Delaware Diversified Income Fund

Objective

Delaware Diversified Income Fund seeks maximum long-term total return, consistent with reasonable risk.

Strategy

The Fund invests in four sectors — the U.S. investment grade sector, U.S. high yield sector, international developed markets sector, and emerging markets sector.

Fund information
Inception date12/29/1997
Dividends paid (if any)Monthly
Capital gains paid (if any)November or December
Fund identifiers
NASDAQDPDFX
CUSIP246248744
Investment minimums
Initial investment$1,000
Subsequent Investments$100
Systematic withdrawal balance$5,000
Account features
CheckwritingNo
Payroll DeductionYes
IRAsYes

On Sept. 25, 2014, Class B shares of the Fund converted to Class A shares.

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 (08/31/2016)

as of quarter-end (06/30/2016)

YTD1 year3 year5 year10 yearLifetimeInception date
NAV (view definition)6.32%4.99%4.15%3.35%5.97%6.95%12/29/1997
Max offer price1.58%0.30%2.58%2.41%5.47%6.69%
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index5.86%5.97%4.37%3.24%4.89%n/a
1 year3 year5 year10 yearLifetimeInception date
NAV (view definition)2.63%3.51%3.64%3.46%6.16%6.95%12/29/1997
Max offer price-1.99%-1.18%2.06%2.50%5.67%6.68%
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index2.21%6.00%4.06%3.76%5.13%n/a

Returns for less than one year are not annualized.

Class A shares have a maximum up-front sales charge of 4.50% 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.

Expense ratio
Gross0.90%
Net0.90%
Quarterly total returns @ NAV
Year1st quarter2nd quarter3rd quarter4th quarterAnnual return
20162.35%2.63%n/an/an/a
20151.89%-1.55%-0.28%-1.17%-1.15%
20142.45%2.50%-0.47%0.57%5.11%
20130.32%-3.63%0.83%1.17%-1.37%
20121.29%2.24%2.65%0.55%6.88%
20111.23%2.00%0.79%2.22%6.38%
20103.06%1.09%3.79%-0.32%7.77%
20090.44%10.21%9.67%3.28%25.38%
20082.31%-1.79%-3.93%-0.77%-4.20%
20072.74%0.18%2.56%1.77%7.43%
20060.81%0.19%3.81%2.96%7.94%
Portfolio characteristics - as of 08/31/2016Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index
Number of holdings1,4159,908
Number of credit issuers437
Portfolio turnover (last fiscal year)218%n/a
Effective duration (weighted average) (view definition)4.72 years5.51 years
Effective maturity (weighted average) (view definition)7.86 years7.80 years
Yield to maturity (view definition)3.18%1.95%
Average market price (view definition)$106.99$107.06
Average coupon (view definition)4.42%3.11%
Yield to worst (view definition)3.13%1.95%
SEC 30-day yield with waiver (view definition)2.46%
SEC 30-day yield without waiver (view definition)2.46%
Annualized standard deviation, 3 years (view definition)2.84n/a
Portfolio composition as of 08/31/2016Total may not equal 100% due to rounding.
High grade securities74.7%
High yield securities15.0%
Emerging markets8.2%
International developed2.1%
Top 10 fixed income holdings as of 08/31/2016
Holdings are as of the date indicated and subject to change.
List excludes cash and cash equivalents.
Holding% of portfolio
FNCL OCT TBA0.8%
Dow Chemical Co. 8.550 5/15/20190.8%
Anheuser-Busch InBev Finance Inc. 3.650 2/1/20260.6%
Bank of America Corp. 4.450 3/3/20260.6%
Crown Castle Towers LLC 4.883 8/15/20200.6%
FNCL AX53160.5%
Comcast Corp. 2.350 1/15/20270.5%
USB Capital IX 3.500 10/29/20490.5%
KeyBank NA/Cleveland OH 6.950 2/1/20280.5%
GNR 2010-113 KE0.5%
Total % Portfolio in Top 10 holdings5.9%

Fixed income sectors as of 08/31/2016

List excludes cash and cash equivalents.

SectorFundBenchmark
Investment grade credits41.3%31.6%
MBS and CMOs21.2%27.7%
High yield credits14.2%0.0%
Emerging markets8.2%0.0%
Commercial mortgage-backed securities6.6%1.7%
Asset-backed securities4.6%0.5%
International developed2.1%0.0%
Municipal bonds0.4%0.0%
U.S. Treasury securities0.2%36.2%