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Ivy Global Income Allocation Fund

  • $15.31 NAV as of 4/28/2017
  • ($0.00) / 0.00% Daily NAV Change
  • 7.01% YTD (NAV)


Tap the power of global income

Tactical Allocation
Equity allocation range of 35 to 75% of assets and fixed-income allocation range of 25 to 65% (including cash).
Dual Income Targets
Seeks income from both high-quality, dividend-paying companies and fixed- income instruments across the globe.
Global Reach
Offers broad diversification of asset class, country, currency, sector, credit quality and maturity.*
*Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against loss in a declining market.

Morningstar Style Box

Source: Morningstar

Portfolio Management

W. Jeffery Surles, CFA

  • Ivy Investment Management Company
  • 4 Years with Fund
  • 15 Years in Industry
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Jeff Surles is a Vice President of Ivy Investment Management Company. Mr. Surles graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2000 with a BS in Organizational Development. He earned an MBA with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Wisconsin in 2007. Mr. Surles joined Ivy in June in 2007 as a fixed income investment analyst. He was appointed assistant vice president in January 2012. He was named portfolio manager of the Ivy Global Income Allocation Fund in 2012.

Growth of a $10,000 Investment
through 4/30/2017

Assumes an investment over 10 years or life of the share class, reinvestment of dividends and capital gains, and does not include the effect of sales charges or taxes.



Quarterly Fund Commentary

Daily Prices as of 4/28/2017

Net Asset Value (NAV) $15.31
Daily NAV Change ($) ($0.00) 0.00%
Weekly NAV Change ($) $0.24 1.59%
Public Offering Price (POP) $15.31

Fund Facts

Ticker Symbol IIBIX
CUSIP 465899763
Fund Code 488
Fund Type Global/International
Fund Inception 9/16/1994
Class Inception 4/2/2007
Fiscal Year End March
Dividends Paid March, June, September, December
Fund Assets (as of 3/31/2017) $725.7 mil
Total Equity Holdings (as of 3/31/2017) 51
Total Holdings (as of 3/31/2017) 114
Portfolio Turnover Rate (as of 9/30/2016) 35%
Lipper Category Flexible Portfolio Funds
Morningstar Category World Allocation
Benchmark Bloomberg Barclays Multiverse TR USD
Benchmark MSCI World High Dividend Yield NR USD
Benchmark MSCI Wrld High Div Yld 60 + Bloomberg Barclays Multiverse 40


Data quoted is past performance and current performance may be lower or higher. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Class I shares are sold without any front-end sales load or contingent deferred sales charges.

Monthly Rates of Return

Average Annual Total Returns as of 4/30/2017
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Fund at NAV 7.01% 11.57% 2.89% 5.79% 3.26% 3.63%

Quarterly Rates of Return

Average Annual Total Returns as of 3/31/2017
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Bloomberg Barclays Multiverse TR USD 1.90% -1.02% -0.20% 0.65% 3.49% 3.49%
Lipper Flexible Portfolio Funds 3.71% 9.99% 2.43% 5.02% 4.19% 4.15%
MSCI Wrld High Div Yld 60 + Bloomberg Barclays Multiverse 40 4.30% 6.39% 2.30% 5.33% 3.56% 3.56%
Fund at NAV 5.26% 11.54% 2.91% 5.18% 3.49%
MSCI World High Dividend Yield NR USD 5.91% 11.54% 3.84% 8.37% 3.13% 3.13%

Calendar Year Return

Bloomberg Barclays Multiverse TR USD 4.84 -2.19 0.48 -3.29 2.84
MSCI Wrld High Div Yld 60 + Bloomberg Barclays Multiverse 40 9.37 11.75 1.79 -3.01
Class I 11.27 11.22 1.98 -2.57 6.79
MSCI World High Dividend Yield NR USD 12.24 21.91 2.48 -3.20 9.29

Morningstar Ratings as of 3/31/2017 Morningstar Logo

Category: World Allocation
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns
Overall out of 396
3 Year out of 396
5 Year out of 335
10 Year out of 157

Lipper Ranking through 3/31/2017 Lipper Logo

Category: Flexible Portfolio Funds
Rankings are based on average annual total returns, but do not consider sales charges.
1 Year 184/622 30
3 Year 218/449 49
5 Year 175/344 51
10 Year

Expense Ratios as of 7/31/2016

Net 1.08%
Gross 1.08%

5-Year Standard Deviation as of 3/31/2017

Bloomberg Barclays Multiverse TR USD 4.58
MSCI World High Dividend Yield NR USD 10.81
MSCI Wrld High Div Yld 60 + Bloomberg Barclays Multiverse 40 7.55

