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Delaware Ivy International Core Equity Fund
Class E Shares

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Fund Facts
Ticker Symbol IICEX
CUSIP 465899607
Fund Code 2413
Fund Type Global/International
Fund Inception 5/13/1997
Class Inception 4/4/2007
Fiscal Year End March
Dividends Paid December
Fund Assets (as of 12/31/2021) $2.2 bil
Total Equity Holdings (as of 12/31/2021) 78
Total Holdings (as of 12/31/2021) 80
Portfolio Turnover Rate (as of 3/31/2021) 76%
Lipper Category International Large-Cap Core
Morningstar Category Foreign Large Blend
Benchmarks MSCI EAFE NR USD
MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD
Daily Prices
Data not available
Fund Description

A gateway to international opportunities


Wide-range investment mandate which allows the fund to invest across the international equity landscape, including emerging markets
Seeks high-quality businesses that can generate sustainable growth and excess returns
Strives to identify valuation discrepancies across the traditional growth and value styles viewed through the lens of the business risk-valuation spectrum.
Morningstar Style Box
Source: Morningstar
Returns and Expenses

Data quoted is past performance and current performance may be lower or higher. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Class E shares are subject to an initial sales charge of 5.75% when purchased for your InvestEd Plan account; it also features a step down structure of lowering the initial sales charge based on the amount of your investment. The Ivy Limited Term-Bond Fund, Class E share is subject to an initial sales charge of 2.50%. The Ivy Money Market Fund, Class E share does not include a sales charge.

Monthly Rates of Return
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Average Annual Total Returns
as of 1/31/2022
  YTD 1yr 3yr 5yr 10yr Life
Fund at NAV N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fund at Offer* N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
MSCI EAFE NR USD -4.83% 7.03% 9.34% 7.85% 6.94% N/A
MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD -3.69% 3.62% 9.09% 8.04% 6.18% N/A
Quarterly Rates of Return
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Average Annual Total Returns
as of 12/31/2021
  YTD 1yr 3yr 5yr 10yr Life
Fund at NAV N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fund at Offer* N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
MSCI EAFE NR USD 11.26% 11.26% 13.54% 9.55% 8.03% N/A
MSCI ACWI Ex USA NR USD 7.82% 7.82% 13.18% 9.61% 7.28% N/A
Expense Ratios
as of 7/31/2021
Net 1.17%
Gross 1.57%
Holdings
Portfolio Composition
(as a % of net assets as of 12/31/2021)
Foreign Common Stock 98.19%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 1.81%
Sector Allocation
(as a % of equity holdings as of 12/31/2021)
Consumer Discretionary 19.3%
Industrials 17.3%
Financials 15.0%
Health Care 12.8%
Energy 9.0%
Consumer Staples 7.9%
Information Technology 7.1%
Materials 6.4%
Communication Services 3.0%
Utilities 2.4%
Equity Country Allocation
(as a % of equity holdings as of 12/31/2021)
United Kingdom 17.2%
Germany 16.3%
France 14.7%
Japan 13.4%
Canada 7.2%
Netherlands 5.9%
South Korea 3.8%
Switzerland 3.2%
Denmark 2.8%
Mexico 2.6%
China 2.6%
Norway 1.5%
Sweden 1.4%
Australia 1.4%
Hong Kong 1.4%
Brazil 1.2%
South Africa 1.2%
Spain 1.2%
India 1.1%
Top 10 Equity Holdings
(as a % of net assets as of 12/31/2021)
Merck KGaA 2.96%
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a Korea-based company engaged in the provision of consumer electronics, communication products, semiconductor products and home appliances.Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. 2.78%
GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) is global healthcare group, which is engaged in the creation and discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceutical products, including vaccines, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and health-related consumer products.GlaxoSmithKline plc 2.39%
Airbus SE manufactures airplanes and military equipment. The Company produces military fighter aircraft, military and commercial helicopters, missiles, satellites, and telecommunications and defense systems, as well as offers military and commercial aircraft conversion and maintenance services.Airbus SE 2.15%
Schneider Electric SE is a French multinational corporation that specializes in energy management, automation solutions, spanning hardware, software, and services.Schneider Electric S.A. 1.86%
Roche Holdings AG is a Switzerland-based pharmaceuticals and diagnostics company.Roche Holdings AG, Genusscheine 1.77%
TotalEnergies SE 1.77%
Cap Gemini S.A. 1.64%
WPP plc is a British multinational advertising and public relations company with its main management office in London, England, and its executive office in Dublin, Ireland.WPP Group plc 1.64%
Suncor Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company. The company primarily focuses on developing petroleum resource basins in Canada's Athabasca oil sands; explores, acquires, develops, produces, and markets crude oil and natural gas internationally; transports and refines crude oil; markets petroleum and petrochemical products primarily in Canada; markets third-party petroleum products; and engages in energy trading activities. Suncor Energy, Inc. 1.58%
Total Portfolio Holdings
(updated quarterly, upon availability)

