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 (03/31/2015)|
|YTD||1 year||3 year||5 year||10 year||Lifetime||Inception|
|Class A (NAV)||2.57%||2.57%||6.03%||12.60%||11.97%||n/a||7.41%||02/01/2008|
|Class A (at offer)||-3.36%||-3.36%||-0.06%||10.39%||10.64%||n/a||6.52%|
|Institutional Class shares||2.57%||2.57%||6.31%||12.90%||12.28%||n/a||7.67%||02/01/2008|
|Russell Midcap Value Index||2.42%||2.42%||11.70%||18.61%||15.84%||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 July 31, 2008, 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 which may have been lower than the Fund’s current expenses. The returns would have been lower without 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.
Russell Midcap® Value Index (view definition)
|Class A (Gross)||4.34%|
|Class A (Net)||1.25%|
|Institutional Class shares (Gross)||4.09%|
|Institutional Class shares (Net)||1.00%|
Net expense ratio reflects a contractual waiver of certain fees and/or expense reimbursements from Feb. 27, 2015 through Feb. 29, 2016. Please see the fee table in the Fund’s prospectus for more information.
|Top 10 holdings as of 04/30/2015|
Holdings are as of the date indicated and subject to change.
List excludes cash and cash equivalents.
|Holding||% of portfolio|
|East West Bancorp Inc.||3.0%|
|American Financial Group Inc.||2.7%|
|United Rentals Inc.||2.4%|
|Cytec Industries Inc.||2.1%|
|HCC Insurance Holdings Inc.||2.0%|
|Reinsurance Group of America Inc.||2.0%|
|Total % Portfolio in Top 10 holdings||22.8%|
Institutional Class shares are only available to certain investors. See the prospectus for more information.
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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.
Narrowly focused investments may exhibit higher volatility than investments in multiple industry sectors.
REIT investments are subject to many of the risks associated with direct real estate ownership, including changes in economic conditions, credit risk, and interest rate fluctuations.
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