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Ivy Mid Cap Income Opportunities Fund

  • $13.74 NAV as of 12/11/2017
  • ($-0.02) / -0.15% Daily NAV Change
  • 11.41% YTD (NAV)

Summary

Dividend income, not just for large caps

Total return potential with lower volatility
By focusing on dividend-paying stocks, the Fund has the potential to lower the volatility of a mid-cap portfolio and provide a growing stream of income while providing capital appreciation for the long-term.
Strategy
A concentrated, equally weighted portfolio focusing on mid-cap companies emphasizing investments in dividend-paying and other income-producing securities.
Experienced management
Portfolio management team has a combined 40+ years of industry experience and more than 20 years of mid-cap experience.

Morningstar Style Box

Blend
Medium
Source: Morningstar

Portfolio Management

Kimberly A. Scott, CFA

  • Ivy Investment Management Company
  • 3 Years with Fund
  • 30 Years in Industry
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Kim Scott is co-portfolio manager of the mid cap growth product suite of mutual funds and institutional accounts. She assumed co- portfolio manager responsibilities for the product suite in 2016. She has been portfolio manager of Ivy Mid Cap Growth Fund and Waddell & Reed Advisors New Concepts Fund since 2001, and of Ivy VIP Mid Cap Growth since 2005. She is co-portfolio manager of Ivy Mid Cap Income Opportunities Fund since its inception in 2014. Ms. Scott joined Waddell & Reed in 1999 as an equity investment analyst. She was appointed assistant vice president in 2000. She was appointed vice president in 2001 and senior vice president in 2004. Prior to joining Waddell & Reed, Ms. Scott served in various levels of research positions throughout her career affiliated with the following companies: Bartlett & Company, NBD Bank, Johnson Investment Counsel, Inc. and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Her primary responsibilities included fundamental analysis of companies and equities for mutual funds, separate accounts, and personal trusts. Through this experience, Ms. Scott provided sector coverage for consumer non-durables, technology, retail, food and beverage, and tobacco. Ms. Scott graduated from the University of Kansas in 1982 with a BS in Microbiology. She earned an MBA in Finance from the University of Cincinnati in 1987. Ms. Scott is a CFA charterholder. She is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Kansas City.

Nathan A. Brown, CFA

  • Ivy Investment Management Company
  • 3 Years with Fund
  • 18 Years in Industry
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Nathan Brown is co-portfolio manager of the mid cap growth product suite of mutual funds and institutional accounts. He was named co-portfolio manager of the product suite in 2016. He had been assistant portfolio manager of Ivy Mid Cap Growth Fund, Ivy VIP Mid Cap Growth and Waddell & Reed Advisors New Concepts Fund since 2011. He is co-portfolio manager of Ivy Mid Cap Income Opportunities Fund since its inception in 2014. Mr. Brown joined Waddell & Reed in 2003 as an equity investment analyst. He was appointed assistant vice president in 2010 and vice president in 2014. Prior to joining Waddell & Reed, Mr. Brown interned with Morgan Keegan. From 1999 to 2001 he completed five rotations at General Electric-Aircraft Engine's financial management program. In 1999 he was a securities analyst for Krause Fund, where his responsibilities were concentrated in the utilities sector. Mr. Brown graduated with honors from the University of Iowa, Henry B. Tippie School of Business in 1999 with a BBA in Finance. He earned an MBA with an emphasis in Finance and Accounting from Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management in 2003. Mr. Brown is a CFA charterholder. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Kansas City.

Growth of a $10,000 Investment
through 11/30/2017

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.

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Perspectives

MCIO
  • Ivy Mid Cap Income Opportunities Fund

An income fund focused on earnings growth

For most of calendar year 2016, the market favored equity strategies focused on high-dividend yields. However, the market changed direction after the U.S. election, when investors re-embraced risk and adopted a more pro-growth, pro-cyclical investment stance.

