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 (if any)Annually
Capital gains paid (if any)December
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 (07/31/2014)
YTD1 year3 year5 year10 yearLifetimeInception date
NAV (view definition)2.03%12.21%5.68%9.04%6.23%7.04%11/09/1992
MSCI EAFE Index (Gross)3.08%15.55%8.45%9.88%7.56%n/a
MSCI EAFE Index (Net)2.72%15.07%7.96%9.39%7.07%n/a
Average annual total return as of quarter-end (06/30/2014)
QTDYTD1 year3 year5 year10 yearLifetimeInception date
NAV (view definition)5.63%5.11%23.87%5.06%12.15%6.46%7.21%11/09/1992
MSCI EAFE Index (Gross)4.34%5.14%24.09%8.59%12.26%7.42%n/a
MSCI EAFE Index (Net)4.09%4.78%23.57%8.10%11.77%6.93%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%5.63%n/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 07/31/2014
Share assets$186.1 million
Number of holdings45
Market cap (median)$23.86 billion
Market cap (weighted average)$49.88 billion
Portfolio turnover (last fiscal year)30%
Beta (relative to MSCI EAFE Index (Gross)) (view definition)0.96
Annualized standard deviation, 3 years (view definition)16.21
Portfolio composition as of 07/31/2014Total may not equal 100% due to rounding.
International equities & depository receipts98.2%
Cash and cash equivalents1.8%
Top 10 holdings as of 07/31/2014
Holdings are as of the date indicated and subject to change.
List excludes cash and cash equivalents.
Holding% of portfolio
CGI Group Inc.4.3%
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.4.2%
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp.3.8%
Novartis AG3.7%
Nordea Bank AB3.5%
Sanofi3.4%
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc.3.3%
ARYZTA AG3.3%
AXA S.A.3.2%
Toyota Motor Corp.3.0%
Total % Portfolio in Top 10 holdings35.7%

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

Top 10 countries as of 07/31/2014List excludes cash and cash equivalents.
Country% of portfolio
Japan20.2%
France19.3%
United Kingdom10.6%
Canada8.4%
Switzerland6.9%
Germany4.9%
Israel4.2%
Italy3.8%
Sweden3.5%
Hong Kong3.3%
Distribution history - annual distributions (Institutional Class)1,2
Distributions ($ per share)
YearCapital gains3Net investment
income
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

1If a Fund makes a distribution from any source other than net income, it is required to provide shareholders with a notice disclosing the source of such distribution (each a "Notice"). The amounts and sources of distributions reported above and in each Notice are only estimates and are not provided for tax reporting purposes. Each Fund will send each shareholder a Form 1099 DIV for the calendar year that will provide definitive information on how to report the Fund's distributions for federal income tax purposes. The information in the table above will not be updated to reflect any subsequent recharacterization of dividends and distributions. Click here to see recent Notices pertaining to the Fund (if any).

2Information on return of capital distributions is only provided from June 1, 2014 onward.

3Includes both short- and long-term capital gains.

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

Ned Gray

Ned Gray, CFA

Senior Vice President, 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

Vice President, 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 08/29/2014)

Institutional ClassPriceNet changeYTD
NAV$14.55-0.041.82%
Max offer price$14.55n/an/a

Total net assets (as of 07/31/2014)

$314.4 million all share classes

Lipper ranking (as of 07/31/2014)

YTD ranking179 / 386
1 year210 / 375
3 years221 / 326
5 years144 / 294
10 years68 / 130
Lipper classificationInternational Multi-Cap Core

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Benchmark, peer group

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

Lipper International Multi-Cap Core Funds Average (view)

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