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Ivy Small Cap Core Fund

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$22.57 NAV as of 6/22/2018
($0.03) / -0.13% Daily NAV Change
9.94% YTD (NAV) as of 6/22/2018 i

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Fund Summary

Seeking small companies with the potential for big opportunities
Fund holds a limited number of stocks, allowing the portfolio management team to interact with company management and for the best ideas to drive performance.
Focus on performance catalysts
The portfolio management team focuses on identifying inflection points in company fundamentals. The team believes that with inexpensive stocks it is important to wait and see if a company’s fundamentals stabilize/inflect before fully entering a position.
Diversification & balance
Fund strives to participate in up markets while attempting to keep downdraft effects to a minimum. With a concentrated portfolio, this can be accomplished by focusing on diversification and making sure there is a balance between stable value names and higher risk/reward names. Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against loss in a declining market.
Morningstar Style Box
Value Blend Growth
Portfolio Management
  • Kenneth G. Gau

    • — Ivy Investment Management Company
    • — 3 Years with Fund
    • — 25 Years in Industry
Growth of a $10,000 Investment through 5/31/2018

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.

Fact Sheet
Summary Prospectus
Statement of Additional Information
Annual Report
Semi-Annual Report
Quarterly Commentary
Daily Prices as of 6/22/2018
Net Asset Value (NAV) $22.57  
Daily NAV Change ($0.03) -0.13%
Weekly NAV Change ($0.11) -0.49%
Public Offering Price (POP) $22.57
Fund Facts
Ticker Symbol IVVIX
CUSIP 465899813
Fund Code 484
Fund Type Domestic Equity
Fund Inception 1/31/1997
Class Inception 4/2/2007
Fiscal Year End March
Dividends Paid March, June, September, December
Fund Assets
(as of 5/31/2018)
$686.4 mil
Total Equity Holdings
(as of 5/31/2018)
Total Holdings
(as of 5/31/2018)
Portfolio Turnover Rate
(as of 3/31/2018)
Lipper Category Small-Cap Core Funds
Morningstar Category Small Blend
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.

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 5/31/2018

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Fund at NAV 6.09% 17.59% 13.86% 12.44% 10.68% 8.64%
Russell 2000 TR USD 6.90% 20.76% 10.98% 12.18% 9.64% -
Lipper Small-Cap Core Funds 4.13% 16.15% 9.27% 10.72% 8.83% -

Quarterly Rates of Return Average Annual Total Returns as of 3/31/2018

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Fund at NAV -3.60% 6.29% 9.34% 11.05% 10.34% 7.83%
Russell 2000 TR USD -0.08% 11.79% 8.39% 11.47% 9.84% -
Lipper Small-Cap Core Funds -1.08% 9.31% 7.24% 10.25% 9.18% -

Calendar Year Return

Class I33.42 7.30 -5.61 28.96 13.73 -24.95 29.57 26.58 -12.87 18.80
Russell 2000 TR USD- - - 21.31 14.65 - - - - -

Morningstar Ratings as of 5/31/2018

Category: Small Blend

Overall out of 631 ★★★★★
3 Year out of 631 ★★★★★
5 Year out of 538 ★★★★
10 Year out of 392 ★★★★★

Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns

Lipper Ranking through 5/31/2018

Category: Small-Cap Core Funds

  Rank Percentile
1 Year 387 /989 40
3 Year 18 /810 3
5 Year 124 /694 18
10 Year 48 /505 10

