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Delaware Ivy LaSalle Global Real Estate Fund

(Formerly, Ivy LaSalle Global Real Estate Fund)
Track Fund
$12.00 NAV as of 9/17/2021
($0.13) / -1.07% Daily NAV Change
19.32% YTD (NAV) as of 9/17/2021 i

Fund Summary

Get a global perspective on real estate securities
Global allocations
Offers broad exposure to global publicly traded real estate securities.
Equity focus
Seeks to provide total return through long-term capital appreciation and current income; the Fund does not directly invest in real estate.
Process driven
The portfolio managers use top-down and bottom-up analysis in seeking to identify what they believe are mispriced securities across property sectors and countries
Morningstar Style Box
Value Blend Growth
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Portfolio Management
  • Matthew Sgrizzi, CFA

    • — LaSalle Investment Mgmt. Securities (Sub-Adviser)
    • — 6 Years with Fund
    • — 19 Years in Industry
  • Lisa Kaufman

    • — LaSalle Investment Mgmt. Securities (Sub-Adviser)
    • — 5 Years with Fund
    • — 29 Years in Industry
  • Benjamin Lentz, CFA

    • — LaSalle Investment Mgmt. Securities (Sub-Adviser)
    • — 1 Years with Fund
    • — 21 Years in Industry
  • Paul Meierdierck, CFA

    • — LaSalle Investment Mgmt. Securities (Sub-Adviser)
    • — 1 Years with Fund
    • — 13 Years in Industry
Growth of a $10,000 Investment through 8/31/2021

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 9/17/2021
Net Asset Value (NAV) $12.00  
Daily NAV Change ($0.13) -1.07%
Weekly NAV Change ($0.12) -0.99%
Public Offering Price (POP) $12.00
Fund Facts
Ticker Symbol IRESX
CUSIP 465899326
Fund Code 458
Fund Type Specialty Funds
Fund Inception 4/1/2013
Class Inception 4/1/2013
Fiscal Year End March
Dividends Paid March, June, September, December
Fund Assets
(as of 8/31/2021)
$97.4 mil
Total Equity Holdings
(as of 8/31/2021)
91
Total Holdings
(as of 8/31/2021)
91
Portfolio Turnover Rate
(as of 3/31/2021)
90%
Morningstar Category Global Real Estate
BenchmarkFTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed TR USD

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 8/31/2021

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR LIFE
Fund at NAV 23.20% 34.87% 9.31% 6.86% N/A 6.05%
FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed TR USD 22.24% 34.55% 8.56% 6.57% 8.47% -
Morningstar Global Real Estate 19.86% 30.34% 9.00% 7.03% 7.71% -

Quarterly Rates of Return Average Annual Total Returns as of 6/30/2021

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR LIFE
Fund at NAV 16.74% 35.52% 8.16% 6.19% N/A 5.48%
FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed TR USD 16.11% 34.83% 7.39% 5.97% 7.29% -
Morningstar Global Real Estate 14.32% 32.33% 7.75% 6.57% 6.49% -

Calendar Year Return

20162017201820192020201320142015
Class I1.30 8.96 -4.66 20.44 -4.50 - 14.95 -0.51
FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed TR USD4.99 11.42 -4.74 23.06 -8.18 4.39 15.89 0.05

Morningstar Ratings as of 8/31/2021

Category: Global Real Estate

Overall out of 195 ★★★
3 Year out of 195 ★★★
5 Year out of 173 ★★★

Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns.

