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Ivy Asset Strategy Fund

IVAEX / Class I Shares
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Providing flexibility and discipline in changing markets
Global
Portfolio management team seeks investment opportunities worldwide. Themes currently include consumer-led growth in the U.S. economy, innovations in technology and expansion of the middle class in emerging markets.
Flexible
Unlike some traditional balanced or asset allocation strategies, the Fund is not restricted to predefined percentages in any major asset class. That flexibility also helps it manage today’s increasing market volatility.
Pioneer
The Fund is an innovator in flexible global asset allocation and is managed by an experienced team with a long-term focus.
Morningstar Style Box
Value Blend Growth
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Portfolio Management
  • Cynthia P. Prince-Fox

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    • — Ivy Investment Management Company
    • — 2 Years with Fund
    • — 33 Years in Industry
  • Chace Brundige, CFA

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    • — Ivy Investment Management Company
    • — 2 Years with Fund
    • — 23 Years in Industry
Growth of a $10,000 Investment through 7/31/2016

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.

Documents
Fact Sheet
Prospectus
Summary Prospectus
Statement of Additional Information
Annual Report
Semi-Annual Report
Quarterly Commentary
XBRL
Perspectives

Manager Video

Portfolio Perspectives / 08.03.16

3Q 2016 Outlook: Seeking solid growth in unpredictable markets

It’s difficult to find clarity and predictability in today’s markets. We continue to believe the risks of growing global debt are real, but markets seem content to shrug off those risks and grind higher.
Daily Prices as of 8/25/2016
Net Asset Value (NAV) $21.76  
Daily NAV Change ($0.02) -0.09%
Weekly NAV Change ($0.14) -0.64%
Public Offering Price (POP) $21.76
Fund Facts
Ticker Symbol IVAEX
CUSIP 466001864
Fund Code 473
Fund Type Specialty Funds
Fund Inception 4/20/1995
Class Inception 4/2/2007
Fiscal Year End March
Dividends Paid March, June, September, December
Fund Assets
(as of 7/31/2016)
$7.5 bil
Total Equity Holdings
(as of 7/31/2016)
57
Total Holdings
(as of 7/31/2016)
215
Portfolio Turnover Rate
(as of 3/31/2016)
68%
Lipper Category Alternative Global Macro Funds
Morningstar Category World Allocation
BenchmarkS&P 500 TR USD
BenchmarkBarclays US Agg Bond 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 7/31/2016

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR LIFE
Fund at NAV -2.12% -9.81% -0.81% 1.64% N/A 5.42%
S&P 500 TR USD 7.66% 5.61% 11.16% 13.38% 7.75% 6.94%
Barclays US Agg Bond TR USD 5.98% 5.94% 4.23% 3.57% 5.06% 4.85%
Lipper Alternative Global Macro Funds 4.69% -0.80% 1.42% 1.89% 3.74% 3.18%

Quarterly Rates of Return Average Annual Total Returns as of 6/30/2016

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR LIFE
Fund at NAV -4.33% -12.29% 0.19% 1.50% N/A 5.21%
S&P 500 TR USD 3.84% 3.99% 11.66% 12.10% 7.42% 6.59%
Barclays US Treasury Bill 1-3 Mon TR USD 0.11% 0.14% 0.06% 0.06% 0.96% 0.63%
Barclays US Agg Bond TR USD 5.31% 6.00% 4.06% 3.76% 5.13% 4.83%
Lipper Alternative Global Macro Funds 3.19% -2.65% 1.60% 1.69% 3.63% 3.01%

Calendar Year Return

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Class I -25.73 24.09 10.00 -7.45 19.60 24.59 -4.79 -8.21
S&P 500 TR USD 15.79 5.49 -37.00 26.46 15.06 2.11 16.00 32.39 13.69 1.38
Barclays US Agg Bond TR USD 4.33 6.97 5.24 5.93 6.54 7.84 4.21 -2.02 5.97 0.55

Morningstar Ratings as of 7/31/2016

Category: World Allocation

Overall out of 472
3 Year out of 472
5 Year out of 366
10 Year out of 176 ★★★

Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns

Lipper Ranking through 7/31/2016

Category: Alternative Global Macro Funds

  Rank Percentile
1 Year 310 /331 94
3 Year 210 /261 81
5 Year 98 /172 57

Rankings are based on average annual total returns, but do not consider sales charges.

Expense Ratios as of 7/31/2015

Net 0.74%
Gross 0.74%

5-Year Standard Deviation as of 7/31/2016

Fund 14.86
S&P 500 TR USD 12.08
Barclays US Agg Bond TR USD 2.71

5-Year MPT* Statistics as of 7/31/2016

Alpha -11.32
Beta 1.05
R-Squared 73.34
Sharpe Ratio 0.11
Capture Ratio

Upside: 67.64%

Downside: 130.41%

*Modern Portfolio Theory

Growth of a $10,000 Investment through 7/31/2016

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.

