Fund Detail

Delaware Ivy High Income Fund

(Formerly, Ivy High Income Fund)
Track Fund
$7.12 NAV as of 10/22/2021
($0.01) / -0.14% Daily NAV Change
6.07% YTD (NAV) as of 10/22/2021 i

Fund Summary

Seeking to increase income potential through credit selection
Flexibility
A non-investment-grade credit product with the ability to invest in both bonds and senior loans.
Management discipline
A high priority on individual credit selection and bottom-up credit research instead of sector bets or macro calls.
Income
The potential to generate higher levels of income than an investment-grade portfolio, although at greater risk.

On May 24, 2021, and again on June 1, 2021, the net asset values (NAVs) per share for Delaware Ivy High Income Fund and Delaware Ivy VIP High Income Portfolio were reduced as a result of changes in the methodology used to value a private equity holding (New Cotai) held by the Funds. The new valuation methodology was implemented to be consistent with US generally accepted accounting principles (US GAAP) and consider available observable inputs related to the fair valuation of New Cotai and certain other private equity securities. New Cotai was the only private equity security held in any of the Delaware Funds® by Macquarie (including the legacy Delaware Ivy Funds and Delaware Ivy Variable Insurance Portfolios) whose value was impacted by this change in valuation methodology.

Morningstar Style Box
Value Blend Growth
Large
Medium
Small
LTD MOD EXT
High
Medium
Low
Portfolio Management
  • Chad Gunther

    • — Delaware Management Company
    • — 7 Years with Fund
    • — 23 Years in Industry
Growth of a $10,000 Investment through 9/30/2021

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. If it had, performance shown would have been lower.

Documents
Fact Sheet
Prospectus
Summary Prospectus
Statement of Additional Information
Annual Report
Semi-Annual Report
Quarterly Commentary
XBRL
Information Statement
Q1 Holdings
Q3 Holdings
Daily Prices as of 10/22/2021
Net Asset Value (NAV) $7.12  
Daily NAV Change ($0.01) -0.14%
Weekly NAV Change ($0.01) -0.14%
Public Offering Price (POP) $7.12
Fund Facts
Ticker Symbol IVHIX
CUSIP 466000122
Fund Code 475
Fund Type Fixed Income Funds
Fund Inception 7/31/1997
Class Inception 4/2/2007
Fiscal Year End March
Dividends Paid Daily, Paid Monthly
Fund Assets
(as of 9/30/2021)
$4.1 bil
Total Equity Holdings
(as of 9/30/2021)
4
Total Holdings
(as of 9/30/2021)
245
Portfolio Turnover Rate
(as of 3/31/2021)
59%
Morningstar Category High Yield Bond
BenchmarkICE BofAML US High Yield Index

Fund Performance

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 I shares are sold without any front-end sales load or contingent deferred sales charges.

Monthly Rates of Return Average Annual Total Returns as of 9/30/2021

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR LIFE
Fund at NAV 5.88% 13.96% 5.37% 6.38% 7.14% 7.30%
ICE BofAML US High Yield Index 4.67% 11.46% 6.62% 6.36% 7.30% -
Morningstar High Yield Bond 4.22% 10.50% 5.69% 5.41% 6.25% -

Quarterly Rates of Return Average Annual Total Returns as of 9/30/2021

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR LIFE
Fund at NAV 5.88% 13.96% 5.37% 6.38% 7.14% 7.30%
ICE BofAML US High Yield Index 4.67% 11.46% 6.62% 6.36% 7.30% -
Morningstar High Yield Bond 4.22% 10.50% 5.69% 5.41% 6.25% -

Calendar Year Return

201620172018201920202011201220132014201520062007200820092010200320042005
Class I17.07 8.26 -2.49 11.50 5.55 6.45 17.18 10.47 1.74 -7.17 - - -19.66 46.49 15.67 - - -
ICE BofAML US High Yield Index17.49 7.48 -2.26 14.41 6.17 4.38 15.59 7.42 2.50 -4.64 11.72 2.24 -26.39 57.51 15.19 28.15 10.87 2.74

Morningstar Ratings as of 9/30/2021

Category: High Yield Bond

Overall out of 630 ★★★★
3 Year out of 630 ★★
5 Year out of 552 ★★★★
10 Year out of 358 ★★★★

Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns.

Morningstar Ranking through 9/30/2021

Category: High Yield Bond

  Rank Percentile
1 Year 85 /677 12
3 Year 437 /630 67
5 Year 81 /552 18
10 Year 47 /358 15

Morningstar Ranking / # of Funds in Category displays the fund's actual rank within its Morningstar Category based on average annual total return and number of Funds in that Category. The Morningstar Percentile Ranking compares a Fund's Morningstar risk and return scores with all the Funds in the same Category, where 1% = Best and 100% = Worst.

Expense Ratios as of 7/29/2021

Net 0.75%
Gross 0.75%

5-Year Standard Deviation as of 9/30/2021

Fund 8.82
ICE BofAML US High Yield Index 7.46

5-Year MPT* Statistics as of 9/30/2021

Alpha -0.57
Beta 1.13
R-Squared 90.85
Sharpe Ratio 0.59
Capture Ratio

Upside: 103.56%

Downside: 108.12%

*Modern Portfolio Theory

Growth of a $10,000 Investment through 9/30/2021

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.

Fund Distributions

Historical Prices Inception 4/2/2007

Date Price Dividend Reinvest Date Capital Gain Reinvest Date

Historical Distributions Inception 4/2/2007

Ex-date Income Capital Gains Reinvest Gains Payment Date

*Special Dividend
The table includes the daily prices at NAV (net asset value) for the history of this fund's selected share class. NAV is the amount per share you would receive if you sold shares that day.

