Delaware International Equity Fund II

Delaware International Equity Fund II(formerly Delaware Ivy International Value Fund)

Close of business on or about May 3, 2024, Delaware International Equity Fund II will reorganize into Delaware Ivy International Core Equity Fund.

Key features

Invests in companies with superior, self-sustaining business models at attractive valuations

Focuses on growth compounding businesses, high-quality cyclicals, and companies at an unrecognized inflection toward growth

Seeks above benchmark returns with a similar level of risk

Daily pricing as of 04/12/2024

NAV
NAV 1-day net change
Max offer price
$15.62

Total net assets as of 03/31/2024

All share classes
$91.6 million

Overview

Fund information
Inception date 04/02/2007
Dividends paid (if any) Annually
Capital gains paid (if any) December
Fund identifiers
NASDAQ ICVIX
CUSIP 465898112

Benchmark and peer group

MSCI ACWI (All Country World Index) ex USA Index (view definition)

MSCI EAFE (Europe, Australasia, Far East) Index (view definition)

Lipper International Multi-Cap Value 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 (03/31/2024)

Returns for less than one year are not annualized.

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

Average annual total return as of quarter-end (03/31/2024)

Returns for less than one year are not annualized.

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

Overall Morningstar RatingTM

Institutional Class shares - as of 03/31/2024

Rating No. of funds
Overall 1 338
3 years 1 338
5 years 2 316
10 years 1 205
Morningstar category Morningstar Foreign Large Value Category

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The Morningstar rating is based on risk-adjusted returns.

Morningstar ranking - as of 03/31/2024
1 year 337 / 372
3 years 326 / 338
5 years 267 / 316
10 years 173 / 205
Morningstar category Morningstar Foreign Large Value Category

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The Morningstar ranking is based on historical total returns.

Lipper ranking - as of 03/31/2024
1 year 223 / 240
3 years 212 / 221
5 years 168 / 207
10 years 104 / 123
Lipper classification Lipper International Multi-Cap Value Funds Average

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The Lipper ranking is based on historical total returns.

Expense ratio

Gross
1.26%
Net
0.79%

Net expense ratio reflects a contractual waiver of certain fees and/or expense reimbursements from July 31, 2023 through July 30, 2024. Please see the fee table in the Fund's prospectus for more information.

Calendar year total returns @ NAV

Year
Annual return
Year
Annual return
2023
13.68%
2022
-17.88%
2021
11.42%
2020
6.48%
2019
17.48%
2018
-15.86%
2017
16.72%
2016
12.65%
2015
-11.17%
2014
-6.23%

Portfolio

Portfolio characteristics as of 03/31/2024

Number of holdings
63
Market cap (median) Source: FactSet
$40.4 billion
Market cap (weighted average) Source: FactSet
$135.1 billion
Portfolio turnover (last fiscal year)
36%
Beta (relative to MSCI ACWI ex USA (Net)) (view definition)
0.93
Annualized standard deviation, 3 years (view definition)
16.91

Top 10 holdings as of 03/31/2024

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

List may exclude cash and cash equivalents. Please see the Fund's complete list of holdings for more information.

Holdings based by issuer.

Holding
% of portfolio
Holding
% of portfolio
LOREAL SA
4.39
TESCO PLC
4.18
NESTLE SA
3.73
SEVEN & I HOLDINGS CO LTD
3.34
ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
3.33
HALEON PLC
3.27
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO LT
3.17
SAP SE
3.02
AIRBUS SE
2.96
ASML HOLDING NV
2.95

Total % Portfolio in Top 10 holdings - 34.34%

List of monthly holdingsList of quarterly holdings

Sector allocation as of 03/31/2024

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
Consumer staples
25.5%
Financials
19.3%
Information technology
12.6%
Healthcare
10.1%
Industrials
8.9%
Consumer discretionary
7.2%
Energy
5.9%
Materials
5.0%
Communication services
3.3%

Top 10 countries as of 03/31/2024

List may exclude cash, cash equivalents, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that are used for cash management purposes.

Country
% of portfolio
Country
% of portfolio
France
16.5%
Japan
14.5%
United Kingdom
11.7%
Germany
11.5%
Netherlands
7.9%
Switzerland
5.3%
United States
5.3%
Denmark
4.0%
Canada
3.6%
Taiwan
3.2%

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

Year
Capital gains3
Net investment income
Year
Capital gains3
Net investment income
2024
0.000
0.000
2023
0.000
0.190
2022
1.514
0.000
2021
0.000
0.487
2020
0.000
0.243
2019
0.000
0.429
2018
1.910
0.142
2017
0.000
0.233
2016
0.000
0.135
2015
0.000
0.255
2014
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

Investment manager

Delaware Management Company (DMC)

Aditya Kapoor

Aditya Kapoor, CFA

  • Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Start date on the Fund: August 2023
  • Years of industry experience: 16
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Charles John

Charles John, CFA

  • Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Start date on the Fund: August 2023
  • Years of industry experience: 17
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Charles Trey Schorgl

Trey Schorgl, CFA

  • Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Start date on the Fund: August 2023
  • Years of industry experience: 13
  • Read bio

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 1.00%
Distribution and service (12b-1) fees none
Other expenses 0.26%
Total annual fund operating expenses 1.26%
Fee waivers and expense reimbursements1 (0.47%)
Total annual fund operating expenses after fee waivers and expense reimbursements 0.79%

Please see the prospectus and SAI for additional information.

1Net expense ratio reflects a contractual waiver of certain fees/and/or expense reimbursements from July 31, 2023 through July 30, 2024. Please see the fee table in the Fund's prospectus for more information.

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

1The 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 1.12% of the Fund’s average daily net assets from November 15, 2021 through November 15, 2022. These waivers and reimbursements may only be terminated by agreement of the Manager and the Fund.

Resources

Significant Fund Event

On August 31, 2023, the portfolio management responsibilities of the Fund changed and Aditya Kapoor, Charles John and Charles (Trey) Schorgl now serve as portfolio managers of the Fund. In addition, on October 31, 2023, the Fund’s name changed to Delaware International Equity Fund II and the Fund’s benchmark changed from the MSCI EAFE (Europe, Australasia, Far East) Index to MSCI ACWI (All Country World Index) ex USA Index.

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 visiting delawarefunds.com/literature 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 may be obtained by visiting delawarefunds.com/literature 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 permit its affiliate, Macquarie Investment Management Global Limited (MIMGL) to execute Fund security trades on behalf of the Manager. The Manager may also seek quantitative support from MIMGL.

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.

If and when the Fund invests in forward foreign currency contracts or uses other investments to hedge against currency risks, the Fund will be subject to special risks, including counterparty risk.

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.

International investments entail risks including fluctuation in currency values, differences in accounting principles, or economic or political instability. Investing in emerging markets can be riskier than investing in established foreign markets due to increased volatility, lower trading volume, and higher risk of market closures. In many emerging markets, there is substantially less publicly available information and the available information may be incomplete or misleading. Legal claims are generally more difficult to pursue.

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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