Delaware Ivy Core Equity Fund

Delaware Ivy Core Equity Fund

Key features

Concentrated portfolio that invests in domestic companies across the valuation and large- to mid-cap spectrum opportunistically

Stock selection results from uncovering underappreciated multi-year earnings catalysts in companies with strong or strengthening competitive advantages

The portfolio manager has over 20 years of experience, including 15+ years managing the Fund

Daily pricing as of 06/14/2024

NAV
NAV 1-day net change
Max offer price
$21.67

Total net assets as of 05/31/2024

All share classes
$3.7 billion

Overview

Fund information
Inception date 04/02/2007
Dividends paid (if any) Annually
Capital gains paid (if any) December
Fund identifiers
NASDAQ ICIEX
CUSIP 466000163

Benchmark and peer group

S&P 500® Index (view definition)

Morningstar Large Blend Category (view definition)

Lipper Large-Cap Core Funds Category (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 (as applicable) 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 (05/31/2024)

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 05/31/2024

MorningstarMorningstarMorningstarMorningstar
Rating No. of funds
Overall 4 1289
3 years 4 1289
5 years 5 1189
10 years 3 887
Morningstar category Large Blend

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The Morningstar rating is based on risk-adjusted returns.

Morningstar ranking - as of 05/31/2024
1 year 145 / 1409
3 years 201 / 1289
5 years 61 / 1189
10 years 347 / 887
Morningstar category Large Blend

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The Morningstar ranking is based on historical total returns.

Lipper ranking - as of 05/31/2024
1 year 101 / 670
3 years 132 / 615
5 years 32 / 561
10 years 217 / 432
Lipper classification Lipper Large-Cap Core Funds

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The Lipper ranking is based on historical total returns.

Expense ratio

Gross
0.78%
Net
0.75%

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
23.86%
2022
-17.22%
2021
29.22%
2020
22.01%
2019
31.28%
2018
-4.34%
2017
20.81%
2016
3.74%
2015
-0.43%
2014
9.46%

Portfolio

Portfolio characteristics as of 05/31/2024

Number of holdings
47
Market cap (median) Source: FactSet
$138.4 billion
Market cap (weighted average) Source: FactSet
$824.5 billion
Portfolio turnover (last fiscal year)
37%
Beta (relative to S&P 500 Index) (view definition)
1.02
Annualized standard deviation, 3 years (view definition)
18.31

Portfolio composition as of 05/31/2024
Total may not equal 100% due to rounding.

Domestic equities
93.9%
International equities & depositary receipts
5.5%
Cash, cash equivalents and other assets
0.6%

Top 10 holdings as of 05/31/2024

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
MICROSOFT CORPORATION
7.84
ALPHABET INC
5.31
NVIDIA CORPORATION
4.89
APPLE INC
3.77
AMAZON.COM INC
3.64
HCA HEALTHCARE INC
3.11
KKR GROUP CO INC
3.02
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC
2.99
CAPITAL ONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
2.66
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION
2.58

Total % Portfolio in Top 10 holdings - 39.81%

List of monthly holdingsList of quarterly holdings

Sector allocation as of 05/31/2024

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
Information technology
31.0%
Financials
23.0%
Healthcare
10.9%
Communication services
8.1%
Consumer discretionary
7.1%
Industrials
7.1%
Materials
5.0%
Consumer staples
4.0%
Energy
1.9%
Utilities
1.3%

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
1.838
0.071
2022
2.017
0.076
2021
2.429
0.120
2020
0.390
0.066
2019
1.421
0.113
2018
1.907
0.127
2017
0.903
0.069
2016
0.444
0.092
2015
1.010
0.019
2014
1.109
0.026

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

Erik R Becker

Erik R. Becker, CFA

  • Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Start date on the Fund: February 2006
  • Years of industry experience: 25
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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 0.63%
Distribution and service (12b-1) fees none
Other expenses 0.15%
Total annual fund operating expenses 0.78%
Fee waivers and expense reimbursements1 (0.03%)
Total annual fund operating expenses after fee waivers and expense reimbursements 0.75%

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 0.81% of the Fund’s average daily net assets from July 29, 2021 through July 29, 2022. These waivers and reimbursements may only be terminated by agreement of the Manager and the Fund.

Resources

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 Manager may seek investment advice and recommendations relating to fixed income securities from its affiliates: Macquarie Investment Management Europe Limited (MIMEL), and Macquarie Investment Management Global Limited (MIMGL). The Manager may also permit MIMGL to execute Fund equity security trades on behalf of the Manager.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.

Risk is increased in a concentrated portfolio since it holds a limited number of securities with each investment having a greater effect on the overall 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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Not FDIC Insured • No Bank Guarantee • May Lose Value

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