Delaware Investments was founded in 1929 at the start of the Great Depression and has evolved into a world-class asset management firm in the 21st century.

See the timeline below to learn about milestones in the eight-decades-long history of Delaware Investments.


  • 1929: Delaware Investments is founded
  • 1938: Delaware Investments introduces its first mutual fund
  • 1970: Begin managing fixed income strategies
  • 1972: Institutional separate account management is established
  • 1974: Taft-Hartley business is established
  • 1978: Our flagship money market fund is introduced
  • 1990: International/global capabilities are established
  • 1994: Managed accounts business is established
  • 1995: Delaware Investments joins Lincoln Financial Group
  • 2000: Decade of broadening investment capabilities begins
  • 2007: Dublin, Ireland–based UCITS funds are launched
  • 2010: Delaware Investments joins Macquarie Group