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Ivy International Core Equity Fund

  • $20.43 NAV as of 2/20/2018
  • ($-0.21) / -1.02% Daily NAV Change
  • 0.49% YTD (NAV)


A gateway to international opportunities

Broad Reach
Wide-range investment mandate, which allows the Fund to invest across the entire international landscape, including emerging markets.
True Flexibility
A core style approach with the ability to over- and underweight international growth or international value stocks as market cycles and research dictates.
Fundamental approach
Seeks companies with strong free cash flow in healthy industries that may benefit from global restructuring and growth.

2017 Award Winner

For the second consecutive year, Ivy International Core Equity Fund, Class I, has been recognized for strong risk-adjusted performance relative to its peers over the three- and Five-year period ended Nov. 30, 2016.

International Large-Cap Core category; 3- and 5-year periods, 107 and 101 funds in category, respectively.

The Lipper Fund Awards honor individual funds that have delivered stronger and more consistent risk-adjusted performance than their peers over a given measurement period. Lipper’s proprietary mutual fund rating methodology is used to determine the winners. To be considered for a fund award in the U.S., funds must have at least 36 months of performance history and must be classified in a peer group with at least 10 distinct portfolios. The fund with the highest Lipper Leader rating for Consistent Return value in each eligible classification determines the classification winner over three, five or 10 years. Other share classes may have different performance and expense characteristics. For a detailed explanation of the process, please review the Lipper Fund Awards methodology document (U.S.) here. Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company, is a mutual fund research and rating service. Although Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Lipper. Lipper awards are not intended to predict future results.

Morningstar Style Box

Source: Morningstar

Portfolio Management

John C. Maxwell, CFA

  • Ivy Investment Management Company
  • 12 Years with Fund
  • 26 Years in Industry
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John Maxwell is co-portfolio manager of the international core equity product suite of mutual funds and institutional accounts. He has held portfolio manager responsibilities for the firm's international core equity strategy since 2006. Mr. Maxwell also has been a co-portfolio manager of the Ivy Managed International Opportunities Fund since 2016. Mr. Maxwell joined Waddell & Reed in 1998 as an equity investment analyst and has held several roles in the firm. As an equity analyst he followed industries in the consumer discretionary, consumer staples, information technology and telecom services sectors. He had been an assistant portfolio manager on the Value product suite, a portfolio manager of the Ivy Global Income Allocation Fund, and a co-portfolio manager of the Ivy Global Equity Income Fund. He joined the International team in 2004. Prior to joining Waddell & Reed, Mr. Maxwell held positions with Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Procter & Gamble, and the White House Special Programs Office. He was a U.S. Army Reserve Officer. Mr. Maxwell graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1985 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He earned an MBA with an emphasis in Finance from The Johnson School at Cornell University in 1992.

Catherine Murray

  • Ivy Investment Management Company
  • 1 Year with Fund
  • 27 Years in Industry
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Catherine Murray was named co-portfolio manager of the international core equity product suite of mutual funds and institutional accounts in January 2017. She had been the assistant portfolio manager on the product since January 2014. She remains the firm's international financial sector analyst, and previously was the firm's global financial sector analyst. Prior to joining Waddell & Reed in 2011, Ms. Murray had significant roles as both a sell-side and buy-side financial sector analyst. She was a managing director of JP Morgan and a senior sell-side banking industry analyst at JP Morgan Securities where she followed Latin American, U.S. regional and money center banks. She was an Institutional Investor (II) ranked analyst in two banking industry categories, and achieved the top II ranking as a Latin America banks analyst. Ms. Murray also was a managing director and senior financial services analyst at Neuberger Berman, and a financial sector strategist at WJB Capital. Ms. Murray graduated from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota with a BA in French and Business Administration (accounting). She earned her MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Finance. She has lived and studied in Mexico City and Paris, France.

