Principles

Delaware Investments is committed to the pursuit of consistently superior asset management and unparalleled client service. We strongly believe in our investment processes, the consistent results we seek to deliver, and the value we can add for our clients.

Our firm is guided by five main principles:

Clients First — At Delaware Investments, we seek to put investors first. We also remain committed to upholding the company's strong institutional heritage, which serves us well when crafting mutual funds, managed accounts, and other products for investors. Our goal is to provide financial intermediaries with quality investment products that can help investors reach their goals.

Passion for Performance — The results-oriented culture at Delaware Investments seeks to put investors first and begins with a passion for performance. This focus on performance means that disciplined investment teams are encouraged to rely on proprietary, fundamental research, and to strive for consistency of return. We focus on our stated investment objectives, knowing that our shareholders expect investment results without surprises. Although we cannot guarantee performance, we strive to fulfill client expectations about both investment performance and service.

People We're Proud of — Organizations are their people, and Delaware Investments recognizes that our employees' passion for the business drives its success. That's why we've fostered a culture of service and have routinely added seasoned professionals to the talent already in our asset management ranks.

Powered by Research® — At Delaware Investments, Powered by Research is more than just a slogan; it's the way we've structured the company. Our senior executives have created an investment culture driven by research and characterized by a passion for performance. Regardless of the latest trends in investment management, we create portfolios that we believe can help investors benefit over the long run.

Strength in Partnership — Delaware Investments understands the power of partnerships in a knowledge-based industry.