Fund Detail

Delaware Ivy Smid Cap Core Fund

Track Fund
$25.83 NAV as of 12/7/2021
$0.58 / 2.30% Daily NAV Change
20.08% YTD (NAV) as of 12/7/2021 i

Fund Summary

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
Value Blend Growth
Portfolio Management
  • Francis X. Morris

    • — Delaware Management Company
    • — <1 Years with Fund
    • — 38 Years in Industry
  • Christopher S. Adams, CFA

    • — Delaware Management Company
    • — <1 Years with Fund
    • — 33 Years in Industry
  • Michael S. Morris, CFA

    • — Delaware Management Company
    • — <1 Years with Fund
    • — 28 Years in Industry
  • Donald G. Padilla, CFA

    • — Delaware Management Company
    • — <1 Years with Fund
    • — 34 Years in Industry
  • David E. Reidinger

    • — Delaware Management Company
    • — <1 Years with Fund
    • — 28 Years in Industry
Growth of a $10,000 Investment through 11/30/2021

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.

Fact Sheet
Summary Prospectus
Statement of Additional Information
Annual Report
Semi-Annual Report
Quarterly Commentary
Information Statement
Q1 Holdings
Q3 Holdings
Daily Prices as of 12/7/2021
Net Asset Value (NAV) $25.83  
Daily NAV Change $0.58 2.30%
Weekly NAV Change $1.04 4.20%
Public Offering Price (POP) $25.83
Fund Facts
Ticker Symbol ISPVX
CUSIP 46600A724
Fund Code 265
Fund Type Domestic Equity
Fund Inception 1/31/1997
Class Inception 7/31/2014
Fiscal Year End March
Dividends Paid March, June, September, December
Fund Assets
(as of 11/30/2021)
$708.6 mil
Total Equity Holdings
(as of 11/30/2021)
Total Holdings
(as of 11/30/2021)
Portfolio Turnover Rate
(as of 3/31/2021)
Morningstar Category Small Blend
BenchmarkRussell 2500 TR USD
BenchmarkRussell 2000 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.

Monthly Rates of Return Average Annual Total Returns as of 11/30/2021

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Fund at NAV 15.25% 26.22% 10.83% 9.86% 12.87% 8.59%
Russell 2500 TR USD N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A -
Russell 2000 TR USD 12.31% 22.03% 14.22% 12.14% 13.06% -

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

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Fund at NAV 15.57% 46.84% 7.36% 11.18% 14.06% 8.72%
Russell 2000 TR USD 12.41% 47.68% 10.54% 13.45% 14.63% -
Morningstar Small Blend 17.69% 51.11% 9.47% 11.96% 13.70% -

Calendar Year Return

Class R629.12 13.91 -10.24 24.78 7.60 - - - - -5.43 -
Russell 2000 TR USD21.31 14.65 -11.01 25.52 19.96 -4.18 16.35 38.82 4.89 -4.41 26.85

Morningstar Ratings as of 10/31/2021

Category: Small Blend

Overall out of 601 ★★★
3 Year out of 601 ★★★
5 Year out of 529 ★★★
10 Year out of 357 ★★★★

Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns.

Morningstar Ranking through 10/31/2021

Category: Small Blend

  Rank Percentile
1 Year 302 /638 51
3 Year 449 /601 77
5 Year 335 /529 64

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 0.89%
Gross 0.95%

5-Year Standard Deviation as of 10/31/2021

Fund 19.58
Russell 2000 TR USD 20.98
Russell 2500 TR USD N/A

5-Year MPT* Statistics as of 10/31/2021

Alpha -0.61
Beta 0.89
R-Squared 90.40
Sharpe Ratio 0.62
Capture Ratio

Upside: 87.84%

Downside: 90.03%

*Modern Portfolio Theory

Growth of a $10,000 Investment through 11/30/2021

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 7/31/2014

Date Price Dividend Reinvest Date Capital Gain Reinvest Date

Historical Distributions Inception 7/31/2014

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.

