Delaware Fund for Income*

Key features

A research-driven high yield bond fund seeking long-term growth and income

Leverages the team's deep credit expertise and sizable presence in corporate bond market

An experienced management team with more than 25 years average industry experience

Daily pricing as of 06/16/2021

NAV
NAV 1-day net change
Max offer price
$2.51

Total net assets as of 05/31/2021

All share classes
$386.9 million

Overview

Fund information
Inception date 04/01/2013
Dividends paid (if any) Monthly
Capital gains paid (if any) November or December
Fund identifiers
NASDAQ FIFKX
CUSIP 24611D565

Benchmark and peer group

ICE BofA US High Yield Constrained Index (view definition)

Morningstar High-Yield Bond Category (view definition)

Lipper High Yield Funds Average (view definition)

Performance

The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

Total returns may reflect waivers and/or expense reimbursements by the manager and/or distributor for some or all of the periods shown. Performance would have been lower without such waivers and reimbursements.

Average annual total return as of month-end (05/31/2021)

Returns for less than one year are not annualized.

Benchmark lifetime returns are as of the month end prior to the Fund's inception date.

Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs, or expenses. Indices are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index.

Performance shown prior to Oct. 4, 2019, are as of the predecessor fund and investment team.

Average annual total return as of quarter-end (03/31/2021)

Returns for less than one year are not annualized.

Benchmark lifetime returns are as of the month end prior to the Fund's inception date.

Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs, or expenses. Indices are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index.

Performance shown prior to Oct. 4, 2019, are as of the predecessor fund and investment team.

Overall Morningstar RatingTM

Institutional Class shares - as of 05/31/2021

MorningstarMorningstarMorningstar
Rating No. of funds
Overall 3 633
3 years 3 633
5 years 3 556
10 years 3 361
Morningstar category Morningstar High-Yield Bond Category
 

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The Morningstar rating is based on risk-adjusted returns.

Morningstar ranking - as of 05/31/2021
1 year 383 / 685
3 years 249 / 633
5 years 324 / 556
10 years n/a
Morningstar category Morningstar High-Yield Bond Category

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The Morningstar ranking is based on historical total returns.

Lipper ranking - as of 05/31/2021
1 year 271 / 510
3 years 186 / 469
5 years 243 / 400
10 years n/a
Lipper classification Lipper High Yield Funds Average

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The Lipper ranking is based on historical total returns.

Expense ratio

Gross
0.89%
Net
0.89%

Net expense ratio reflects a contractual waiver of certain fees and/or expense reimbursements from Jan. 28, 2021 through Jan. 31, 2022. Please see the fee table in the Fund's prospectus for more information.

Calendar year total returns @ NAV

Year
Annual return
Year
Annual return
2020
7.11%
2019
11.88%
2018
-2.42%
2017
6.68%
2016
11.20%
2015
-2.29%
2014
1.06%

Portfolio

Portfolio characteristics as of 05/31/2021

Number of holdings
208
Number of credit issuers
159
Portfolio turnover (last fiscal year)
162%
Effective duration (weighted average) (view definition)
4.11 years
Effective maturity (weighted average) (view definition)
5.04 years
Yield to maturity (view definition)
5.04%
Average market price (view definition)
$103.18
Average coupon (view definition)
5.96%
Yield to worst (view definition)
4.49%
SEC 30-day yield with waiver (view definition)
3.72%
SEC 30-day yield without waiver (view definition)
3.72%
Annualized standard deviation, 3 years (view definition)
8.74

Portfolio composition as of 05/31/2021
Total may not equal 100% due to rounding.

Credits
80.3%
Foreign bonds
17.4%
Cash and cash equivalents
2.3%

Top 10 fixed income holdings as of 05/31/2021

Holdings are as of the date indicated and subject to change.

List excludes cash and cash equivalents.

Holding
% of portfolio
Holding
% of portfolio
Applied Systems Inc. 6.250 9/19/2025
1.48
United Continental Holdings Inc. 4.875 1/15/2025
1.29
Powerteam Services LLC 9.033 12/4/2025
1.09
Verscend Holding Corp. 4.000 8/27/2025
1.08
Technipfmc PLC 6.500 2/1/2026
1.07
Cco Holdings LLC 4.500 8/15/2030
1.04
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. 5.500 4/1/2028
1.03
Carnival Corp. 5.750 3/1/2027
1.03
Csc Holdings LLC 4.625 12/1/2030
1.02
Prime Security Services Borrower L 6.250 1/15/2028
0.98

Total % Portfolio in Top 10 holdings - 11.11%

List of monthly holdingsList of quarterly holdings

Fixed income sectors as of 04/30/2021

List may exclude cash, cash equivalents, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that are used for cash management purposes. Please see the Fund’s complete list of holdings for more information.

Sector
Fund
Sector
Fund
Energy
12.6%
Healthcare
9.3%
Basic industry
7.5%
Technology & electric
7.5%
Telecommunications
7.3%
Media
7.0%
Services
6.3%
Leisure
5.8%
Capital goods
5.2%
Retail
4.6%
Financial services
4.3%
Emerging markets
3.5%
Transportation
3.1%
Automotive
3.0%
Consumer goods
2.9%
Banking
1.9%
Utility
1.7%
Insurance
1.5%
Real estate
1.4%

Credit quality as of 05/31/2021

Rating
Fund
Rating
Fund
AAA
2.3%
BBB
4.7%
BB
45.0%
B
32.3%
CCC
15.7%

Total may not equal 100% due to rounding. The Fund’s investment manager, Delaware Management Company (DMC), a series of Macquarie Investment Management Business Trust, receives “Credit Quality” ratings for the underlying securities held by the Fund from three “nationally recognized statistical rating organizations” (NRSROs): Standard & Poor’s (S&P), Moody’s Investors Service, and Fitch, Inc. The credit quality breakdown is calculated by DMC based on the NRSRO ratings. If two or more NRSROs have assigned a rating to a security the higher rating (lower value) is used. If only one NRSRO rates a security, that rating is used. For securities rated by an NRSRO other than S&P, that rating is converted to the equivalent S&P credit rating. Securities that are unrated by any of the three NRSROs are included in the “not rated” category when applicable. Unrated securities do not necessarily indicate low quality. More information about securities ratings is contained in the Fund’s Statement of Additional Information.

