Delaware Select Growth Fund

Delaware Select Growth Fund

Key features

Invests primarily in growth-oriented companies of any size within any industry

Seeks durable, competitively advantaged companies that serve large addressable markets with a demonstrated ability to sustain growth and profitability

Emphasis on fundamental, active stock selection driving risk and return

Daily pricing as of 02/03/2023

NAV
NAV 1-day net change
Max offer price
$23.95

Total net assets as of 12/31/2022

All share classes
$173.0 million

Overview

Fund information
Inception date 08/28/1997
Dividends paid (if any) Annually
Capital gains paid (if any) November or December
Fund identifiers
NASDAQ VAGGX
CUSIP 928931757

Benchmark and peer group

Russell 3000® Growth Index (view definition)

Morningstar Large Growth Category (view definition)

Lipper Multi-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 (01/31/2023)

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

Rating No. of funds
Overall 1 1126
3 years 1 1126
5 years 1 1051
10 years 1 793
Morningstar category Morningstar Large Growth Category

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The Morningstar rating is based on risk-adjusted returns.

Morningstar ranking - as of 12/31/2022
1 year 1183 / 1235
3 years 1121 / 1131
5 years 1046 / 1054
10 years 797 / 804
Morningstar category Morningstar Large Growth Category

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The Morningstar ranking is based on historical total returns.

Lipper ranking - as of 12/31/2022
1 year 394 / 433
3 years 386 / 396
5 years 352 / 360
10 years 253 / 258
Lipper classification Lipper Multi-Cap Growth Funds Average

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The Lipper ranking is based on historical total returns.

Expense ratio

Gross
0.95%
Net
0.90%

Net expense ratio reflects a contractual waiver of certain fees and/or expense reimbursements from February 25, 2022 through February 28, 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
-50.26%
2021
3.43%
2020
46.42%
2019
27.73%
2018
-2.45%
2017
22.53%
2016
-1.64%
2015
-0.21%
2014
7.05%
2013
31.84%

Portfolio

Portfolio characteristics as of 12/31/2022

Number of holdings
39
Market cap (median) Source: FactSet
$31.6 billion
Market cap (weighted average) Source: FactSet
$112.8 billion
Portfolio turnover (last fiscal year)
87%
Beta (relative to Russell 3000 Growth Index) (view definition)
1.10
Annualized standard deviation, 3 years (view definition)
28.74

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

Domestic equities
99.9%
Cash, cash equivalents and other assets
0.1%

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
Inspire Medical Systems Inc.
6.76
Shift4 Payments Inc.
5.45
PROGYNY Inc.
5.34
Inari Medical Inc.
5.05
Dexcom
4.36
Arista Networks Inc.
4.21
Chewy Inc.
4.09
BILL.COM Holdings Inc.
3.62
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.
3.61
Trade Desk Inc.
3.51

Total % Portfolio in Top 10 holdings - 46.00%

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
35.8%
Healthcare
26.4%
Consumer discretionary
22.3%
Industrials
8.8%
Communication services
4.5%
Consumer staples
2.0%

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

Year
Capital gains3
Net investment income
Year
Capital gains3
Net investment income
2023
0.000
0.000
2022
0.000
0.000
2021
2.125
0.000
2020
9.869
0.000
2019
2.585
0.000
2018
9.634
0.000
2017
2.238
0.000
2016
5.212
0.000
2015
9.720
0.000
2014
5.779
0.216
2013
1.777
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

Bradley M Klapmeyer

Bradley M. Klapmeyer, CFA

  • Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Start date on the Fund: December 2022
  • Years of industry experience: 23
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Bradley D Angermeier

Bradley D. Angermeier, CFA

  • Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Start date on the Fund: December 2022
  • Years of industry experience: 14
  • Read bio

The portfolio management team for the Fund changed effective December 5, 2022. Please read the latest prospectus, including the supplement dated December 5, 2022, for more information concerning this event. Because everyone’s tax situation is unique, you should consult your tax professional about federal, state, local, or foreign tax consequences before making an investment in the Fund.

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 0.75%
Distribution and service (12b-1) fees none
Other expenses 0.20%
Total annual fund operating expenses 0.95%
Fee waivers and expense reimbursements1 (0.05%)
Total annual fund operating expenses after fee waivers and expense reimbursements 0.90%

Please see the prospectus and SAI for additional information.

1Net expense ratio reflects a contractual waiver of certain fees/and/or expense reimbursements from February 25, 2022 through February 28, 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 12b-1 fees, 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 0.90% of the Fund's average daily net assets from February 25, 2022 through February 28, 2023 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 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.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.

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 (MFMHKL), to execute Fund security trades on behalf of the Manager. The Manager may also seek quantitative support from MIMGL.

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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