Fund Documents

Top 10 Equity Holdings as a % of net assets as of 11/30/2021

Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. 5.21%
Regal Rexnord Corp. 5.10%
Skechers USA, Inc. Designs and markets Skechers-branded lifestyle footwear for men, women and children, and performance footwear for men and women under the Skechers GO brand name. 4.10%
LPL Investment Holdings, Inc. 4.02%
Murphy USA, Inc. 3.06%
Valmont Industries, Inc. 3.02%
TopBuild Corp. 3.00%
Element Solutions, Inc. 2.98%
Kornit Digital Ltd. Kornit Digital Ltd. develops, designs and markets digital printing solutions for the global printed textile industry. The company's solutions include digital printing systems, ink and other consumables, associated software and value-added services. Its customers include custom decorators, online businesses, brand owners and contract printers. 2.88%
Varonis Systems, Inc. 2.76%
Total Portfolio Holdings DOWNLOAD (as of 9/30/2021)
updated quarterly, upon availability
Market Capitalization as a % of equity assets as of 11/30/2021
Large ( > $10 bil) 11.4%
Medium ($2 - $10 bil) 80.1%
Small ( < $2 bil) 8.5%
Median Market Cap (as of 11/30/2021) $4.6 bil
Top 10 Industry Allocation (as a % of Equity Holdings as of 11/30/2021)
Regional Banks 10.4%
Electrical Components & Equipment 5.3%
Footwear 4.3%
Health Care Equipment 4.2%
Investment Banking & Brokerage 4.2%
Biotechnology 3.4%
Trading Companies & Distributors 3.4%
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production 3.4%
Automotive Retail 3.2%
Construction & Engineering 3.1%
Sector Allocation as a % of equity assets as of 11/30/2021
Industrials 23.79%
Financials 17.02%
Consumer Discretionary 16.45%
Health Care 14.22%
Information Technology 12.29%
Materials 6.71%
Energy 4.58%
Real Estate 2.49%
Communication Services 1.52%
Consumer Staples 0.93%
Portfolio Composition as a % of net assets as of 11/30/2021
Domestic Common Stock 91.74%
Foreign Common Stock 4.63%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 3.63%
Equity Country Allocation as a % of equity assets as of 11/30/2021
United States 95.2%
Israel 3.0%
Bermuda 1.8%
Total Portfolio Holdings
DOWNLOAD (as of 9/30/2021)

Fund Documents


Fact Sheet
Summary Prospectus
Statement of Additional Information
Annual Report
Semi-Annual Report
Quarterly Commentary
Information Statement
Q1 Holdings
Q3 Holdings

Additional Fund Literature

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Significant Event* On September 13, 2021, the Board of Trustees (Board) of the Ivy Variable Insurance Portfolios approved the Portfolio name change to “Delaware Ivy VIP Smid Cap Core” (formerly, Delaware Ivy VIP Small Cap Core, and before that, Ivy VIP Small Cap Core) and the appointment of the portfolio manager team of Francis X. Morris, Christopher S. Adams, CFA, Michael S. Morris, CFA, Donald G. Padilla, CFA, and David E. Reidinger of Delaware Management Company (DMC) as new portfolio managers. In connection with this change, the Board approved applicable revisions to the Portfolio’s investment strategies and benchmark.  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. Investing in small-cap growth and value stocks may carry more risk than investing in stocks of larger, more well-established companies. Growth stocks may be more volatile or not perform as well as value stocks or the stock market in general. Value stocks are stocks of companies that may have experienced adverse developments or may be subject to special risks that have caused the stocks to be out of favor and, in the opinion of the Fund’s manager, undervalued. Such security may never reach what the manager believes to be its full value, or such security’s value may decrease. The Fund typically holds a limited number of stocks (generally 40 to 60). As a result, the appreciation or depreciation of any one security held by the Fund may have a greater impact on the Fund’s net asset value than it would if the Fund 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 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. 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 Small Blend Category compares funds that favor US firms at the smaller end of the market-capitalization range. Some funds in this category aim to own an array of value and growth stocks while others employ a discipline that leads to holdings with valuations and growth rates close to the small-cap averages.

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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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.

Effective July 1, 2021, Class N shares were renamed Class R6 shares. Class R6 Shares have no performance history as of 7/31/2014. Performance prior to that date is the Fund's Class I share class performance restated to reflect the Class R6 (formerly Class N) total annual fund operating expenses as of 7/31/2014. Class R6 (formerly Class N) shares will have substantially similar returns to Class I shares of the Fund, though returns will be different to the extent that expenses differ among the classes. Class R6 (formerly Class N) shares are only available to certain types of investors. Please see the Fund's prospectus for additional information.

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).

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