Delaware International Value Equity Fund

Objective

Delaware International Value Equity Fund seeks long-term growth without undue risk to principal.

Strategy

The Fund invests primarily in equity securities that are organized, have a majority of their assets, or generate the majority of their operating income outside the United States, and that provide the potential for capital appreciation.

Fund information
Inception date11/09/1992
Dividends paid*Annually
Capital gains paid*December

*If any.

Fund identifiers
NASDAQDEQIX
CUSIP245914403

Institutional Class shares are only available to certain investors. See the prospectus for more information. 

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.

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 month-end (03/31/2014)
YTD1 year3 year5 year10 yearLifetimeInception date
NAV (view definition)-0.49%14.57%3.95%15.46%6.04%7.03%11/09/1992
MSCI EAFE Index (Gross)0.77%18.06%7.72%16.55%7.01%n/a
MSCI EAFE Index (Net)0.66%17.56%7.21%16.01%6.53%n/a
Average annual total return as of quarter-end (03/31/2014)
QTDYTD1 year3 year5 year10 yearLifetimeInception date
NAV (view definition)-0.49%-0.49%14.57%3.95%15.46%6.04%7.03%11/09/1992
MSCI EAFE Index (Gross)0.77%0.77%18.06%7.72%16.55%7.01%n/a
MSCI EAFE Index (Net)0.66%0.66%17.56%7.21%16.01%6.53%n/a

Returns for less than one year are not annualized.

Expense ratio
Gross1.22%
Net1.21%

Net expense ratio reflects a contractual waiver of certain fees and/or expense reimbursements from March 28, 2014 to March 30, 2015. Please see the fee table in the Fund’s prospectus for more information.

Quarterly total returns @ NAV
Year1st quarter2nd quarter3rd quarter4th quarterAnnual return
2014-0.49%n/an/an/an/a
20136.53%-2.31%11.40%5.79%22.65%
201211.24%-7.69%6.36%5.39%15.11%
20117.60%2.33%-25.18%4.44%-13.97%
20102.02%-13.19%17.68%5.56%10.01%
2009-11.61%22.15%20.96%4.43%36.38%
2008-8.37%-6.44%-16.73%-19.21%-42.33%
20073.97%6.90%-2.02%-3.64%4.94%
20068.06%-1.17%4.99%9.94%23.28%
20050.71%-0.06%8.83%2.42%12.19%
20041.90%1.52%2.52%13.73%20.62%

Institutional Class shares are only available to certain investors. See the prospectus for more information. 

Portfolio characteristics - as of 03/31/2014
Share assets$182.5 million
Number of holdings45
Market cap (median)$28.67 billion
Market cap (weighted average)$51.76 billion
Portfolio turnover (last fiscal year)30%
P/E ratio (weighted average trailing 12 months) (view definition)14.94x
Beta (relative to MSCI EAFE Index (Gross)) (view definition)0.96
Annualized standard deviation, 3 years (view definition)16.80
Portfolio composition as of 03/31/2014Total may not equal 100% due to rounding.
International equities & depository receipts95.7%
Cash and cash equivalents4.1%
Domestic equities0.2%
Top 10 holdings as of 03/31/2014
Holdings are as of the date indicated and subject to change.
List excludes cash and cash equivalents.
Holding% of portfolio
ARYZTA AG4.9%
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.4.0%
Toyota Motor Corp.3.9%
Nordea Bank AB3.6%
Novartis AG3.6%
AXA S.A.3.5%
CGI Group Inc.3.3%
Vinci S.A.3.3%
Sanofi3.3%
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc.3.0%
Total % Portfolio in Top 10 holdings36.4%

Holdings are as of the date indicated and subject to change.

Top 10 countries as of 03/31/2014List excludes cash and cash equivalents.
Country% of portfolio
France21.6%
Japan17.0%
United Kingdom10.1%
Switzerland8.5%
Canada6.8%
Germany5.5%
Israel4.0%
Sweden3.9%
Italy3.7%
Hong Kong3.4%
Distribution history - annual distributions (Institutional Class)
Distributions ($ per share)
YearCapital gainsDividends
20140.0000.000
20130.0000.178
20120.0000.182
20110.0000.230
20100.0000.138
20090.0000.260
20080.0000.344
20070.7190.254
20065.3370.223
20050.7250.465
20040.1450.108

Institutional Class shares are only available to certain investors. See the prospectus for more information. 

Ned Gray

Ned Gray, CFA

Chief Investment Officer — Global and International Value Equity

Start date on the Fund: May 2006

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Todd Bassion

Todd A. Bassion, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Start date on the Fund: May 2006

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Institutional Class shares are only available to certain investors. See the prospectus for more information. 

The table below describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund.

Shareholder fees
Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases as a percentage of offering pricenone
Maximum contingent deferred sales charge (load) as a percentage of original purchase price or redemption price, whichever is lowernone
Annual fund operating expenses
Management fees0.85%
Distribution and service (12b-1) feesnone
Other expenses0.37%
Total annual fund operating expenses1.22%
Fee waivers and expense reimbursements(0.01%)
Total annual fund operating expenses after fee waivers and expense reimbursements1.21%

Institutional Class shares are only available to certain investors. See the prospectus for more information. 

1The Fund's investment manager, Delaware Management Company (Manager), has contractually agreed to waive all or a portion of its investment advisory fees and/or pay/reimburse expenses (excluding any 12b-1 fees, taxes, interest, short sale and dividend interest expenses, brokerage fees, certain insurance costs, acquired fund fees and expenses, and nonroutine expenses or costs, including, but not limited to, those relating to reorganizations, litigation, conducting shareholder meetings, and liquidations) in order to prevent total annual fund operating expenses from exceeding 1.21% of the Fund’s average daily net assets from March 28, 2014 through March 30, 2015. These waivers and reimbursements may only be terminated by agreement of the Manager or the Distributor, as applicable, and the Fund.

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 800 362-7500. Investors should read the prospectus and the summary prospectus carefully before investing.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.

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.

The Funds are distributed by Delaware Distributors L.P., an affiliate of Delaware Management Holdings, Inc., and Macquarie Group Limited.

Not FDIC Insured | No Bank Guarantee | May Lose Value

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Daily pricing (as of 04/23/2014)

Institutional ClassPriceNet changeYTD
NAV$14.30-0.050.07%
Max offer price$14.30n/an/a

Total net assets (as of 03/31/2014)

$323.6 million all share classes

Lipper ranking (as of 03/31/2014)

YTD ranking270 / 376
1 year221 / 361
3 years261 / 317
5 years139 / 283
10 years60 / 120
Lipper classificationInternational Multi-Cap Core

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Literature

Prospectuses and reports

Benchmark, peer group

MSCI EAFE (Europe, Australasia, Far East) Index (view)

Lipper International Multi-Cap Core Funds Average (view)

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