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Top 10 Industry Allocation
(as a % of equity holdings as of 12/31/2021)
Pharmaceuticals 10.3%
Diversified Banks 6.6%
Internet & Direct Marketing Retail 5.2%
Automobile Manufacturers 4.9%
Integrated Oil & Gas 4.6%
Life & Health Insurance 4.0%
Food Retail 3.1%
Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals 2.8%
Personal Products 2.6%
Apparel, Accessories & Luxury Goods 2.6%
Portfolio Management
Manager Name Company Name Years in Industry Years with Fund
F. Chace Brundige is senior vice president and portfolio manager for Ivy Investments, now part of Macquarie Asset Management’s Delaware Management Company. He joined Macquarie Asset Management as part of the firm’s April 30, 2021 acquisition (Transaction) of the investment management business of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc., the parent company of Ivy Investment Management Company (IICO), the former investment advisor of the Transaction Funds. In 2003, he joined IICO as an assistant portfolio manager for the large-capitalization growth equity team, became a portfolio manager for investment companies managed by IICO (or its affiliates) in February 2006. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Kansas State University and has earned an MBA with an emphasis in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.Chace Brundige, CFA Delaware Management Company 28 <1
Aditya Kapoor is vice president and portfolio manager for Ivy Investments, now part of Macquarie Asset Management’s Delaware Management Company. He joined Macquarie Asset Management as part of the firm’s April 30, 2021 acquisition (Transaction) of the investment management business of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc., the parent company of Ivy Investment Management Company (IICO), the former investment advisor of the Transaction Funds. He joined IICO in 2008 as an equity investment analyst. He had served as assistant vice president and assistant portfolio manager for investment companies managed by IICO (or its affiliates) since 2013. He became portfolio manager in 2017. He earned a Bachelor of Technology in production and industrial engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Delhi), and holds an MBA from The Johnson School at Cornell University.Aditya Kapoor, CFA Delaware Management Company 15 <1
Charles John is portfolio manager of the global growth and international core equity suite of mutual funds and institutional accounts. He has been portfolio manager since 2021. Mr. John joined the organization in 2017 as an equity investment analyst. His research responsibilities were concentrated in industries within the information technology sector. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. John was co-portfolio manager of a global fund and senior investment analyst with Scout Investments in Kansas City, MO. Mr. John earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the Bangalore Institute of Technology (B.I.T.) India, graduating with Honors in 1998. He earned an MBA, with an emphasis in Finance, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2003. Mr. John is a CFA charterholder. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society Kansas City. Mr. John is a Board Member at the Chinese School of Greater Kansas City and he is actively involved as a Life Coach with Cornerstones of Care in its foster care program since 2013.Charles John Delaware Management Company 10 <1

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Significant Event On September 13, 2021, the Board of Trustees (Board) of the Ivy Funds approved the appointment of Macquarie Investment Management Austria Kapitalanlage AG portfolio managers Stefan Löwenthal and Jürgen Wurzer and Aaron D. Young of Delaware Management Company (DMC) to join F. Chace Brundige of DMC as Fund portfolio managers. In connection with this change, the Board approved applicable revisions to the Fund’s investment strategies. All changes took effect on or about November 15, 2021.