Growth of a $10,000 Investment
through 1/31/2018

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 2/20/2018

Net Asset Value (NAV) $20.43
Daily NAV Change ($) ($-0.21) -1.02%
Weekly NAV Change ($) $0.39 1.95%
Public Offering Price (POP) $20.43

Fund Facts

Ticker Symbol ICEIX
CUSIP 465899706
Fund Code 478
Fund Type Global/International
Fund Inception 5/13/1997
Class Inception 4/2/2007
Fiscal Year End March
Dividends Paid December
Fund Assets (as of 1/31/2018) $7.7 bil
Total Equity Holdings (as of 1/31/2018) 78
Total Holdings (as of 1/31/2018) 87
Portfolio Turnover Rate (as of 9/30/2017) 38%
Lipper Category International Large-Cap Core
Morningstar Category Foreign Large Blend


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 1/31/2018
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
MSCI EAFE NR USD 5.02% 27.60% 9.39% 7.85% 3.44% 2.87%
Lipper International Large-Cap Core 5.39% 27.53% 8.62% 7.08% 3.23% 2.81%
Fund at NAV 5.75% 26.21% 9.40% 10.02% 5.61% 5.70%

Quarterly Rates of Return

Average Annual Total Returns as of 12/31/2017
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Fund at NAV 23.12% 23.12% 7.50% 9.49% 4.16% 5.19%
Lipper International Large-Cap Core 24.94% 24.94% 6.87% 6.74% 1.81% 2.29%
MSCI EAFE NR USD 25.03% 25.03% 7.80% 7.90% 1.94% 2.43%

Calendar Year Return

MSCI EAFE NR USD 22.78 -4.90 -0.81 1.00 25.03
Class I 24.93 1.37 -0.73 1.66 23.12

Morningstar Ratings as of 1/31/2018 Morningstar Logo

Category: Foreign Large Blend
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns
Overall out of 600
3 Year out of 600
5 Year out of 534
10 Year out of 348

Lipper Ranking through 1/31/2018 Lipper Logo

Category: International Large-Cap Core
Rankings are based on average annual total returns, but do not consider sales charges.
1 Year 59/93 63
3 Year 27/74 36
5 Year 2/67 3
10 Year 1/48 3

Expense Ratios as of 7/5/2017

Net 0.97%
Gross 0.97%

5-Year Standard Deviation as of 1/31/2018


5-Year MPT* Statistics as of 1/31/2018

*Modern Portfolio Theory
Alpha 2.58
Beta 0.92
R-Squared 93.09
Sharpe Ratio 0.88
Capture Ratio Upside: 100.75%
Downside: 85.45%


Historical Prices Inception 4/2/2007

2/1/2018 $21.56 NO NO
2/2/2018 $20.97 NO NO
2/5/2018 $20.21 NO NO
2/6/2018 $20.55 NO NO
2/7/2018 $20.22 NO NO
2/8/2018 $19.70 NO NO
2/9/2018 $19.81 NO NO
2/12/2018 $20.04 NO NO
2/13/2018 $20.00 NO NO
2/14/2018 $20.46 NO NO
2/15/2018 $20.68 NO NO
2/16/2018 $20.64 NO NO
2/20/2018 $20.43 NO NO

Historical Distributions Inception 4/2/2007

12/14/2017 $0.263 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $19.95 12/14/2017
12/8/2016 $0.3177 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $16.73 12/8/2016
12/10/2015 $0.1936 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $16.63 12/10/2015
12/11/2014 $0.2987 Long: $1.347 Short: $0.440 $17.22 12/11/2014
12/12/2013 $0.4159 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.004 $18.11 12/12/2013

*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.


