Delaware Government Cash Management Fund** (formerly, First Investors Government Cash Management Fund)


Delaware Strategic Income Fund seeks high current income and, secondarily, long-term total return.


The Fund generally invests at least 80% of its net assets in US and foreign debt securities, including those in emerging markets. Debt securities include all varieties of fixed, variable and floating rate income securities, including bonds, US and foreign government and agency securities, corporate loans (and loan participations), mortgage-backed securities and other asset-backed securities and convertible securities.

Key features

Fund information
Inception date04/01/2013
Dividends paid (if any)Monthly
Capital gains paid (if any)November or December
Fund identifiers

Class R6 shares are available only to certain investors. See the prospectus for more information.

Steve Juszczyszyn

Stephen M. Juszczyszyn 

Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager

Start date on the Fund: October 2019

Years of industry experience: 28

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Kathleen (Marnell) Burst 

Portfolio Manager

Start date on the Fund: October 2019

Years of industry experience: 32

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Class R6 shares are available only to certain investors. See the prospectus for more information.

The table below describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund. You may qualify for sales-charge discounts if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $50,000 in Delaware Funds® by Macquarie. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial intermediary, in the Fund's Prospectus under the section entitled "About your account," and in the Fund's statement of additional information (SAI) under the section entitled "Purchasing Shares."

The Fund's investment manager, Delaware Management Company (Manager), has agreed to voluntarily waive and/or reimburse fees to the extent necessary to assist the Fund in attempting to maintain a yield of at least 0.00%. Such yield waivers and reimbursements are voluntary and could change or be terminated at any time at the discretion of the Manager. There is no guarantee that the Fund will maintain a positive yield.

Shareholder fees
Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases as a percentage of offering pricenone
Maximum contingent deferred sales charge (load) as a percentage of original purchase price or redemption price, whichever is lowernone
Annual fund operating expenses
Management fees0.45%
Distribution and service (12b-1) feesnone
Other expenses0.39%
Total annual fund operating expenses0.84%
Fee waivers and expense reimbursements(0.24%)
Total annual fund operating expenses after fee waivers and expense reimbursements0.60%

Class R6 shares are available only to certain investors. See the prospectus for more information.

1 “Other expenses” for Class R6 are estimated and account for Class R6 shares not being subject to certain expenses as described further in the section of the prospectus entitled “Choosing a share class."

2 The Fund’s Manager has contractually agreed to waive all or a portion of its investment advisory fees and/or pay/reimburse expenses (excluding any acquired fund fees and expenses, taxes, interest, short sale and dividend interest expenses, brokerage fees, certain insurance costs, and nonroutine expenses or costs, including, but not limited to, those relating to reorganizations, litigation, conducting shareholder meetings, and liquidations) in order to prevent total annual fund operating expenses from exceeding 0.60% of the Fund’s average daily net assets from Oct. 4, 2019 through Oct. 31, 2021. These waivers and reimbursements may only be terminated by agreement of the Manager and the Fund.

*Effective Oct. 4, 2019, the Fund added the ICE BofA US 3-Month Treasury Bill Index. The Fund elected to use the new index because it more closely reflected the Fund’s investment strategies.

**On April 6, 2019, Foresters Investment Management Company, Inc. (FIMCO), the investment adviser to the First Investors Funds, entered into an agreement with Macquarie Management Holdings, Inc. (MMHI), whereby MMHI, on behalf of its affiliate Delaware Management Company (DMC), a series of Macquarie Investment Management Business Trust (MIMBT), would acquire FIMCO’s asset management business (the “Transaction”). In connection with the Transaction, the Board of Trustees of the First Investors Trusts and the First Investors Fund shareholders approved, pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Reorganization (the “Agreement”), the transfer of all assets and liabilities of each First Investors Fund to a corresponding, newly formed fund in the Delaware Funds by Macquarie family of funds. The Transaction closed on Oct. 4, 2019.

Carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risk factors, charges, and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Fund’s prospectus and its summary prospectus, which may be obtained by clicking the prospectus link located in the right-hand sidebar. For investors investing in Delaware Funds by Macquarie (formerly First Investors Funds) please call 800 423-4026. Investors should read the prospectus and the summary prospectus carefully before investing.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.

An investment in the Fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. Although the Fund seeks to preserve the value of an investment at $1.00 per share, it is possible to lose money by investing in the Fund. The Fund’s sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the Fund, and you should not expect that the sponsor will provide financial support to the Fund at any time.

Liquidity risk is the possibility that securities cannot be readily sold within seven days at approximately the price at which a fund has valued them.

The risk that all or a majority of the securities in a certain market — like the stock market or bond market — will decline in value because of factors such as adverse political or economic conditions, future expectations, investor confidence, or heavy institutional selling.

The yields received by the Fund on its investments will generally decline as interest rates decline.

Like the values of other debt instruments, the market values of US Government securities are affected by changes in interest rates. When interest rates rise, the market values of US Government securities generally decline. This could cause the Series' NAV to decline below $1.00 per share.

The US Government securities the Fund invests in may or may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the US Government. Securities issued by US Government sponsored enterprises are supported only by the credit of the issuing entity. The value of an investment will decline if there is a default by or a deterioration in the credit quality of the issuer or a provider of a credit enhancement or demand feature. This could cause the Fund’s NAV to decline below $1.00 per share.

Natural or environmental disasters, such as earthquakes, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, and other severe weather-related phenomena generally, and widespread disease, including pandemics and epidemics, have been and can be highly disruptive to economies and markets, adversely impacting individual companies, sectors, industries, markets, currencies, interest and inflation rates, credit ratings, investor sentiment, and other factors affecting the value of the Fund’s investments. Given the increasing interdependence among global economies and markets, conditions in one country, market, or region are increasingly likely to adversely affect markets, issuers, and/or foreign exchange rates in other countries. These disruptions could prevent the Fund from executing advantageous investment decisions in a timely manner and could negatively impact the Fund’s ability to achieve its investment objective. Any such event(s) could have a significant adverse impact on the value and risk profile of the Fund.

All third-party marks cited are the property of their respective owners.

Not FDIC Insured | No Bank Guarantee | May Lose Value

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Daily pricing (as of 03/27/2020)

Class R6PriceNet change
NAV$1.00no chg
Max offer price$1.00n/a

Total net assets (as of 02/29/2020)

$184.2 million all share classes

Morningstar ranking (as of 02/29/2020)

YTD rankingn/a
1 yearn/a
3 yearsn/a
5 yearsn/a
10 yearsn/a
Morningstar category

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The Morningstar ranking is based on historical total returns.

Lipper ranking (as of 02/29/2020)

YTD ranking106 / 152
1 year92 / 142
3 years82 / 131
5 years72 / 109
10 yearsn/a
Lipper classificationLipper U.S. Government Money Market Funds

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The Lipper ranking is based on historical total returns.

Benchmark and peer group

ICE BofA US 3-Month Treasury Bill Index (view definition)

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