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 (12/31/2016)|
|YTD||1 year||3 year||5 year||10 year||Lifetime||Inception|
|Class A (NAV)||-5.46%||3.76%||3.76%||6.19%||10.00%||n/a||1.86%||01/10/2007|
|Class A (at offer)||-10.89%||-2.19%||-2.19%||4.09%||8.71%||n/a||1.26%|
|Institutional Class shares||-5.27%||4.18%||4.18%||6.52%||10.27%||n/a||2.11%||01/10/2007|
|FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index||-5.39%||4.99%||4.99%||6.78%||10.33%||n/a||2.34%|
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.
The Delaware Global Real Estate Opportunities Fund's performance information for periods prior to Sept. 28, 2012, reflects the performance of The Global Real Estate Securities Portfolio (the “Portfolio”) of Delaware Pooled® Trust, which merged into Delaware Global Real Estate Opportunities Fund (the “Fund”) as of that date. The performance information for Class A shares at offer has been adjusted to reflect the Fund’s current maximum sales charge. The Fund also has higher expenses than the Portfolio, including a Rule 12b-1 fee to which the Institutional Class of the Portfolio was not subject. Historical performance results at net asset value and offer prior to Sept. 28, 2012 have not been recalculated to reflect these expenses, but future results will be affected by them. The historical performance of the Portfolio would have been lower had it been subject to the Fund’s expense ratio.
Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs, or expenses. Indices are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index.
FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed
Index (view definition)
|Class A (Gross)||1.72%|
|Class A (Net)||1.40%|
|Institutional Class shares (Gross)||1.47%|
|Institutional Class shares (Net)||1.15%|
Net expense ratio reflects a contractual waiver of certain fees and/or expense reimbursements from Feb. 28, 2017 through Feb. 28, 2018. Please see the fee table in the Fund's prospectus for more information.
|Share class ticker symbols|
|Top 10 holdings as of 02/28/2017|
Holdings are as of the date indicated and subject to change.
List excludes cash and cash equivalents.
|Holding||% of portfolio|
|Simon Property Group Inc.||3.0%|
|Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd.||2.8%|
|Deutsche Wohnen AG||2.5%|
|Cheung Kong Property Holdings Ltd.||2.4%|
|Brookdale Senior Living Inc.||2.4%|
|AvalonBay Communities Inc.||2.4%|
|Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd.||2.4%|
|Total % Portfolio in Top 10 holdings||25.3%|
Institutional Class shares are only available to certain investors. See the prospectus for more information.
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.
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.
A REIT fund's tax status as a regulated investment company could be jeopardized if it holds real estate directly, as a result of defaults, or receives rental income from real estate holdings.
“Nondiversified” funds may allocate more of their net assets to investments in single securities than “diversified” funds. Resulting adverse effects may subject these funds to greater risks and volatility.
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.
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