5-Year MPT* Statistics as of 3/31/2017

*Modern Portfolio Theory
Alpha -0.65
Beta 1.11
R-Squared 83.25
Sharpe Ratio 0.55
Capture Ratio Upside: 101.05%
Downside: 103.89%


Historical Prices Inception 4/2/2007

4/3/2017 $15.02 NO NO
4/4/2017 $15.03 NO NO
4/5/2017 $15.01 NO NO
4/6/2017 $15.03 NO NO
4/7/2017 $15.03 NO NO
4/10/2017 $15.06 NO NO
4/11/2017 $15.08 NO NO
4/12/2017 $15.08 NO NO
4/13/2017 $15.02 NO NO
4/17/2017 $15.09 NO NO
4/18/2017 $15.04 NO NO
4/19/2017 $15.00 NO NO
4/20/2017 $15.06 NO NO
4/21/2017 $15.07 NO NO
4/24/2017 $15.28 NO NO
4/25/2017 $15.32 NO NO
4/26/2017 $15.30 NO NO
4/27/2017 $15.31 NO NO
4/28/2017 $15.31 NO NO

Historical Distributions Inception 4/2/2007

3/16/2017 $0.045 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $15.01 3/16/2017
12/8/2016 $0.201 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $14.26 12/8/2016
9/15/2016 $0.153 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $14.41 9/15/2016
6/16/2016 $0.203 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $13.97 6/16/2016
3/10/2016 $0.047 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $13.72 3/10/2016
12/10/2015 $0.244 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $13.95 12/10/2015
9/10/2015 $0.133 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $14.23 9/10/2015
6/11/2015 $0.214 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $15.64 6/11/2015
3/12/2015 $0.082 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $15.46 3/12/2015
12/11/2014 $0.225 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $15.01 12/11/2014
9/11/2014 $0.136 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $15.85 9/11/2014
6/12/2014 $0.214 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $16.11 6/12/2014
3/13/2014 $0.113 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $15.42 3/13/2014
12/12/2013 $0.219 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $15.01 12/12/2013
9/12/2013 $0.146 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $14.78 9/12/2013
6/13/2013 $0.177 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $14.6 6/13/2013
3/14/2013 $0.075 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $14.95 3/14/2013

*Special Dividend
The table includes the daily prices at NAV (net asset value) for the history of this fund's selected share class. NAV is the amount per share you would receive if you sold shares that day.

12-Month Trailing Dist. Yield as of 3/31/2017

NAV 4.00%
With Sales Charge 4.00%

Annualized 30-Day SEC Yield as of 3/31/2017

Subsidized - NAV 3.96%
Unsubsidized - NAV 3.96%


Top 10 Equity Holdings as a % of net assets 3/31/2017

Ares Capital Corp. 2.06%
ProSiebenSat. 1 Media SE ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a media company in Europe. 2.01%
Ferrovial S.A. Ferrovial SA is engaged in developing, construction and maintainance of transportation infrastructure. The Company operates in segments including Construction, Services, Toll roads, and Airports. 1.95%
Philip Morris International, Inc. Philip Morris International Inc manufactures and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products in markets outside of the United States of America. The company's portfolio comprises international and local brands. 1.91%
Sampo plc, A Shares Administers a range of European life and property/casualty insurance companies. 1.70%
Lockheed Martin Corp. Lockheed Martin Corporation, a security and aerospace company, engages in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of technology systems, products, and services. 1.66%
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and its subsidiaries provide insurance brokerage, risk management, employee benefit, and other related services to clients in the United States and abroad. 1.63%
Atlantica Yield plc Atlantica Yield plc operates as a total return company. The Company owns a diversified portfolio of contracted renewable energy, power generation, and electric transmission assets. Atlantica Yield offers its services in North America, South America, and Europe. 1.57%
Vermilion Energy, Inc. Vermilion Energy, Inc., is an oil and gas production company, focusing on the acquisition, development and optimization of producing properties in North America, Europe and Australia. 1.57%
Kraft Foods Group, Inc. The Kraft Heinz Company is the third-largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands. 1.50%

Total Portfolio Holdings

Updated quarterly, upon availability.

