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 (09/30/2014)|
|YTD||1 year||3 year||5 year||10 year||Lifetime||Inception|
|Class A (NAV)||0.53%||5.57%||17.07%||22.22%||17.32%||8.98%||7.61%||12/03/1993|
|Class A (at offer)||-5.27%||n/a||10.35%||19.83%||15.94%||8.34%||7.31%|
|Institutional Class shares||0.57%||5.73%||17.34%||22.52%||17.60%||9.27%||7.71%||02/03/1994|
|Russell 1000 Growth Index||1.49%||7.89%||19.15%||22.45%||16.50%||8.94%||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.
Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs, or expenses. Indices are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index.
Russell 1000® Growth Index (view)
|Class A (Gross)||1.09%|
|Class A (Net)||1.09%|
|Institutional Class shares (Gross)||0.84%|
|Institutional Class shares (Net)||0.84%|
Net expense ratio reflects a contractual waiver of certain fees and/or expense reimbursements from Feb. 28, 2013 to Feb. 28, 2014. Please see the fee table in the Fund's prospectus for more information.
|Top 10 holdings as of 10/31/2014|
Holdings are as of the date indicated and subject to change.
List excludes cash and cash equivalents.
|Holding||% of portfolio|
|Crown Castle International Corp.||4.4%|
|EOG Resources Inc.||4.3%|
|Total % Portfolio in Top 10 holdings||50.0%|
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 with JSP.
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.
Not FDIC Insured | No Bank Guarantee | May Lose Value