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Delaware Ivy Municipal Bond Fund
Class A Shares

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Fund Facts
Ticker Symbol WMBAX
CUSIP 466000841
Fund Code 604
Fund Type Fixed Income Funds
Fund Inception 9/21/1992
Class Inception 9/15/2000
Fiscal Year End March
Dividends Paid Daily, Paid Monthly
Fund Assets (as of 1/31/2022) $678.4 mil
Total Holdings (as of 1/31/2022) 195
Portfolio Turnover Rate (as of 3/31/2021) 22%
Lipper Category General Municipal Debt Funds
Morningstar Category Muni National Interm
Benchmarks Bloomberg Municipal TR USD
Daily Prices
as of 2/25/2022
Net Asset Value (NAV) $11.36
NAV Change ($) ($0.01)
NAV Change (%) -0.09%
Weekly NAV Change ($) $0.03
Weekly NAV Change (%) 0.26%
Public Offering Price (POP) $11.90
Historical Prices & Distributions
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Fund Description

The potential for income without the tax bite


Income-driven, risk-mitigated approach
Disciplined, bottom-up, research-driven process
Experienced management team dedicated solely to municipal bond investing
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.

Performance at NAV does not include the effect of sales charges, if it had, performance shown would be lower. Class A shares, including sales charges, reflects the maximum applicable front-end sales load.

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 -2.93% -2.13% 2.24% 2.30% 2.33% 3.86%
Fund at Offer* -7.33% -4.59% 1.38% 1.79% 2.07% 3.74%
Bloomberg Municipal TR USD -2.74% -1.89% 3.50% 3.46% 3.20% N/A
Lipper General Municipal Debt Funds N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 4.27%
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 1.39% 1.39% 3.44% 2.93% 2.89% 4.02%
Fund at Offer* -1.17% -1.17% 2.57% 2.42% 2.63% 3.90%
Bloomberg Municipal TR USD 1.52% 1.52% 4.73% 4.17% 3.72% N/A
Lipper General Municipal Debt Funds N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 4.29%
Expense Ratios
as of 7/29/2021
Net 0.84%
Gross 0.90%
12-Month Trailing Distribution Yield
as of 1/31/2022
NAV 2.02%
With sales charge 1.93%
Annualized 30-Day SEC Yield
as of 1/31/2022
Subsidized 0.99%
Unsubsidized 0.92%
Growth of a $10,000 Investment
through 1/31/2022
 Municipal Bond A
 Bloomberg Municipal TR USD

Assumes an investment over 10 years or life of the share class, reinvestment of dividends and capital gains, and does not include the effect of sales charges or taxes.

Ratings and Rankings
Lipper Rankings
as of 11/30/2019
Category: General Municipal Debt Funds
  Rank Percentile
1 Year 271 / 282 96
3 Year 220 / 238 93
5 Year 179 / 207 87
10 Year 131 / 166 79

Rankings are based on average annual total returns, but do not consider sales charges.

Morningstar Ratings
as of 1/31/2022
Category: Muni National Interm
Overall (out of 270 Muni National Interm)
3 Year (out of 270 Muni National Interm)
5 Year (out of 232 Muni National Interm)
10 Year (out of 168 Muni National Interm)

Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns.

Holdings
Portfolio Composition
(as a % of net assets as of 1/31/2022)
Revenue Bonds 68.99%
General Obligation Bonds 15.71%
Insured Bonds 13.56%
Prerefunded/ETM 1.14%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 0.60%
Quality
(as a % of bond holdings as of 1/31/2022)
NonRated 23.9 %
AAA 8.3 %
AA 37.4 %
A 26.8 %
BBB 1.9 %
Below CCC 1.7 %

Quality: Our preference is to always use ratings obtained from Standard & Poor's, Moody’s, and Fitch. It is each Portfolio’s general policy to classify such security at the lower rating level if only two ratings are available. If more than two ratings are available and a median exists, the median is used. If more than two ratings exist without a median, the lower of the two middle ratings is used. We do not evaluate these ratings, but simply assign them to the appropriate credit quality category as determined by the rating agency.

Maturity
(as a % of bond holdings as of 1/31/2022)
<1 Year 9.0 %
1-5 Years 8.6 %
5-10 Years 8.3 %
10-20 Years 48.6 %
>20 Years 25.5 %
Average Maturity 16.72 years
Effective Duration 6.87 years

Average maturity and effective duration include bonds, cash and cash equivalents.