Market Capitalization
as a % of equity assets as of 3/31/2017

Large 63.8%
Medium 32.0%
Small 4.2%
Median Market Cap (as of 3/31/2017) $14.9 bil

Top 10 Industry Allocation
as a % of Equity Holdings as of 3/31/2017

Tobacco 5.3%
Aerospace & Defense 4.6%
Multi-Line Insurance 4.5%
Diversified Banks 4.4%
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production 4.1%
Packaged Foods & Meats 4.1%
Life & Health Insurance 4.0%
Communications Equipment 3.7%
Semiconductors 3.6%
Mortgage REITs 3.5%

as a % of fixed income assets as of 3/31/2017

<1 Year 11.4%
1-5 Years 41.2%
5-10 Years 34.3%
10-20 Years 4.0%
>20 Years 9.1%
Average Maturity 8.17 years
Effective Duration 3.87 years

Fixed Income Country Allocation
as a % of bond holdings as of 3/31/2017

United States 38.7%
Netherlands 11.0%
United Kingdom 9.9%
Luxembourg 9.6%
France 7.4%
Spain 5.6%
Canada 4.4%
Argentina 3.8%
Italy 3.0%
Mexico 1.8%
Mauritius 1.2%
Norway 1.1%
Brazil 0.9%
Columbia 0.5%
Barbados 0.4%
Ireland 0.4%
Malaysia 0.3%
Singapore 0.1%

Sector Allocation
as a % of equity assets as of 3/31/2017

Financials 26.22%
Industrials 15.41%
Consumer Discretionary 14.05%
Energy 10.24%
Information Technology 9.60%
Consumer Staples 9.37%
Health Care 5.29%
Telecommunication Services 2.97%
Utilities 2.49%
Real Estate 2.26%
Materials 2.10%

as a % of fixed income assets as of 3/31/2017

Quality: Ratings obtained from Standard & Poor's. For securities not rated by Standard & Poor's, ratings are obtained from Moody's. We do not evaluate these ratings, but simply assign them to the appropriate credit quality category as determined by the rating agency.
NonRated 10.30%
Government Bonds 5.50%
AA 1.30%
A 1.50%
BBB 9.40%
BB 20.90%
B 32.00%
CCC 19.10%

Portfolio Composition
as a % of net assets as of 3/31/2017

Foreign Common Stock 36.80%
Corporate Bonds 27.66%
Domestic Common Stock 23.72%
Senior Loans 2.85%
Other Government Securities 2.50%
Preferred Stock 2.49%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 2.05%
Government Bonds 1.93%

Equity Country Allocation
as a % of equity assets as of 3/31/2017

United States 38.5%
United Kingdom 10.4%
Germany 8.8%
Australia 6.3%
Spain 5.6%
France 4.9%
Finland 4.6%
Canada 4.3%
Switzerland 3.5%
Italy 2.3%
India 2.2%
Ireland 2.0%
Japan 1.7%
Norway 1.6%
Israel 1.6%
New Zealand 1.2%
Singapore 0.6%

Total Portfolio Holdings

Updated quarterly, upon availability.

Risk Factors: The value of the Fund’s shares will change, and you could lose money on your investment. An investment in the Fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. International investing involves additional risks including currency fluctuations, political or economic conditions affecting the foreign country, and differences in accounting standards and foreign regulations. These risks are magnified in emerging markets. Fixed income securities are subject to interest rate risk and, as such, the net asset value of the Fund may fall as interest rates rise. Investing in high-income securities may carry a greater risk of nonpayment of interest or principal than higher-rated bonds. Dividend- paying investments may not experience the same price appreciation as non-dividend paying instruments. Dividend-paying companies may choose to not pay a dividend or the dividend may be less than expected. These and other risks are more fully described in the Fund’s prospectus. Not all funds or fund classes may be offered at all broker/dealers.

Index Description: The Barclays Multiverse TR USD - The Barclays Multiverse Index is an unmanaged index comprised of securities that represent the global bond market. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

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Index Description: The index shown is a custom blend index comprised of 60% MSCI World High Dividend Yield Index and 40% Barclays Multiverse Index. Barclays Multiverse Index is comprised of securities that represent the global bond market. MSCI World High Dividend Yield Index is designed to reflect the performance of equities (excluding REITs) with higher than average dividend yields that are both sustainable and persistent, first calculated on 10/31/2006.

Performance results for some funds may include the effect of expense reduction arrangements. If those arrangements had not been in place, the performance results would have been lower.

For periods prior to December 8, 2003, the performance shown below is the performance of the Class A shares of Advantus International Balanced Fund which along with its other classes of shares was reorganized on December 8, 2003 into Class A shares of Ivy Global Income Allocation Fund. For that time period, the Fund would have had substantially similar annual returns because the shares would have been invested in a similar portfolio of securities, but would differ to the extent that the Fund has different expenses. Performance prior to December 8, 2003, has not been restated to reflect the estimated annual operating expenses of Ivy Global Income Allocation Fund. If those expenses were reflected, performance shown below would differ.

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