Data quoted is past performance and current performance may be lower or higher. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Risk factors: Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. The value of the Fund’s shares will change, and you could lose money on your investment. The Fund may allocate its assets among different asset classes of varying correlation around the globe. The Fund’s Equity Sleeve typically holds a limited number of stocks (generally 50 to 70). As a result, the appreciation or depreciation of any one security held by the Fund may have a greater impact on the Fund’s NAV than it would if it invested in a larger number of securities. International investing involves additional risks, including currency fluctuations, political or economic conditions affecting the foreign country, and differences in accounting standards and foreign regulations. These risks are magnified in emerging markets. The Fund’s Diversifying Sleeve includes fixed-income securities, that are subject to interest-rate risk and, as such, the net asset value of the Fund may fall as interest rates rise. Investing in high-income securities may carry a greater risk of nonpayment of interest or principal than higher-rated bonds. Loans (including loan assignments, loan participations and other loan instruments) carry other risks, including the risk of insolvency of the lending bank or other intermediary. Loans may be unsecured or not fully collateralized may be subject to restrictions on resale and sometimes trade infrequently on the secondary market. The Fund may seek to hedge market risk via the use of derivative instruments. Such investments involve additional risks. Investing in commodities is generally considered speculative because of the significant potential for investment loss due to cyclical economic conditions, sudden political events, and adverse international monetary policies. Markets for commodities are likely to be volatile and the Fund may pay more to store and accurately value its commodity holdings than it does with the Fund’s other holdings. 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. 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. These and other risks are more fully described in the Fund’s prospectus. Not all funds or fund classes may be offered at all broker/dealers.

The Morningstar World Allocation Category compares funds that seek to provide both capital appreciation and income by investing in stocks, bonds, and cash. While these funds may invest globally, most focus on the United States, Canada, Japan, and the larger markets in Europe. It is rare for such funds to invest more than 10% of their assets in emerging markets, and typically have at least 10% of their assets in bonds, less than 70% of assets in stocks, and at least 40% of assets in non-US stocks or bonds.

Pricing: All prices and year-to-date returns are based on closing quotes unless noted, as supplied to the NASDAQ by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time. YTD Prices can be updated 3 to 4 hours after the Daily Pricing information which can result in mismatching data.

Index Description: The MSCI EAFE Index is an equity index which captures large and mid cap representation across 21 Developed Markets countries’ around the world, excluding the US and Canada. With 915 constituents, the index covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in each country. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Index Description: The MSCI ACWI ex USA Index captures large and mid-cap representation across 22 of 23 Developed Markets (DM) countries (excluding the U.S.) and 24 Emerging Markets (EM) countries. The index covers approximately 85% of the global equity opportunity set outside the U.S. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Performance results for some funds may include the effect of expense reduction arrangements. If those arrangements had not been in place, the performance results would have been lower.

Ivy European Opportunities Fund merged into Ivy International Core Equity Fund on Nov. 5, 2018.

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.

Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement: Through July 29, 2022, Delaware Management Company (Manager), the Fund’s investment manager, DDLP, and/or WISC have contractually agreed to reimburse sufficient management fees, 12b-1 fees and/or shareholder servicing fees to cap the total annual ordinary fund operating expenses (which would exclude interest, taxes, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses and extraordinary expenses, if any) as follows: Class A shares at 1.23%; Class B shares at 2.08%; Class C shares at 1.92%; Class E shares at 1.17%; Class I shares and Class R6 shares at 0.79%; Class R shares at 1.53%; and Class Y shares at 1.18%. Prior to that date, the expense limitation may not be terminated without the consent of the Board of Trustees (Board).

