How to strike the right balance in high yield bonds
Strong 2016 performance and a sharp rally in credit spreads have prompted some investors to take a cautious view of high yield bonds.
Invests in a diversified portfolio of high-yield, high-risk, fixed income securities across capital structures.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Diversification cannot ensure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market.
Risk factors: The value of the Funds’ shares will change, and you could lose money on your investment. Although asset allocation among different sleeves and asset categories generally tends to limit risk and exposure to any one sleeve, the risk remains that the allocation of assets may skew toward a sleeve that performs poorly relative to the Funds' other sleeves, or to the market as a whole, which would result in the Funds performing poorly. While Ivy Investment Management Company (IICO) monitors the investments of Apollo Credit Management (Apollo) and LaSalle Investment Management Securities (LaSalle) in addition to the overall management of the Funds, including rebalancing the Funds’ target allocations, IICO, Apollo and LaSalle make investment decisions for their investment sleeves independently from one another. It is possible that the investment styles used by IICO, Apollo and LaSalle will not always complement each other, which could adversely affect the performance of the Funds. As a result, the Funds’ aggregate exposure to a particular industry or group of industries, or to a single issuer, could unintentionally be larger or smaller than intended. 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. Investment risks associated with investing in real estate securities, in addition to other risks, include rental income fluctuation, depreciation, property tax value changes and differences in real estate market values. Fixed income securities are subject to interest rate risk and, as such, the net asset value of the Funds may fall as interest rates rise. Investing in below investment grade 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. These and other risks are more fully described in the Funds’ prospectus. Not all funds or fund classes may be offered at all broker/ dealers.