Fund Detail

Delaware Ivy Systematic Emerging Markets Equity Fund

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$26.31 NAV as of 12/7/2021
$0.45 / 1.74% Daily NAV Change
-3.27% YTD (NAV) as of 12/7/2021 i

Fund Summary

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
Value Blend Growth
Portfolio Management
  • Benjamin Leung, CFA

    • — Delaware Management Company
    • — <1 Years with Fund
    • — 19 Years in Industry
  • Scot Thompson

    • — Delaware Management Company
    • — <1 Years with Fund
    • — 23 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) $26.31  
Daily NAV Change $0.45 1.74%
Weekly NAV Change $0.58 2.25%
Public Offering Price (POP) $26.31
Fund Facts
Ticker Symbol IYPCX
CUSIP 465899383
Fund Code 891
Fund Type Global/International
Fund Inception 10/25/1993
Class Inception 12/19/2012
Fiscal Year End March
Dividends Paid December
Fund Assets
(as of 11/30/2021)
$2.0 bil
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 Diversified Emerging Mkts

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.

Performance does not include the effect of sales charges as Class R shares are not subject to sales charges. Performance prior to the Class R inception date is based on the performance of the Fund's Class A shares, adjusted to reflect the sales charge structure associated with Class R shares.

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 -5.40% 2.11% 14.71% 12.17% 7.55% 5.17%
MSCI EM NR USD -4.34% 2.70% 9.27% 9.52% 5.16% -

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 -2.24% 18.21% 14.13% 11.66% 8.81% 5.33%
MSCI EM NR USD -1.25% 18.20% 8.58% 9.23% 6.09% -
Morningstar Diversified Emerging Mkts 1.42% 21.59% 9.94% 9.07% 6.33% -

Calendar Year Return

Class R9.54 42.11 -20.06 22.94 34.61 - - 9.28 -0.33 -12.28 - - - - - - -
MSCI EM NR USD11.19 37.28 -14.58 18.42 18.31 -18.42 18.22 -2.60 -2.19 -14.92 32.14 39.42 -53.33 78.51 18.88 25.55 34.00

Morningstar Ratings as of 10/31/2021

Category: Diversified Emerging Mkts

Overall out of 711 ★★★★
3 Year out of 711 ★★★★
5 Year out of 606 ★★★★
10 Year out of 330 ★★★★

Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns.

Morningstar Ranking through 10/31/2021

Category: Diversified Emerging Mkts

  Rank Percentile
1 Year 486 /790 66
3 Year 138 /711 16
5 Year 135 /606 19

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 11/15/2021

Net 1.50%
Gross 1.69%

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

Fund 18.73

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

Alpha 1.73
Beta 1.09
R-Squared 93.19
Sharpe Ratio 0.57
Capture Ratio

Upside: 113.87%

Downside: 108.31%

*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 12/19/2012

Date Price Dividend Reinvest Date Capital Gain Reinvest Date

Historical Distributions Inception 12/19/2012

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

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing is the world's largest dedicated semiconductor foundry, offering advanced wafer production processes and manufacturing. 10.28%
Tencent Holdings Ltd. An investment holding company, provides Internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services, and e-commerce transactions services to users in China, the United States, Europe, and internationally. 6.76%
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a Korea-based company engaged in the provision of consumer electronics, communication products, semiconductor products and home appliances. 5.38%, Inc. ADR JD Sports Fashion Plc retails and distributes branded and own brand sportswear, fashionwear, outdoor clothing, footwear, and equipment. 3.75%
Bharti Airtel Ltd. 3.61%
Li Ning Co. Ltd. 3.15%
Reliance Industries Ltd. Reliance Industries Ltd. manufactures petrochemicals, synthetic fibers, fiber intermediates, textiles, blended yarn and polyester staple fiber. It also owns a petroleum refinery in India that produces a wide range of products such as gasoline, superior kerosene oil and liquefied petroleum gas. 3.13%
ICICI Bank Ltd. 2.93%
Yandex N.V., Class A Yandex N.V. operates an Internet search engine in Russia and internationally. 2.85%
HDFC Bank Ltd. 2.80%
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) 87.3%
Medium ($2 - $10 bil) 9.6%
Small ( < $2 bil) 3.1%
Median Market Cap (as of 11/30/2021) $29.5 bil
Top 10 Industry Allocation (as a % of Equity Holdings as of 11/30/2021)
Diversified Banks 12.4%
Interactive Media & Services 12.2%
Semiconductors 12.0%
Internet & Direct Marketing Retail 8.9%
Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals 5.4%
Wireless Telecommunication Service 3.6%
Integrated Oil & Gas 3.6%
Apparel, Accessories & Luxury Goods 3.2%
Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing 3.2%
Real Estate Development 3.0%
Sector Allocation as a % of equity assets as of 11/30/2021
Information Technology 20.49%
Consumer Discretionary 19.38%
Communication Services 17.37%
Financials 14.73%
Consumer Staples 6.83%
Energy 6.80%
Industrials 6.09%
Materials 3.42%
Real Estate 3.00%
Health Care 1.89%
Portfolio Composition as a % of net assets as of 11/30/2021
Foreign Common Stock 97.63%
Domestic Common Stock 1.33%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 1.04%
Equity Country Allocation as a % of equity assets as of 11/30/2021
China 30.2%
India 15.3%
Taiwan 14.6%
South Korea 12.4%
Brazil 7.9%
Russia 6.7%
South Africa 3.7%
Vietnam 2.3%
Panama 1.7%
Singapore 1.5%
United States 1.3%
Hong Kong 1.3%
Cayman Islands 1.1%
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 of the Ivy Funds approved the appointment of the portfolio management team of Benjamin Leung, CFA, and Scot Thompson of Macquarie Investment Management Global Limited as new Fund portfolio managers. In connection with this change, the Board approved applicable revisions to the Fund’s investment strategies. In addition, on November 1, 2021, it was announced that the Fund’s name will change to “Delaware Ivy Systematic Emerging Markets Equity Fund” (formerly, Delaware Ivy Emerging Markets Equity Fund, and before that, Ivy Emerging Markets Equity Fund). 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. 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. To the extent the Fund invests a significant portion of its assets in a particular geographical region or country, conditions in that region or country will have a greater effect on Fund performance than they would in a more geographically diversified fund. 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 Diversified Emerging Markets Category compares funds that tend to divide their assets among 20 or more nations but tend to focus on the emerging markets of Asia and Latin America rather than on those of the Middle East, Africa, or Europe. These funds invest predominantly in emerging market equities, though some invest in both equities and fixed income investments from emerging markets.

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).

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.

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