Fixed Income Country Allocation
(as a % of bond holdings as of 1/31/2022)
United States 100.0%
Top 10 Holdings
(as a % of net assets as of 1/31/2022)
Cmnwlth of PR, Pub Impvt Rfdg GO Bonds, Ser 2012A, 7.5%, 8/20/2040 3.69%
PR Sales Tax Fin Corp., Sales Tax Rev Bonds, Ser 2018A-1, 7/1/2051 2.99%
NY Cntys Tob Trust V, Tob Stlmt Pass-Through Bonds, Ser 2, 6/1/2060 2.65%
TX Tpk Auth, Cent TX Tpk Sys, First Tier Rev Bonds, Ser 2, 8/15/2026 2.49%
CA Hlth Fac Fin Auth, Kaiser Permanente Rev Bonds, Ser 20, 5.0%, 11/1/2047 2.06%
Cmnwlth of PR, Pub Impvt Rfdg GO Bonds, Ser 2012A, 6.0%, 7/1/2039 1.72%
San Diego Cnty Rgnl Arpt Auth, Sub Arpt Rev Bonds, Ser 20, 4.0%, 7/1/2056 1.69%
NYC Muni Water Fin Auth, Water and Sewer Sys Second Gen R, 5.0%, 6/15/2037 1.64%
CA Edu Fac Auth, Rev Bonds (Stanford Univ), Ser U-7, 5.0%, 6/1/2046 1.62%
Util Debt Securitization Auth, Restructuring Bonds, Ser 2013TE, 5.0%, 12/15/2031 1.58%
Total Portfolio Holdings
(updated quarterly, upon availability)

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Portfolio Management
Manager Name Company Name Years in Industry Years with Fund
Gregory A. Gizzi is head of municipal bonds for Macquarie Asset Management Fixed Income (MFI) in the Americas, a role he assumed in February 2019. In this role, he is responsible for the overall operation of the strategy and is team lead on several of the tax-exempt strategies. Additionally, Gizzi continues to be responsible for MFI’s taxable municipal business and the marketing efforts for the municipal product. Previously, Gizzi was co-portfolio manager of the firm’s municipal bond funds and several client accounts, a role he held since November 2011. Before joining Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) in January 2008 as head of municipal bond trading, he spent six years as a vice president at Lehman Brothers for the firm’s tax-exempt institutional sales effort. Prior to that, he spent two years trading corporate bonds for UBS before joining Lehman Brothers in a sales capacity. Gizzi has more than 20 years of trading experience in the municipal securities industry, beginning at Kidder Peabody in 1984, where he started as a municipal bond trader and worked his way up to institutional block trading desk manager. He later worked in the same capacity at Dillon Read. Gizzi earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University.Gregory A. Gizzi Delaware Management Company 38 <1
Stephen J. Czepiel leads the portfolio management of the firm’s municipal bonds strategies for Macquarie Asset Management Fixed Income (MFI) in the Americas, a role he assumed in February 2019. He is a co-portfolio manager of the firm’s municipal bond funds and client accounts, a role he has held since August 2007. He joined Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) in July 2004 as a senior bond trader. Previously, he was vice president at both Mesirow Financial and Loop Capital Markets. He began his career in the securities industry in 1982 as a municipal bond trader at Kidder Peabody and now has more than 20 years of experience in the municipal securities industry. Czepiel earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Duquesne University.Stephen J. Czepiel Delaware Management Company 40 <1
Jake van Roden is a member of the municipal bond department within Macquarie Asset Management Fixed Income (MFI) in the Americas. He is a portfolio manager for MFI’s nine open-end state-specific municipal bond funds, as well as for several municipal bond client accounts, a role he assumed in December 2017. In February 2019, his portfolio management role expanded to include MFI’s closed-end municipal bond funds and the three national municipal open-end funds. He joined the municipal department in July 2004 as a generalist and became head of municipal trading in December 2012. Before that, van Roden interned at Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) in the client services department. He received a bachelor’s degree in American studies with a minor in government from Franklin & Marshall College.Jake van Roden Delaware Management Company 18 <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 Bloomberg Municipal Bond is an unmanaged index comprised of securities that represent the long-term municipal bond market. 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.

Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement: Through July 29, 2022, Delaware Management Company (Manager), the Fund’s investment manager, Distributor, 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 0.83% and Class I shares at 0.70%. Prior to that date, the expense limitation may not be terminated without the consent of the Board of Trustees (Board).

Effective July 1, 2021, the Maximum Sales Charge (Load) imposed on purchases (as a % of offering price) for Class A shares changed from 2.50% to 4.50%. 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).

Unsubsidized yields reflect what the yield would have been without the effect of reimbursements and waivers. The adviser and its affiliates have or may voluntarily waive a portion of their fees (including, but not limited to, distribution and service (12b-1) fees) and reimburse certain expenses. There is no guarantee that the product will avoid a negative yield. Such undertaking may be amended or withdrawn at any time.

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