Delaware Ivy Mid Cap Growth Fund

Delaware Ivy Mid Cap Growth Fund

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Key features

Building a progressive portfolio of leading mid-cap growth companies while following a prudent approach

Investing in U.S. mid-cap companies demonstrating profitability, balance sheet strength and attractive valuations

Evaluating valuations and growth to identify Greenfield Growth, Stable Growth and Unrecognized Growth

Daily pricing as of 01/27/2023

NAV
NAV 1-day net change
Max offer price
$29.56

Total net assets as of 12/31/2022

All share classes
$5.2 billion

Overview

Fund information
Inception date 04/02/2007
Dividends paid (if any) Annually
Capital gains paid (if any) December
Fund identifiers
NASDAQ IYMIX
CUSIP 466001609

Benchmark and peer group

Russell Midcap® Growth Index (view definition)

Morningstar Mid-Cap Growth Category (view definition)

Lipper Mid-Cap Growth 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 (12/31/2022)

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 (12/31/2022)

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 12/31/2022

MorningstarMorningstarMorningstarMorningstar
Rating No. of funds
Overall 4 534
3 years 4 534
5 years 5 495
10 years 3 389
Morningstar category Morningstar Mid-Cap Growth Category

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The Morningstar rating is based on risk-adjusted returns.

Morningstar ranking - as of 12/31/2022
1 year 361 / 586
3 years 83 / 534
5 years 40 / 499
10 years 114 / 389
Morningstar category Morningstar Mid-Cap Growth Category

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The Morningstar ranking is based on historical total returns.

Lipper ranking - as of 12/31/2022
1 year 221 / 390
3 years 43 / 348
5 years 8 / 325
10 years 69 / 260
Lipper classification Lipper Mid-Cap Growth Funds

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The Lipper ranking is based on historical total returns.

Expense ratio

Gross
0.95%
Net
0.79%

Net expense ratio reflects a contractual waiver of certain fees and/or expense reimbursements from July 29, 2022 through July 29, 2023. Please see the fee table in the Fund's prospectus for more information.

Calendar year total returns @ NAV

Year
Annual return
Year
Annual return
2022
-30.44%
2021
16.90%
2020
49.00%
2019
38.48%
2018
0.28%
2017
27.31%
2016
6.37%
2015
-5.80%
2014
8.20%
2013
30.12%
2012
13.45%

Portfolio

Portfolio characteristics as of 12/31/2022

Number of holdings
63
Market cap (median) Source: FactSet
$13.3 billion
Market cap (weighted average) Source: FactSet
$20.9 billion
Portfolio turnover (last fiscal year)
27%
Beta (relative to Russell Midcap Growth Index) (view definition)
1.04
Annualized standard deviation, 3 years (view definition)
26.17

Portfolio composition as of 12/31/2022
Total may not equal 100% due to rounding.

Domestic equities
96.4%
International equities & depositary receipts
3.5%

Top 10 holdings as of 12/31/2022

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
Costar Grp Inc.
4.75
Dexcom
3.88
Marketaxess Holdings Inc.
3.12
Monolithic Power
2.81
Pinterest Inc.
2.65
Borgwarner Inc.
2.44
Microchip Tech Inc.
2.41
Heico Corp.
2.34
Paycom Software Inc.
2.26
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.
2.22

Total % Portfolio in Top 10 holdings - 28.88%

List of monthly holdingsList of quarterly holdings

Sector allocation as of 12/31/2022

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
33.2%
Healthcare
18.8%
Industrials
16.4%
Consumer discretionary
15.0%
Communication services
7.3%
Financials
7.1%
Consumer staples
1.4%
Materials
0.9%

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

Year
Capital gains3
Net investment income
Year
Capital gains3
Net investment income
2022
2.807
0.000
2021
5.053
0.000
2020
3.698
0.000
2019
1.503
0.000
2018
2.144
0.000
2017
1.815
0.000
2016
0.777
0.000
2015
2.156
0.000
2014
2.411
0.000
2013
0.863
0.000
2012
0.107
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

Kimberly A Scott

Kimberly A. Scott, CFA 

  • Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Start date on the Fund: February 2001
  • Years of industry experience: 36
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Nathan Brown

Nathan Brown, CFA

  • Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Start date on the Fund: October 2016
  • Years of industry experience: 24
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Bradley P Halverson

Bradley P. Halverson, CFA

  • Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Start date on the Fund: November 2021
  • Years of industry experience: 21
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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 0.77%
Distribution and service (12b-1) fees none
Other expenses 0.18%
Total annual fund operating expenses 0.95%
Fee waivers and expense reimbursements1 (0.16%)
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 29, 2022 through July 29, 2023. 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 0.83% 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

Significant Events

On November 15, 2021, Bradley P. Halverson was added as an additional portfolio manager.

On December 2, 2020, Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc., the parent company of Ivy Investment Management Company, the investment adviser of the Ivy Funds, and Macquarie Management Holdings, Inc., the US holding company for Macquarie Group Limited’s US asset management business (“Macquarie”), announced that they had entered into an agreement whereby Macquarie would acquire the investment management business of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (the “Transaction”). The Transaction closed on April 30, 2021. The Ivy Funds, as part of Delaware Funds by Macquarie, are now managed by Delaware Management Company and distributed by Delaware Distributors, L.P.

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 it's 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 it's 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 affiliates, Macquarie Investment Management Global Limited (MIMGL) and Macquarie Funds Management Hong Kong Limited, 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.

Investments in small and/or medium-sized companies typically exhibit greater risk and higher volatility than larger, more established companies.

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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