Morningstar Ranking through 8/31/2021

Category: Global Real Estate

  Rank Percentile
1 Year 33 /198 17
3 Year 110 /195 47
5 Year 91 /173 45

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 1.05%
Gross 1.41%

5-Year Standard Deviation as of 8/31/2021

Fund 15.63
FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed TR USD 16.13

5-Year MPT* Statistics as of 8/31/2021

Alpha 0.41
Beta 0.96
R-Squared 99.01
Sharpe Ratio 0.37
Capture Ratio

Upside: 98.78%

Downside: 96.51%

*Modern Portfolio Theory

Growth of a $10,000 Investment through 8/31/2021

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 4/1/2013

Date Price Dividend Reinvest Date Capital Gain Reinvest Date

Historical Distributions Inception 4/1/2013

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 8/31/2021

Subsidized 1.07%
Unsubsidized 0.73%

Fund Documents

Top 10 Equity Holdings as a % of net assets as of 8/31/2021

Vonovia SE Vonovia SE is Germany's largest residential property company. Vonovia was established in a 2015 merger of German real estate companies Deutsche Annington and Gagfah. As of September 2015, it is a component of the DAX.  4.19%
ProLogis, Inc. Prologis, Inc., is a real estate investment trust (REIT) company. The company is engaged in logistics real estate business. The company's segments include Real Estate Operations and Strategic Capital with a focus on markets across the United States, the Americas, Europe and Asia. 3.62%
AvalonBay Communities, Inc. AvalonBay Communities, Inc. engages in the development, redevelopment, acquisition, ownership, and operation of multifamily communities in the United States. 2.94%
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. 2.68%
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. Digital Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), through its controlling interest in Digital Realty Trust, L.P., engages in the ownership, acquisition, development, redevelopment, and management of technology-related real estate. 2.61%
Invitation Homes, Inc. 2.50%
Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. 2.23%
First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. 2.22%
Public Storage, Inc. Public Storage (the Trust) is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The TrustÆs principal business activities include the acquisition, development, ownership and operation of self-storage facilities. 2.20%
Vicinity Centres 2.18%
Total Portfolio Holdings DOWNLOAD (as of 6/30/2021)
updated quarterly, upon availability
Market Capitalization as a % of equity assets as of 8/31/2021
Large ( > $10 bil) 51.2%
Medium ($2 - $10 bil) 42.2%
Small ( < $2 bil) 6.7%
Median Market Cap (as of 8/31/2021) $5.8 bil
Top 10 Industry Allocation (as a % of Equity Holdings as of 8/31/2021)
Residential REITs 14.5%
Retail REITs 14.5%
Specialized REITs 14.2%
Industrial REITs 11.8%
Real Estate Operating Companies 10.1%
Office REITs 8.0%
Health Care REITs 6.6%
Diversified REITs 6.4%
Diversified Real Estate Activities 6.3%
Hotel & Resort REITs 5.1%
Sector Allocation as a % of equity assets as of 8/31/2021
Real Estate 99.47%
Communication Services 0.53%
Portfolio Composition as a % of net assets as of 8/31/2021
Domestic Common Stock 55.91%
Foreign Common Stock 44.06%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 0.03%
Equity Country Allocation as a % of equity assets as of 8/31/2021
United States 55.9%
Japan 9.5%
United Kingdom 7.6%
Hong Kong 5.8%
Germany 5.4%
Canada 3.2%
Singapore 3.1%
Australia 2.8%
France 2.7%
Spain 1.5%
Netherlands 1.2%
Ireland 0.7%
Belgium 0.7%
Total Portfolio Holdings
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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

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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 Portfolio's shares will change, and you could lose money on your investment. Prices of growth stocks may be more sensitive to changes in current or expected earnings than the prices of other stocks. Growth stocks may be more volatile or not perform as well as value stocks or the stock market in general. 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 Portfolio 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 Portfolio may have a greater impact on the Portfolio's net asset value than it would if the Portfolio invested in a larger number of securities. 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 Portfolio'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 Portfolio from executing advantageous investment decisions in a timely manner and could negatively impact the Portfolio'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 Portfolio. These and other risks are more fully described in the Portfolio's prospectus. Not all portfolios may be offered at all broker/dealers. The DELAWARE IVY VARIABLE INSURANCE PORTFOLIOSSM are only available as investment options in variable life insurance policies and variable annuity contracts issued by participating insurance companies. They are not offered or made available directly to the general public.

Prior to April 30, 2012, the Portfolio’s investment objective was to provide, as its primary objective, long-term appreciation of capital and, as a secondary objective, to seek current income. Effective as of April 30, 2012, the Portfolio changed its investment objective to seeking to provide growth of capital. In November 2014, the Portfolio increased its emphasis on investments in the stocks of U.S. companies. Effective January 1, 2015, the Portfolio changed its name and investment strategy to reflect a global focus. Performance prior to January 2015 reflects the Portfolio’s former international strategy, which did not include significant investments in U.S. companies, and may have differed if the Portfolio’s current strategy that includes investing globally, including in stocks of U.S. companies, had been in place.

The Morningstar Global Real Estate Category compares funds that invest primarily in non-US real estate securities but may also invest in US real estate securities. These funds purchase debt and equity securities, convertible securities, and securities issued by real estate investment trusts (REITs) and REIT like entities.

Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against loss in a declining market. It is a method to manage risk.

The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index is an unmanaged index that tracks the performance of listed real estate companies and REITs worldwide. 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.

Ivy LaSalle Global Risk-Managed Real Estate Fund merged into Ivy LaSalle Global Real Estate Fund on Nov. 5, 2018.

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 thetotal 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 1.48%; Class B shares at 2.17%; Class I and Class R6 shares at 1.05%; and Class R at 1.80%. 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).

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Information is subject to change and is not intended to represent any past or future investment recommendations.

The Fund is sub-advised by LaSalle Investment Management Securities, LLC, which delegates to its affiliate, LaSalle Investment Management Securities, B.V., for portfolio management responsibilities of Fund assets allocated to European investments. References to LaSalle Investment Management Securities include both entities.

Co-Portfolio Manager Stanley J. Kraska, Jr. retired from LaSalle Investment Management Securities on Sept. 4, 2018.