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

Expense Ratios as of 7/5/2017

Net 1.10%
Gross 1.10%

5-Year Standard Deviation as of 5/31/2018

Fund 12.36
Russell 2000 TR USD 13.93

5-Year MPT* Statistics as of 5/31/2018

Alpha 2.09
Beta 0.83
R-Squared 87.42
Sharpe Ratio 0.98
Capture Ratio

Upside: 90.64%

Downside: 81.74%

*Modern Portfolio Theory

Growth of a $10,000 Investment through 5/31/2018

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 5/31/2018

NAV 0.00%
With Sales Charge 0.00%

Fund Documents

Top 10 Equity Holdings as a % of net assets as of 5/31/2018

Visteon Corp. Visteon Corporation (Visteon) is a global supplier of climate, electronics, interiors and lighting systems, modules and components to global automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The Company operates in five segments: Climate, Electronics, Interiors, Lighting and Services. 4.85%
Webster Financial Corp. Webster Financial Corp. operates as the bank and financial holding company for Webster Bank, National Association that provides financial services to individuals, families, and businesses in the U.S. 4.26%
Cabot Corp. Cabot Corporation has businesses in chemicals, performance materials, and specialty fluids. The Company manufactures and sells carbon black, fumed silica, plastics, ink jet colorants, tantalum, niobium, and germanium. Cabot's specialty fluids business produces and markets cesium formate as a drilling and completion fluid for use in oil and gas well operations. 3.75%
Invacare Corp. Invacare Corp. engages in the manufacture and distribution of medical equipment used in non-acute care settings. It provides medical device solutions for congenital, acquired, and degenerative ailments. It operates in North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. The company was founded in in 1979 and is headquartered in Elyria, OH. 3.46%
Vonage Holdings Corp. Vonage Holdings Corp. provides communication services through cloud-connected devices for both business and consumer clients. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Holmdel, NJ. 3.41%
Novanta, Inc. Novanta, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells precision photonics and motion control components and subsystems. The Company offers its products to original equipment manufactures in the medical equipment and advanced industrial technology markets. 3.09%
Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc. Laredo Petroleum, Inc. operates as an independent energy company in the U.S. It focuses on the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas properties, as well as the transportation of oil and natural gas primarily in the Permian Basin in West Texas. 2.97%
Tableau Software, Inc., Class A Tableau Software, Inc. offers analytics software. The Company helps its customers analyze, visualize, and share information, allowing them to share data on their blogs and websites. Tableau Software provides a means for data and product analysis, as well as marketing optimization in the United States. 2.72%
Red Rock Resorts, Inc., Class A Red Rock Resorts, Inc. operates as a gaming, development, and management company. The Company owns and manages casino and entertainment properties. Red Rock Resorts offers restaurants, entertainment venues, movie theaters, bowling, and banquet space, as well as casino gaming such as video poker, slot machines, table games, bingo, and race and sports wagering. 2.50%
Teradyne, Inc. Teradyne, Inc. provides automatic test equipment worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Semiconductor Test, Systems Test Group, and Wireless Test. 2.38%
Total Portfolio Holdings DOWNLOAD (as of 3/31/2018)
updated quarterly, upon availability
Market Capitalization as a % of equity assets as of 5/31/2018
Large ( > $10 bil) 0.0%
Medium ($2 - $10 bil) 76.5%
Small ( < $2 bil) 23.5%
Median Market Cap (as of 5/31/2018) $3.1 bil
Top 10 Industry Allocation (as a % of Equity Holdings as of 5/31/2018)
Regional Banks 10.3%
Electronic Equipment & Instruments 5.5%
Health Care Equipment 5.1%
Application Software 5.1%
Commodity Chemicals 5.1%
Auto Parts & Equipment 4.9%
Industrial Machinery 4.8%
Systems Software 4.6%
Casinos & Gaming 4.2%
Packaged Foods & Meats 3.9%
Sector Allocation as a % of equity assets as of 5/31/2018
Information Technology 24.62%
Consumer Discretionary 16.94%
Health Care 13.93%
Financials 13.44%
Industrials 10.45%
Materials 5.88%
Consumer Staples 3.85%
Telecommunication Services 3.46%
Energy 3.03%
Real Estate 2.43%
Utilities 1.97%
Portfolio Composition as a % of net assets as of 5/31/2018
Domestic Common Stock 98.28%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 1.72%
Equity Country Allocation as a % of equity assets as of 5/31/2018
United States 96.4%
United Kingdom 1.5%
Luxembourg 1.3%
Netherlands 0.8%
Total Portfolio Holdings
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Fund Documents


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

Additional Fund Literature

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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: 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. 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.

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.

The Advantus Venture Fund merged into the Ivy Small Cap Value Fund on Dec. 8, 2003 (since renamed Ivy Small Cap Core Fund on March 3, 2017). The performance shown for periods prior to this date is that of the Advantus Venture Fund Class A shares, restated to reflect current sales charges applicable to Ivy Small Cap Core Fund Class A shares. Performance has not been restated to reflect the fees and expenses applicable to the Ivy Small Cap Core Fund. If these expenses were reflected, performance shown would differ. Fund performance after March 3, 2017, may significantly differ from prior performance due to changes made to the Fund's investment strategies.

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.

Prior to March 3, 2017, the Ivy Small Cap Core Fund was known as the Ivy Small Cap Value Fund and its benchmark was the Russell 2000 Value Index. The Fund’s benchmark is now the Russell 2000 Index. These changes were made to more closely align with the Fund’s investment objectives.

Class T shares were launched on July 5, 2017.

Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement: Through July 31, 2018, Ivy Distributors, Inc. (IDI), the Fund's distributor, and/or Waddell & Reed Services Company, doing business as WI Services Company (WISC), the Fund's transfer agent, have contractually agreed to reimburse sufficient 12b-1 and/or shareholder servicing fees to ensure that the total annual ordinary fund operating expenses of the Class T shares and Class Y shares do not exceed the total annual ordinary fund operating expenses of the Class A shares, as calculated at the end of each month. 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.

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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.

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).

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance, and does not include the effects of sales charges. The top 10% of products in each product 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. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

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