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Ivy International Core Equity Fund

  • $16.88 NAV as of 6/27/2017
  • ($-0.02) / -0.12% Daily NAV Change
  • 13.75% 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.

Morningstar Style Box

Source: Morningstar

Portfolio Management

John C. Maxwell, CFA

  • Ivy Investment Management Company
  • 11 Years with Fund
  • 25 Years in Industry
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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. Mr. Maxwell joined Waddell & Reed in 1998 as an equity investment analyst. He was appointed assistant vice president in 2000. He was named assistant portfolio manager of Waddell & Reed Advisors Value Fund and Ivy VIP Value in 2003. Mr. Maxwell was appointed vice president in 2004 and joined the International team that same year. He was named co-portfolio manager of Ivy International Core Equity Fund in 2006. He held sole management responsibilities for Ivy International Core Equity Fund and Ivy VIP International Core Equity from 2009 to 2017. He was appointed senior vice president in 2010. Mr. Maxwell was named co-portfolio manager of Ivy Managed International Opportunities Fund in 2016. As of January 2017 he is co-portfolio manager of the international core equity product suite comprised of the Ivy International Core Equity Fund, Ivy VIP International Core Equity and institutional accounts. Mr. Maxwell is a CFA charterholder. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Kansas City.

Catherine Murray

  • Ivy Investment Management Company
  • <1 Year with Fund
  • 26 Years in Industry
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Catherine Murray is co-portfolio manager of the international core equity product suite comprised of the Ivy International Core Equity Fund, Ivy VIP International Core Equity and institutional accounts. She was named co-portfolio manager of the product in 2017. She has served as assistant portfolio manager of the product since 2014. She provides research analysis on international financial stocks. Ms. Murray was appointed vice president in 2012. 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.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 5/31/2017

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 6/27/2017

Net Asset Value (NAV) $16.88
Daily NAV Change ($) ($-0.02) -0.12%
Weekly NAV Change ($) $0.09 0.54%
Public Offering Price (POP) $16.88

Fund Facts

Ticker Symbol IIFBX
CUSIP 465897346
Fund Code 513
Fund Type Global/International
Fund Inception 5/13/1997
Class Inception 5/13/1997
Fiscal Year End March
Dividends Paid December
Fund Assets (as of 5/31/2017) $6.0 bil
Total Equity Holdings (as of 5/31/2017) 79
Total Holdings (as of 5/31/2017) 105
Portfolio Turnover Rate (as of 3/31/2017) 80%
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.

Performance at NAV does not include the effect of sales charges, if it had, performance shown would be lower. Class B shares, including sales charge, reflects the applicable contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC), which declines from 5% at the time of purchase to zero at the beginning of the seventh year.

Monthly Rates of Return

Average Annual Total Returns as of 5/31/2017
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Fund with maximum 5.00% CDSC 8.27% 13.51% 1.32% 9.98% 2.89% 5.04%
Fund at NAV 13.27% 17.51% 2.23% 10.12% 2.89% 5.04%
MSCI EAFE NR USD 14.01% 16.44% 1.53% 10.21% 1.06%
Lipper International Large-Cap Core 14.47% 16.50% 0.80% 8.65% 0.68% 4.78%

Quarterly Rates of Return

Average Annual Total Returns as of 3/31/2017
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Fund with maximum 5.00% CDSC 2.68% 9.20% 0.78% 5.79% 3.08% 4.81%
MSCI EAFE NR USD 7.25% 11.67% 0.50% 5.83% 1.05%
Lipper International Large-Cap Core 7.64% 11.34% -0.23% 4.42% 0.61% 4.50%
Fund at NAV 7.68% 13.20% 1.69% 5.95% 3.08% 4.81%

Calendar Year Return

Class B 12.53 23.38 0.25 -1.96 0.40
MSCI EAFE NR USD 17.32 22.78 -4.90 -0.81 1.00

Morningstar Ratings as of 5/31/2017 Morningstar Logo

Category: Foreign Large Blend
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns
Overall out of 592
3 Year out of 592
5 Year out of 528
10 Year out of 339

Lipper Ranking through 5/31/2017 Lipper Logo

Category: International Large-Cap Core
Rankings are based on average annual total returns, but do not consider sales charges.
1 Year 49/129 38
3 Year 11/103 11
5 Year 18/95 19
10 Year 7/80 9