12-Month Trailing Dist. Yield as of 7/31/2016

NAV 0.48%
With Sales Charge 0.48%

Annualized 30-Day SEC Yield as of 7/31/2016

Subsidized 0.20%
Unsubsidized 0.20%

Fund Documents

Top 10 Equity Holdings as a % of net assets as of 7/31/2016

Microsoft Corp. Microsoft Corporation is a multinational computer technology corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a wide range of software products for computing devices. 1.76%
Kraft Foods Group, Inc. The Kraft Heinz Company is the third-largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands. 1.69%
Halliburton Co. Halliburton Company provides various products and services to the energy industry for the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas properties worldwide. 1.46%
Media Group Holdings LLC, Series T 1.43%
Home Depot, Inc. (The) The Home Depot, Inc. (The Home Depot) is a home improvement retailer. The Home Depot stores sell an assortment of building materials, home improvement and lawn and garden products and provide a number of services. 1.39%
Pfizer, Inc. Pfizer Inc. (Pfizer) is a research-based, global biopharmaceutical company. The Company manages its operations through five segments: Primary Care; Specialty Care and Oncology; Established Products and Emerging Markets; Animal Health and Consumer Healthcare, and Nutrition. 1.34%
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., Class A Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. is a chain of restaurants in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and France, specializing in Mission burritos and tacos. 1.33%
Allergan plc 1.32%
Adobe Systems, Inc. Adobe Systems Incorporated operates as a diversified software company worldwide. It operates in three segments: Digital Media, Digital Marketing, and Print and Publishing. 1.32%
JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMorgan Chase) is a financial holding company. 1.31%
Total Portfolio Holdings DOWNLOAD
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Market Capitalization
as a % of equity assets as of 7/31/2016
Large 99.5%
Medium 0.0%
Small 0.5%
Median Market Cap (as of 7/31/2016) $65.3 bil
Maturity as a % of fixed income assets as of 7/31/2016
<1 Year 0.00%
1-5 Years 47.70%
5-10 Years 7.50%
10-20 Years 14.80%
>20 Years 0.00%
Average Maturity 14.28 years
Effective Duration 5.16 years
Top 10 Industry Allocation (as a % of Equity Holdings as of 7/31/2016)
Pharmaceuticals 10.0%
Leisure Products 5.5%
Application Software 5.3%
Oil & Gas Equipment & Services 5.1%
Other Diversified Financial Services 5.0%
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production 5.0%
Internet Software & Services 4.8%
Biotechnology 4.1%
Systems Software 3.6%
Packaged Foods & Meats 3.5%
Fixed Income Country Allocation (as a % of bond holdings as of 7/31/2016)
United States 55.4%
United Kingdom 44.6%
Brazil 0.0%
Sector Allocation as a % of equity assets as of 7/31/2016
Consumer Discretionary 21.25%
Information Technology 20.82%
Health Care 16.77%
Consumer Staples 11.81%
Financials 11.09%
Energy 10.04%
Industrials 5.49%
Materials 2.73%
Quality as a % of fixed income assets as of 7/31/2016
Government Bonds 55.40%
BB 0.00%
B 44.60%

Quality: Our preference is to always use ratings obtained from Standard & Poor's. For securities not rated by Standard & Poor's, ratings are obtained from Moody's. 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 7/31/2016
Domestic Common Stock 37.96%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 22.19%
Government Bonds 12.07%
Foreign Common Stock 10.64%
Corporate Bonds 9.71%
Precious Metals 7.41%
Other Financial Instruments 0.02%
Other Government Securities 0.00%
Equity Country Allocation as a % of equity assets as of 7/31/2016
United States 78.2%
United Kingdom 3.5%
India 3.0%
Ireland 2.6%
Japan 2.5%
Hong Kong 2.4%
Belgium 2.1%
China 1.7%
Germany 1.5%
Israel 1.4%
Italy 1.1%
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

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Risk factors. The value of the Fund’s shares will change, and you could lose money on your investment. The Fund may allocate from 0 to 100% of its assets between stocks, bonds and short-term instruments of issuers around the globe, as well as investments in precious metals and investments with exposure to various foreign securities. 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. 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 high-income securities may carry a greater risk of nonpayment of interest or principal than higher-rated bonds. The Fund may focus its investments in certain regions or industries, thereby increasing its potential vulnerability to market volatility. The Fund may seek to hedge market risk on various securities, increase exposure to various markets, manage exposure to various foreign currencies, precious metals and various markets, and seek to hedge certain event risks on positions held by the Fund via the use of derivative instruments. Such investments involve additional risks, as the fluctuations in the values of the derivatives may not correlate perfectly with the overall securities markets or with the underlying asset from which the derivative’s value is derived. Investing in commodities is generally considered speculative because of the significant potential for investment loss due to cyclical economic conditions, sudden political events, and adverse international monetary policies. Markets for commodities are likely to be volatile and the Fund may pay more to store and accurately value its commodity holdings than it does with the Fund’s other holdings. 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.

Stylebox: The Morningstar Equity style box reveals a fund's investment strategy by displaying the fund's investment style and the market capitalization of the stocks owned.

Index Description: S&P 500 - An unmanaged index of common stocks. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Index Description: Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond TR USD Index - A market capitalization-weighted index, representing most U.S. traded investment grade bonds. 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.

Michael Avery previously was a portfolio manager on the Fund. He retired from the company effective June 30, 2016.

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.

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 fund 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.

12-Month Trailing Distribution Yield: at NAV refers to the 12-month historical cash flow paid over the past 12 months in dividends, divided by the past months ending NAV.

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).

Morningstar Ratings: For each fund with at least a 3-year history, Morningstar calculates a risk-adjusted return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of all sales charges), placing emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund and rated separately.) A fund's overall rating is derived from a weighted average of the 3-, 5- and 10-year (if applicable) rating metrics. Morningstar Rating is for the share classes specified; other classes may have different performance characteristics.

Quality: Our preference is to always use ratings obtained from Standard & Poor's. For securities not rated by Standard & Poor's, ratings are obtained from Moody's. We do not evaluate these ratings, but simply assign them to the appropriate credit quality category as determined by the rating agency.

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

Please remember that an investment in a mutual fund involves risk. Investment return and principal value of a mutual fund investment will fluctuate, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

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