Distribution history - annual distributions (Institutional Class)1,2
Distributions ($ per share)

Year
Capital gains3
Net investment income
Year
Capital gains3
Net investment income
2021
0.000
0.051
2020
0.000
0.124
2019
0.000
0.130
2018
0.000
0.132
2017
0.000
0.132
2016
0.000
0.126
2015
0.000
0.137
2014
0.000
0.140
2013
0.000
0.111
2012
0.000
0.000
2011
0.000
0.000

1If a Fund makes a distribution from any source other than net income, it is required to provide shareholders with a notice disclosing the source of such distribution (each a "Notice"). The amounts and sources of distributions reported above and in each Notice are only estimates and are not provided for tax reporting purposes. Each Fund will send each shareholder a Form 1099 DIV for the calendar year that will provide definitive information on how to report the Fund's distributions for federal income tax purposes. The information in the table above will not be updated to reflect any subsequent recharacterization of dividends and distributions. Click here to see recent Notices pertaining to the Fund (if any).

2Information on return of capital distributions (if any) is only provided from June 1, 2014 onward.

3Includes both short- and long-term capital gains.

Management

John McCarthy

John P. McCarthy, CFA

  • Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Start date on the Fund: October 2019
  • Years of industry experience: 34
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Adam Brown

Adam H. Brown, CFA

  • Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Start date on the Fund: October 2019
  • Years of industry experience: 22
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Fees

Shareholder fees
Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases as a percentage of offering price none
Maximum contingent deferred sales charge (load) as a percentage of original purchase price or redemption price, whichever is lower none
Annual fund operating expenses
Management fees 0.65%
Distribution and service (12b-1) fees none
Other expenses 0.24%
Total annual fund operating expenses 0.89%
Fee waivers and expense reimbursements1 none
Total annual fund operating expenses after fee waivers and expense reimbursements 0.89%

1 The Fund’s investment manager, Delaware Management Company (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 dividend and 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 1.03% of the Fund’s average daily net assets from Jan. 28, 2021 through Jan. 31, 2022. These waivers and reimbursements may only be terminated by agreement of the Manager and the Fund.

Resources

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

*Significant Fund Event On Feb. 24, 2021, the Board of Trustees approved the reorganization (Reorganization) of Delaware Fund for Income (Acquired Fund) into and with Delaware High-Yield Opportunities Fund (Acquiring Fund). Effective as of the close of business on July 16, 2021, the Acquired Fund will be closed to new investors and existing shareholders. It is anticipated that the Acquired Fund’s shareholders will receive a prospectus/information statement in May 2021 providing them with information about the Reorganization and the Acquiring Fund. The Reorganization is expected to take place on or about July 23, 2021. Effective April 9 2021, contingent deferred sales charges will be waived on redemptions from the Acquired Fund through the date of the Reorganization.

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 under the Resources section, or calling 877 693-3546. Investors should read the prospectus and the summary prospectus carefully before investing.

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 are located under the Resources section, or calling 800 523-1918. Investors should read the prospectus and the summary prospectus carefully before investing.

The Fund's investment manager, Delaware Management Company (Manager), may seek investment advice and recommendations from its affiliates: Macquarie Investment Management Europe Limited (MIMEL), Macquarie Investment Management Austria Kapitalanlage AG (MIMAK), and Macquarie Investment Management Global Limited (MIMGL) (together, the “Affiliated Sub-Advisors”). The Manager may also permit these Affiliated Sub-Advisors to execute Fund security trades on behalf of the Manager and exercise investment discretion for securities in certain markets where DMC believes it will be beneficial to utilize an Affiliated Sub-Advisor’s specialized market knowledge.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.

Fixed income securities and bond funds can lose value, and investors can lose principal, as interest rates rise. They also may be affected by economic conditions that hinder an issuer’s ability to make interest and principal payments on its debt.

The Fund may also be subject to prepayment risk, the risk that the principal of a bond that is held by a portfolio will be prepaid prior to maturity, at the time when interest rates are lower than what the bond was paying. A portfolio may then have to reinvest that money at a lower interest rate.

High yielding, non-investment-grade bonds (junk bonds) involve higher risk than investment grade bonds.

The high yield secondary market is particularly susceptible to liquidity problems when institutional investors, such as mutual funds and certain other financial institutions, temporarily stop buying bonds for regulatory, financial, or other reasons. In addition, a less liquid secondary market makes it more difficult for the Fund to obtain precise valuations of the high yield securities in its portfolio.

The Fund may invest in derivatives, which may involve additional expenses and are subject to risk, including the risk that an underlying security or securities index moves in the opposite direction from what the portfolio manager anticipated. A derivatives transaction depends upon the counterparties’ ability to fulfill their contractual obligations.

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.

IBOR risk is the risk that changes related to the use of the London interbank offered rate (LIBOR) or similar rates (such as EONIA) could have adverse impacts on financial instruments that reference these rates. The abandonment of these rates and transition to alternative rates could affect the value and liquidity of instruments that reference them and could affect investment strategy performance.

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.

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