Fee waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement: Due to a separate contractual class waiver, certain common expenses applicable to all share classes also may be waived to cap total annual ordinary fund operating expenses, which may serve to reduce the expense ratio of certain share classes.

Effective July 1, 2021, the Maximum Sales Charge (Load) imposed on purchases (as a % of offering price) for Class A shares changed from 3.50% to 5.75%. Additionally, the low balance fee for Class A Shares of the Fund was eliminated and accounts will NOT be assessed an account fee of $20 if the account balance is below $650 at the start of business on the Friday prior to the last full week of September 2020 (i.e., September 18, 2020).

Information is subject to change and is not intended to represent any past or future investment recommendations.

Style Analysis: The Morningstar Style Box reveals a fund's investment style. For equity funds the vertical axis shows the market capitalization of the stocks owned and the horizontal axis shows investment style (value, blend, or growth). For fixed-income funds, the vertical axis shows the credit quality of the bonds owned and the horizontal axis shows interest rate sensitivity as measured by a bond's effective duration. Morningstar seeks credit rating information from fund companies on a periodic basis (e.g., quarterly). In compiling credit rating information, Morningstar instructs fund companies to only use ratings that have been assigned by the following Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations (NRSROs): Moody's, Standard & Poor's, Fitch, and Egan-Jones. If two NRSROs have rated a security, fund companies are to report the lowest rating; if three or more NRSROs have rated the same security differently, fund companies are to report the rating that is in the middle. For example, if NRSRO X rates a security AA-, NRSRO Y rates the same security an A and NRSRO Z rates it a BBB+, the fund company should use the credit rating of 'A' in its reporting to Morningstar. PLEASE NOTE: Morningstar, Inc. is not itself an NRSRO nor does it issue a credit rating on the fund. An NRSRO rating on a fixed-income security can change from time-to-time. For credit quality, Morningstar combines the credit rating information provided by the fund companies with an average default rate calculation to come up with a weighted-average credit quality. The weighted-average credit quality is currently a letter that roughly corresponds to the scale used by a leading NRSRO. Bond funds are assigned a style box placement of "low", "medium", or "high" based on their average credit quality. Funds with a low credit quality are those whose weighted-average credit quality is determined to be less than "BBB-"; medium are those less than "AA-", but greater or equal to "BBB-"; and high are those with a weighted-average credit quality of "AA-" or higher. When classifying a bond portfolio, Morningstar first maps the NRSRO credit ratings of the underlying holdings to their respective default rates (as determined by Morningstar's analysis of actual historical default rates). Morningstar then averages these default rates to determine the average default rate for the entire bond fund. Finally, Morningstar maps this average default rate to its corresponding credit rating along a convex curve. For interest-rate sensitivity, Morningstar obtains from fund companies the average effective duration. Generally, Morningstar classifies a fixed-income fund's interest-rate sensitivity based on the effective duration of the Morningstar Core Bond Index (MCBI), which is currently three years. The classification of Limited will be assigned to those funds whose average effective duration is between 25% to 75% of MCBI's average effective duration; funds whose average effective duration is between 75% to 125% of the MCBI will be classified as Moderate; and those that are at 125% or greater of the average effective duration of the MCBI will be classified as Extensive. For municipal bond funds, Morningstar also obtains from fund companies the average effective duration. In these cases static breakpoints are utilized. These breakpoints are as follows: (i) Limited: 4.5 years or less; (ii) Moderate: more than 4.5 years but less than 7 years; and (iii) Extensive: more than 7 years. In addition, for non-US taxable and non-US domiciled fixed income funds static duration breakpoints are used: (i) Limited: less than or equal to 3.5 years; (ii) Moderate: greater than 3.5 and less than equal to 6 years; (iii) Extensive: greater than 6 years.

Please remember that an investment in a mutual fund involves risk. Investment return and principal value of a mutual fund investment will fluctuate, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

YTD Prices can be updated 3 to 4 hours after the Daily Pricing information which can result in mismatching data.

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