Expense Ratios as of 7/31/2016

Net 2.20%
Gross 2.20%

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


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

*Modern Portfolio Theory
Alpha 1.02
Beta 0.88
R-Squared 93.03
Sharpe Ratio 0.91
Capture Ratio Upside: 91.42%
Downside: 85.81%


Historical Prices Inception 5/13/1997

6/1/2017 $16.94 NO NO
6/2/2017 $17.07 NO NO
6/5/2017 $17.01 NO NO
6/6/2017 $16.96 NO NO
6/7/2017 $16.93 NO NO
6/8/2017 $16.90 NO NO
6/9/2017 $16.92 NO NO
6/12/2017 $16.86 NO NO
6/13/2017 $16.92 NO NO
6/14/2017 $16.86 NO NO
6/15/2017 $16.67 NO NO
6/16/2017 $16.83 NO NO
6/19/2017 $16.93 NO NO
6/20/2017 $16.79 NO NO
6/21/2017 $16.82 NO NO
6/22/2017 $16.83 NO NO
6/23/2017 $16.86 NO NO
6/26/2017 $16.90 NO NO
6/27/2017 $16.88 NO NO

Historical Distributions Inception 5/13/1997

12/8/2016 $0.1297 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $14.85 12/8/2016
12/10/2015 $0.0218 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $14.8 12/10/2015
12/11/2014 $0.0907 Long: $1.347 Short: $0.440 $15.35 12/11/2014
12/12/2013 $0.2219 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.004 $16.35 12/12/2013
12/13/2012 $0.0998 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $13.81 12/13/2012

*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 5/31/2017

Nestle S.A., Registered Shares Nestle is the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company. 2.33%
Bayer AG Bayer Aktiengersellschaft offers materials research and discovery services for companies in the chemical and pharmaceuticals industries using high-throughput experimentation equipment. 2.25%
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. 2.24%
Danone S.A. 2.11%
Orange S.A. 2.07%
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. 1.86%
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. 1.83%
AIA Group Ltd. AIA Group Limited is an investment holding company. The Company and its subsidiaries are engaged in provision of products and services to individuals and businesses for their insurance, protection, savings, investment and retirement needs. 1.82%
Vinci Vinci Companies is a French construction and electrical engineering company, formerly called SociTtT GTnTrale d'Enterprises. 1.76%
Reckitt Benckiser Group plc Reckitt Benckiser is a leading British-based manufacturer of cleaning products. 1.70%

Total Portfolio Holdings

Updated quarterly, upon availability.

Market Capitalization
as a % of equity assets as of 5/31/2017

Large 92.5%
Medium 7.0%
Small 0.5%
Median Market Cap (as of 5/31/2017) $44.5 bil

Top 10 Industry Allocation
as a % of Equity Holdings as of 5/31/2017

Diversified Banks 8.1%
Integrated Oil & Gas 5.7%
Pharmaceuticals 5.1%
Automobile Manufacturers 4.8%
Packaged Foods & Meats 4.6%
Construction & Engineering 4.5%
Integrated Telecommunication Services 4.1%
Internet Software & Services 4.1%
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production 3.6%
Life & Health Insurance 3.6%

Sector Allocation
as a % of equity assets as of 5/31/2017

Industrials 18.69%
Financials 16.49%
Consumer Discretionary 14.40%
Consumer Staples 11.81%
Health Care 10.41%
Energy 10.24%
Information Technology 6.24%
Materials 5.98%
Telecommunication Services 5.74%

Portfolio Composition
as a % of net assets as of 5/31/2017

Foreign Common Stock 95.79%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 4.21%

Equity Country Allocation
as a % of equity assets as of 5/31/2017

Japan 17.7%
United Kingdom 16.9%
France 14.1%
Germany 12.5%
Switzerland 8.3%
China 5.1%
Canada 3.9%
Ireland 3.3%
Hong Kong 3.3%
Australia 2.5%
Netherlands 2.3%
Spain 1.6%
Israel 1.5%
Norway 1.4%
Brazil 1.3%
India 1.2%
South Africa 1.1%
South Korea 1.1%
Luxembourg 0.9%

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.

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