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Delaware Ivy Smid Cap Core Fund
Class A Shares

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Fund Facts
Ticker Symbol IYSAX
CUSIP 465898435
Fund Code 645
Fund Type Domestic Equity
Fund Inception 1/31/1997
Class Inception 1/31/1997
Fiscal Year End March
Dividends Paid March, June, September, December
Fund Assets (as of 12/31/2021) $707.1 mil
Total Equity Holdings (as of 12/31/2021) 54
Total Holdings (as of 12/31/2021) 55
Portfolio Turnover Rate (as of 3/31/2021) 127%
Lipper Category Small-Cap Core Funds
Morningstar Category Small Blend
Benchmarks Russell 2000 TR USD
Russell 2500 TR USD
Daily Prices
as of 1/14/2022
Net Asset Value (NAV) $19.25
NAV Change ($) ($0.01)
NAV Change (%) -0.05%
Weekly NAV Change ($) $0.00
Weekly NAV Change (%) 0.00%
Public Offering Price (POP) $20.42
Historical Prices & Distributions
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Fund Description

Concentrated approach seeking the best blend between value and growth small-cap stocks


Stocks are selected by a highly experienced focused investment team, averaging over 25 years of industry experience
Focused on uncovering the best opportunities across the traditionally under-researched US small- and mid-cap company market
A daily review of the portfolio's risk exposures ensures alpha is driven by stock selection
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 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
Russell 2000 TR USD -9.63% -1.21% 11.99% 9.69% 11.33% 8.48%
Russell 2500 TR USD -8.32% 5.75% 14.21% 11.49% 12.43% 9.81%
Lipper Small-Cap Core Funds N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 8.92%
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 20.85% 20.85% 17.11% 10.21% 12.64% 9.46%
Fund at Offer* 16.64% 16.64% 15.74% 9.42% 12.24% 9.31%
Russell 2000 TR USD 14.82% 14.82% 20.02% 12.02% 13.23% 8.95%
Russell 2500 TR USD 18.18% 18.18% 21.91% 13.75% 14.15% 10.23%
Lipper Small-Cap Core Funds N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 8.69%
Expense Ratios
as of 7/29/2021
Net 1.38%
Gross 1.41%
Growth of a $10,000 Investment
through 12/31/2021
 Smid Cap Core A
 Russell 2000 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: Small-Cap Core Funds
  Rank Percentile
1 Year 454 / 927 49
3 Year 319 / 832 39
5 Year 128 / 677 19
10 Year 261 / 485 54

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

Morningstar Ratings
as of 1/31/2022
Category: Small Blend
Overall (out of 597 Small Blend)
3 Year (out of 597 Small Blend)
5 Year (out of 530 Small Blend)
10 Year (out of 353 Small Blend)

Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns.

Holdings
Portfolio Composition
(as a % of net assets as of 12/31/2021)
Domestic Common Stock 93.33%
Foreign Common Stock 4.72%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 1.95%
Sector Allocation
(as a % of equity holdings as of 12/31/2021)
Industrials 24.6%
Financials 16.1%
Consumer Discretionary 15.8%
Information Technology 12.9%
Health Care 12.4%
Materials 7.9%
Energy 4.8%
Real Estate 2.8%
Communication Services 1.6%
Consumer Staples 1.2%
Equity Country Allocation
(as a % of equity holdings as of 12/31/2021)
United States 95.2%
Israel 2.9%
Bermuda 1.9%
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)
Regional Banks 9.3%
Electrical Components & Equipment 5.6%
Health Care Equipment 4.7%
Investment Banking & Brokerage 4.2%
Footwear 4.0%
Specialty Chemicals 4.0%
Trading Companies & Distributors 3.7%
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production 3.6%
Biotechnology 3.4%
Construction & Engineering 3.2%
Portfolio Management
Manager Name Company Name Years in Industry Years with Fund
Francis X. Morris joined Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) in 1997 as a vice president and portfolio manager, ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­and became the chief investment officer for US Core Equity investments in 2004. He is a member of the MAM Global Management Committee and a former Trustee for the Macquarie Management Holdings, Inc. 401(k) and Retirement Plan. Prior to joining the firm, Morris was vice president and director of equity research at PNC Asset Management. He received a bachelor’s degree from Providence College and holds an MBA from Widener University. He is a former member of the Business Advisory Council of the Providence College School of Business. Morris is a past president of the CFA Society of Philadelphia and is a member of the CFA Institute. He is a former officer of the National Association of Petroleum Investment Analysts.Francis X. Morris Delaware Management Company 39 <1
Christopher S. Adams is a senior portfolio manager on the firm’s US Core Equity team and performs analysis and research to support the portfolio management function. He joined the team in 2000 and became a portfolio manager in November 2004. Prior to joining Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) in 1995 as assistant vice president of strategic planning, Adams had approximately 10 years of experience in the financial services industry in the United States and United Kingdom, including positions with Coopers & Lybrand, The Sumitomo Bank, Bank of America, and Lloyds Bank. Adams holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history and economics from the University of Oxford, England, and received an MBA with dual concentrations in finance and insurance/risk management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a past president of the CFA Society of Philadelphia.Christopher S. Adams, CFA Delaware Management Company 34 <1
Michael S. Morris is a senior portfolio manager on the firm’s US Core Equity team and performs analysis and research to support the portfolio management function. He joined the team in July 2004 and became a portfolio manager in November 2004. Morris joined Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) in 1999 as assistant vice president and senior analyst. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a senior equity analyst at Newbold’s Asset Management, covering financial stocks. Morris began his investment career in 1993 at Ohio Casualty. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana University and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a former member of the Bank and Financial Analysts Association. Michael S. Morris, CFA Delaware Management Company 29 <1
Donald G. Padilla is a senior portfolio manager on the firm’s US Core Equity team and performs analysis and research to support the portfolio management function. He joined the team in 2000 and became a portfolio manager in November 2004. Padilla joined Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) in 1994 as assistant controller in the firm’s treasury function, responsible for managing corporate cash investments, developing financial models, and overseeing the financial operations of the Lincoln Life 401(k) annuities segment. Prior to joining the firm, he held various positions at The Vanguard Group. Padilla holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lehigh University, and he is a member of the CFA Society of Philadelphia.Donald G. Padilla, CFA Delaware Management Company 35 <1
David E. Reidinger joined Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) in October 2016 as a senior portfolio manager on the firm’s US Core Equity team. He also performs analysis and research to support the portfolio management function. From June 2004 to September 2016, Reidinger was a senior analyst and portfolio manager at Chartwell Investment Partners, where he worked on the firm’s small- and mid-cap growth strategies. Before that, Reidinger was a portfolio manager with Morgan Stanley Investment Management from 2000 to 2003, and a senior equity analyst with Tiger Management from 1998 to 2000. Reidinger began his career in 1993 as an equity research analyst with Goldman Sachs. With more than 20 years of experience as an analyst, he has covered a broad range of industries within the information technology, consumer, and industrial sectors. Reidinger earned bachelor’s degrees in both mathematics and economics from Fordham University, and an MBA from Columbia Business School.David E. Reidinger Delaware Management Company 29 <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 Russell 2000 Index is an index measuring the performance approximately 2,000 small-cap companies in the Russell 3000 Index, which is made up of 3,000 of the biggest U.S. stocks. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

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Index Description: The Russell 2500 Index measures the performance of the small- to mid-cap segment of the US equity universe. The Russell 2500 Index is a subset of the Russell 3000® Index, representing approximately 2,500 of the smallest securities based on a combination of their market cap and current index membership.

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.

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 I and Class R6 shares at 0.89%. 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).

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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