Annualized 30-Day SEC Yield as of 9/30/2021

Subsidized 4.63%
Unsubsidized 4.63%

Fund Documents

Top 10 Holdings as a % of net assets as of 9/30/2021

State Street Institutional U.S. Government Money Market Fund - Premier Class, 0.025%, 10-1-21, 0.0% 4.58%
Staples, Inc., 7.5%, 4/15/2026 2.34%
Olympus Merger Sub, Inc., 8.5%, 10/15/2025 2.26%
Laureate Education, Inc., Class A Laureate International Universities are the for-profit universities and colleges owned and operated by Laureate Education, Inc., of Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States. By 2015, the company owned and operated more than 200 programs, both campus-based and online, in 29 countries. 2.12%
NFP Corp., 6.9%, 8/15/2028 2.03%
PAE Holding Corp., 5.3%, 10/19/2027 1.80%
West Corp., 5.0%, 10/10/2024 1.64%
Form Technologies LLC (ICE LIBOR plus 475 bps), 5.8%, 7/22/2025 1.37%
Digicel International Finance Ltd., 8.8%, 5/25/2024 1.31%
Frontier Communications Corp. 1.29%
Total Portfolio Holdings DOWNLOAD (as of 9/30/2021)
updated quarterly, upon availability
Maturity as a % of fixed income assets as of 9/30/2021
<1 Year 0.53%
1-5 Years 38.88%
5-10 Years 58.61%
10-20 Years 0.30%
>20 Years 1.68%
Average Maturity 5.56 years
Effective Duration 2.72 years
Fixed Income Country Allocation (as a % of bond holdings as of 9/30/2021)
United States 86.7%
Canada 2.8%
Luxembourg 2.1%
Bermuda 1.9%
Saint Lucia 1.9%
Jamaica 1.8%
United Kingdom 1.4%
Chile 0.6%
France 0.5%
Ireland 0.1%
Netherlands 0.1%
Panama 0.1%
Quality as a % of fixed income assets as of 9/30/2021
NonRated 3.40%
BB 6.40%
B 56.10%
CCC 33.50%
Below CCC 0.60%

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.

Portfolio Composition as a % of net assets as of 9/30/2021
Corporate Bonds 60.32%
Senior Loans 26.93%
Domestic Common Stock 5.63%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 5.07%
Preferred Stock 1.29%
Foreign Common Stock 0.76%
Total Portfolio Holdings
DOWNLOAD (as of 9/30/2021)

Fund Documents

Documents

Fact Sheet
Prospectus
Summary Prospectus
Statement of Additional Information
Annual Report
Semi-Annual Report
Quarterly Commentary
XBRL
Information Statement
Q1 Holdings
Q3 Holdings
Product Update - June 22, 2021

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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. Fixed income securities are subject to interest rate risk and, as such, the net asset value of the Fund 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. 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.

1 Year performance as of 3/31/2021 has been restated. Refer to the Product Update-June 22, 2021 on IvyInvestments.com for additional information.

The Morningstar High-Yield Bond Category compares funds that concentrate on lower-quality bonds, which offer higher yields than other types of portfolios but are also more vulnerable to economic and credit risk. These funds primarily invest in US high-income debt securities where at least 65% or more of bond assets are not rated or are rated by a major agency such as Standard & Poor's or Moody's at the level of BB (considered speculative for taxable bonds) and below.

Index Description: The ICE BofAML U.S. High Yield Index tracks the performance of U.S. dollar denominated below investment grade corporate debt publicly issued in the U.S. domestic market.

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 seek investment advice and recommendations from its affiliates: Macquarie Investment Management Europe Limited (MIMEL), Macquarie Investment Management Austria Kapitalanlage AG (MIMAK), and Macquarie Investment Management Global Limited (MIMGL) (together, the “Affiliated Sub-Advisors”). The Manager may also permit these Affiliated Sub-Advisors to execute Fund security trades on behalf of the Manager and exercise investment discretion for securities in certain markets where DMC believes it will be beneficial to utilize an Affiliated Sub-Advisor's specialized market knowledge.

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 B shares at 1.70%; Class C shares at 1.66%; and Class E shares at 1.04%. Prior to that date, the expense limitation may not be terminated without the consent of the Board of Trustees (Board).

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.

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.

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.

30-Day SEC Yield: is calculated based on a formula mandated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that calculates a fund's hypothetical annualized income, as a percentage of its assets. A security's income, for the purposes of this calculation, is based on the current market yield to maturity (in the case of bonds) or projected dividend yield (for stocks) of the fund's holdings over a trailing 30 day period. This hypothetical income will differ (at times, significantly) from the fund's actual experience; as a result, income distributions from the fund may be higher or lower than implied by the SEC yield.

Alpha, Beta, R-Squared, Standard Deviation, Sharpe Ratio and Capture Ratio are 5 year statistics. Alpha is a measure of a fund's actual returns and expected performance, given its level of risk (as measured by beta). Beta reflects the sensitivity of the fund's return to fluctuations in the market index. R-squared indicates how much of a fund's fluctuations were attributable to movements in the fund's benchmark. Standard deviation is a measure of how volatile a fund's returns are. Sharpe ratio is a measure of a fund's risk-adjusted performance. Capture ratio reflects the annualized product of fund vs. index returns for all months in which the index had a positive return (upside capture) or negative return (downside capture).

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