The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.
Performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by calling 800 523-1918 or visiting delawareinvestments.com/performance.
Total returns may reflect waivers and/or expense reimbursements by the manager and/or distributor for some or all of the periods shown. Performance would have been lower without such waivers and reimbursements.
|Average annual total return as of quarter-end (12/31/2014)|
|YTD||1 year||3 year||5 year||10 year||Lifetime||Inception|
|Class A (NAV)||3.26%||1.99%||1.99%||13.93%||12.08%||n/a||18.07%||12/29/2008|
|Class A (at offer)||-2.68%||-3.87%||-3.87%||11.70%||10.76%||n/a||16.90%|
|Institutional Class shares||3.33%||2.21%||2.21%||14.23%||12.30%||n/a||18.26%||12/29/2008|
|MSCI World Index (Gross)||1.12%||5.50%||5.50%||16.13%||10.81%||n/a||n/a|
|MSCI World Index (Net)||1.01%||4.94%||4.94%||15.47%||10.20%||n/a||n/a|
Returns for less than one year are not annualized.
Class A shares have a maximum up-front sales charge of 5.75% and are subject to an annual distribution fee.
Prior to Dec. 29, 2010, the Fund had not engaged in a broad distribution of its shares and had been subject to limited redemption requests. The returns reflect expense limitations that were in effect during certain periods and that may have been lower than the Fund's current expenses. The returns would have been lower without the expense limitations.
Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs, or expenses. Indices are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index.
MSCI World Index (view)
|Class A (Gross)||1.51%|
|Class A (Net)||1.51%|
|Institutional Class shares (Gross)||1.26%|
|Institutional Class shares (Net)||1.26%|
|Top 10 holdings as of 02/28/2015|
Holdings are as of the date indicated and subject to change.
List excludes cash and cash equivalents.
|Holding||% of portfolio|
|Priceline Group Inc.||3.8%|
|Novo Nordisk A/S||3.1%|
|Intercontinental Exchange Inc.||3.1%|
|Total % Portfolio in Top 10 holdings||35.5%|
Institutional Class shares are only available to certain investors. See the prospectus for more information.
All third-party marks cited are the property of their respective owners.
Jackson Square Partners, LLC (JSP) is the sub-advisor to the Fund. As sub-advisor, JSP is responsible for day-to-day management of the Fund’s assets. Although JSP serves as sub-advisor, the investment manager, Delaware Management Company, a series of Delaware Management Business Trust, has ultimate responsibility for all investment advisory services.
Carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risk factors, charges, and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Fund’s prospectus and its summary prospectus, which may be obtained by clicking the prospectus link located in the right-hand sidebar or calling 800 523-1918. Investors should read the prospectus and the summary prospectus carefully before investing.
Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.
Investments in small and/or medium-sized companies typically exhibit greater risk and higher volatility than larger, more established companies.
International investments entail risks not ordinarily associated with U.S. investments including fluctuation in currency values, differences in accounting principles, or economic or political instability in other nations.
Investing in emerging markets can be riskier than investing in established foreign markets due to increased volatility and lower trading volume.
Not FDIC Insured | No Bank Guarantee | May Lose Value