Top 10 Equity Holdings as a % of net assets 1/31/2018

Total S.A. TOTAL is the world's fourth-largest integrated oil and petroleum company, engaged in oil and gas exploration, development, production, refining, marketing, trading and shipping. 3.24%
Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. Royal Ahold Delhaize NV is a food retail company, which operates supermarkets and e-commerce, and a company at the forefront of sustainable retailing. It operate supermarkets under the Food Lion, Hannaford, Stop & Shop, Giant and Martin's brands. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Zaandam, the Netherlands. 2.23%
Orange S.A. Orange SA provides telecommunications services to residential, professional, and large business customers. The Company offers public fixed-line telephone, leased lines and data transmission, mobile telecommunications, cable television, Internet and wireless applications, and broadcasting services, and telecommunications equipment sales and rentals. 2.15%
Isuzu Motors Ltd. Isuzu Motors Limited manufactures and markets trucks and automobile parts. The company's products include pickup trucks, light and heavy duty trucks, medium and large-sized buses, recreational vehicles, and sport utility vehicles. 2.15%
Westpac Banking Corp. Westpac Banking Corp. offers general and savings banking services, investment portfolio management and advice, insurance services, consumer finance, money market services and other services to individuals, businesses and corporations worldwide. 2.06%
Bayer AG Bayer Aktiengersellschaft offers materials research and discovery services for companies in the chemical and pharmaceuticals industries using high-throughput experimentation equipment. 2.02%
Danone S.A. Danone SA is a food processing company. The Company produces dairy products, beverages, baby food, and medical nutrition products. 1.87%
Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational corporation and conglomerate primarily involved in aerospace and ground transportation manufacturing. 1.79%
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA 1.74%
Kabushiki Kaisha Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial Group This holding company provides a wide range of financial services through subsidiaries in retail banking, corporate banking, trust services, global business services and mores. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. 1.72%

Total Portfolio Holdings

Updated quarterly, upon availability.

Market Capitalization
as a % of equity assets as of 1/31/2018

Large 95.3%
Medium 4.8%
Small 0.0%
Median Market Cap (as of 1/31/2018) $44.4 bil

Top 10 Industry Allocation
as a % of Equity Holdings as of 1/31/2018

Diversified Banks 11.3%
Integrated Oil & Gas 6.7%
Integrated Telecommunication Services 6.5%
Packaged Foods & Meats 4.7%
Automobile Manufacturers 4.0%
Auto Parts & Equipment 3.9%
Pharmaceuticals 3.7%
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production 3.6%
Internet Software & Services 3.6%
Diversified Metals & Mining 3.0%

Sector Allocation
as a % of equity assets as of 1/31/2018

Financials 19.50%
Industrials 13.66%
Consumer Staples 13.35%
Energy 11.83%
Consumer Discretionary 11.48%
Information Technology 8.18%
Telecommunication Services 7.97%
Health Care 7.71%
Materials 6.32%

Portfolio Composition
as a % of net assets as of 1/31/2018

Foreign Common Stock 98.27%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 1.48%
Domestic Common Stock 0.25%

Equity Country Allocation
as a % of equity assets as of 1/31/2018

Japan 16.8%
France 16.5%
United Kingdom 15.7%
China 9.1%
Germany 8.8%
Switzerland 8.0%
Canada 4.1%
Australia 3.5%
Netherlands 2.9%
Ireland 2.8%
Brazil 2.4%
Luxembourg 1.5%
Sweden 1.5%
Norway 1.4%
Hong Kong 1.3%
South Korea 1.2%
Spain 1.1%
Taiwan 1.1%
United States 0.5%

Total Portfolio Holdings

Updated quarterly, upon availability.

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.

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 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: MSCI EAFE is an unmanaged index comprised of securities that represent the securities markets in Europe, Australasia and the Far East. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

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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.

Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement: Through July 31, 2018, Ivy Investment Management Company (IICO), the Fund's investment manager, Ivy Distributors, Inc. (IDI), the Fund's distributor, and/or Waddell & Reed Services Company, doing business as WI Services Company (WISC), the Fund's transfer agent, have contractually agreed to reimburse sufficient management fees, 12b-1 fees and/or shareholder servicing fees to cap the total annual ordinary fund operating expenses (which would exclude interest, taxes, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses and extraordinary expenses, if any) as follows: Class E shares at 1.28%. Prior to that date, the expense limitation may not be terminated without the consent of the Board of Trustees (Board).

Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement: Through July 31, 2018, IDI and/or WISC have contractually agreed to reimburse sufficient 12b-1 and/or shareholder servicing fees to ensure that the total annual ordinary fund operating expenses of the Class Y shares do not exceed the total annual ordinary fund operating expenses of the Class A shares, as calculated at the end of each month. Prior to that date, the expense limitation may not be terminated without the consent of the Board.

Class T shares were launched on July 5, 2017.

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12-Month Trailing Distribution Yield: at NAV refers to the 12-month historical cash flow paid over the past 12 months in dividends, divided by the past months ending NAV.

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