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Delaware Ivy Systematic Emerging Markets Equity Fund
Class A Shares

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Fund Facts
Ticker Symbol IPOAX
CUSIP 465897866
Fund Code 611
Fund Type Global/International
Fund Inception 10/25/1993
Class Inception 10/25/1993
Fiscal Year End March
Dividends Paid December
Fund Assets (as of 1/31/2022) $1.8 bil
Total Equity Holdings (as of 1/31/2022) 66
Total Holdings (as of 1/31/2022) 67
Portfolio Turnover Rate (as of 3/31/2021) 39%
Lipper Category Emerging Markets Funds
Morningstar Category Diversified Emerging Mkts
Benchmarks MSCI EM NR USD
Daily Prices
as of 2/25/2022
Net Asset Value (NAV) $24.39
NAV Change ($) $0.34
NAV Change (%) 1.41%
Weekly NAV Change ($) ($1.41)
Weekly NAV Change (%) -5.47%
Public Offering Price (POP) $25.88
Historical Prices & Distributions
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Fund Description

Pursue emerging market equities in any region of the world

The Fund invests across the valuation spectrum and seeks to capitalize on the inefficiencies of emerging market equities.
The Fund invests in companies with attractive quality, momentum, and value characteristics offering consistent return potential
Quantitatively-driven approach that combines extensive investment knowledge with cutting edge technology
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 -0.58% -9.00% 12.78% 10.55% 7.24% 5.29%
Fund at Offer* -6.29% -12.19% 11.45% 9.76% 6.86% 5.16%
MSCI EM NR USD -1.89% -7.23% 7.19% 8.30% 4.16% N/A
Lipper Emerging Markets Funds N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 4.54%
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 -4.67% -4.67% 16.61% 12.61% 8.38% 5.33%
Fund at Offer* -8.02% -8.02% 15.23% 11.81% 7.99% 5.20%
MSCI EM NR USD -2.54% -2.54% 10.94% 9.88% 5.49% N/A
Lipper Emerging Markets Funds N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 4.31%
Expense Ratios
as of 11/15/2021
Net 1.15%
Gross 1.39%
Growth of a $10,000 Investment
through 1/31/2022
 Systematic Emerging Markets Equity A

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: Emerging Markets Funds
  Rank Percentile
1 Year 248 / 794 32
3 Year 224 / 672 34
5 Year 83 / 538 16
10 Year 93 / 242 39

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

Morningstar Ratings
as of 1/31/2022
Category: Diversified Emerging Mkts
Overall (out of 726 Diversified Emerging Mkts)
3 Year (out of 726 Diversified Emerging Mkts)
5 Year (out of 617 Diversified Emerging Mkts)
10 Year (out of 344 Diversified Emerging Mkts)

Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns.

Portfolio Composition
(as a % of net assets as of 1/31/2022)
Foreign Common Stock 96.79%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 1.91%
Domestic Common Stock 1.30%
Sector Allocation
(as a % of equity holdings as of 1/31/2022)
Information Technology 24.4%
Financials 16.6%
Communication Services 16.3%
Consumer Discretionary 16.2%
Energy 7.1%
Consumer Staples 6.7%
Industrials 4.9%
Materials 3.8%
Real Estate 2.9%
Health Care 1.1%
Equity Country Allocation
(as a % of equity holdings as of 1/31/2022)
China 27.9%
India 17.4%
Taiwan 17.3%
South Korea 13.1%
Brazil 8.0%
Russia 4.9%
South Africa 4.5%
Vietnam 2.4%
Hong Kong 1.4%
United States 1.3%
Cayman Islands 1.2%
Panama 0.4%
Singapore 0.3%
Total Portfolio Holdings
(updated quarterly, upon availability)

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Top 10 Industry Allocation
(as a % of equity holdings as of 1/31/2022)
Semiconductors 14.7%
Diversified Banks 14.1%
Interactive Media & Services 11.8%
Internet & Direct Marketing Retail 7.8%
Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals 6.1%
Integrated Oil & Gas 3.6%
Wireless Telecommunication Service 3.6%
Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing 3.4%
Real Estate Development 2.9%
Automobile Manufacturers 2.7%
Portfolio Management
Manager Name Company Name Years in Industry Years with Fund
Benjamin Leung is the co-head of the Macquarie Systematic Investments (MSI) team, a role he assumed in August 2014. In addition to the day-to-day management of the global portfolios, he is also the head of research, responsible for driving the continual evolution of the systematic investment process. Leung joined the MSI team in May 2005 as a quantitative analyst, where his responsibilities included the development and maintenance of various quantitative models. Following his successful efforts to expand the quantitative capability to international markets, he formed the foundation of the current systematic investment approach. Prior to joining the MSI team, he worked as a software engineer for Macquarie’s Investment Banking Group Information Services Division in Sydney. Leung received a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours and a Masters in Commerce from the University of New South Wales.Benjamin Leung, CFA Delaware Management Company 20 <1
Scot Thompson is the co-head of the Macquarie Systematic Investments (MSI) team, a role he assumed in August 2014. His responsibilities include the day-to-day management of the global portfolios, oversight of the trading function, development of new strategies, and client engagement. From June 2003 to August 2014, Thompson was the equities head of product, responsible for product design, development, and client relationships for the firm’s Australian and global equities product range. Before that, he was a member of the firm’s private equity fund-of-fund and performance analytics teams. Prior to joining Macquarie in November 2001 as a quantitative performance analyst, he worked on the performance analytics team for Cogent Investment Administration, where he was responsible for investment performance and attribution reporting for a variety of clients over all asset classes. Thompson also work in civil engineering before moving to finance, working for several Australian companies as a project manager focusing on underground installations, quarrying, and mining. He received a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Sydney and a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.Scot Thompson Delaware Management Company 24 <1


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: MSCI Emerging Markets is an unmanaged index comprised of securities that represent large and mid-cap companies within emerging market countries. 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.

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 1.56%; Class B shares at 2.45%; and Class I shares and Class R6 shares at 0.99%. Prior to that date, the expense limitation may not be terminated without the consent of the Board of Trustees (Board).

Effective February 11, 2014, Ivy Pacific Opportunities Fund was changed to Ivy Emerging Markets Equity Fund and its strategy was changed to reflect a concentration in emerging market equity securities. Performance prior to such time in part reflects the Ivy Pacific Opportunities Fund’s former strategy to invest primarily in Pacific region equity securities, and the Fund’s performance may have differed if the Ivy Emerging Markets Equity Fund’s current strategy had been in place.

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.

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance, and does not include the effects of sales charges. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

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

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