Quarterly Fund Commentary

Daily Prices as of 12/11/2017

Net Asset Value (NAV) $13.74
Daily NAV Change ($) ($-0.02) -0.15%
Weekly NAV Change ($) $-0.04 -0.29%
Public Offering Price (POP) $13.74

Fund Facts

Ticker Symbol IVOYX
CUSIP 46600B706
Fund Code 733
Fund Type Domestic Equity
Fund Inception 10/1/2014
Class Inception 10/1/2014
Fiscal Year End March
Dividends Paid March, June, September, December
Fund Assets (as of 11/30/2017) $343.2 mil
Total Equity Holdings (as of 11/30/2017) 36
Total Holdings (as of 11/30/2017) 38
Portfolio Turnover Rate (as of 9/30/2017) 25%
Lipper Category Mid-Cap Core Funds
Morningstar Category Mid-Cap Value
Benchmark Russell Mid Cap TR USD

Performance

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 Y shares are not subject to sales charges.

Monthly Rates of Return

Average Annual Total Returns as of 11/30/2017
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
 
Fund at NAV 11.41% 12.27% 9.29% 11.76%
Lipper Mid-Cap Core Funds 14.84% 16.51% 8.26% 13.52% 7.65% 9.90%
Russell Mid Cap TR USD 17.43% 18.76% 9.32% 15.26% 8.98% 10.73%

Quarterly Rates of Return

Average Annual Total Returns as of 9/30/2017
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
 
Fund at NAV 5.49% 11.83% 10.42%
Lipper Mid-Cap Core Funds 9.93% 15.64% 8.42% 12.78% 6.81% 8.97%
Russell Mid Cap TR USD 11.74% 15.32% 9.54% 14.26% 8.08% 9.54%

Calendar Year Return

  2012
Russell Mid Cap TR USD 13.22 -2.44 13.80
Class Y -3.54 22.38

Morningstar Ratings as of 11/30/2017 Morningstar Logo

Category: Mid-Cap Value
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns
Overall out of 368
3 Year out of 368
5 Year out of —
10 Year out of —

Lipper Ranking through 11/30/2017 Lipper Logo

Category: Mid-Cap Core Funds
 
Rankings are based on average annual total returns, but do not consider sales charges.
1 Year 379/433 88
3 Year 127/349 37
5 Year
10 Year

Expense Ratios as of 7/5/2017

Net 1.35%
Gross 1.37%

5-Year Standard Deviation as of

Russell Mid Cap TR USD N/A

Distributions

Historical Prices Inception 10/1/2014

12/1/2017 $13.68 NO NO
12/4/2017 $13.78 NO NO
12/5/2017 $13.70 NO NO
12/6/2017 $13.65 NO NO
12/7/2017 $13.70 NO NO
12/8/2017 $13.76 NO NO

Historical Distributions Inception 10/1/2014

9/14/2017 $0.035 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $12.69 9/14/2017
6/15/2017 $0.012 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $12.67 6/15/2017
3/16/2017 $0.001 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $12.83 3/16/2017
12/8/2016 $0.067 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $12.52 12/8/2016
9/15/2016 $0.035 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $11.61 9/15/2016
12/10/2015 $0.072 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.015 $10.25 12/10/2015
9/10/2015 $0.04 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $10.22 9/10/2015
6/11/2015 $0.04 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $11.02 6/11/2015
3/12/2015 $0.015 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $10.97 3/12/2015
12/11/2014 $0.036 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.003 $10.59 12/11/2014

*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 11/30/2017

NAV 0.84%
With Sales Charge 0.84%

Annualized 30-Day SEC Yield as of 11/30/2017

Subsidized - NAV 1.23%
Unsubsidized - NAV 1.23%

Portfolio

Top 10 Equity Holdings as a % of net assets 11/30/2017

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., a third party logistics company, provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies in various industries worldwide. 3.13%
Glacier Bancorp, Inc. Glacier Bancorp, Inc., is a multi-bank holding company with retail operations that accept deposits from the general public and use those funds to originate a variety of commercial and consumer loans. 3.03%
HealthSouth Corp. HealthSouth Corp. owns and operates inpatient rehabilitation hospitals which provides specialized treatment and patient care services. 2.99%
Paychex, Inc. Paychex, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses in the United States and Germany. 2.96%
Sonoco Products Co. Sonoco Products Company manufactures industrial and consumer packaging solutions for customers around the world. The Company's products include flexible packaging, high density film products, and folding cartons. Sonoco Products also has an integrated network of global technology centers focused on materials science, packaging engineering, and process improvement. 2.95%
Quest Diagnostics, Inc. 2.94%
Avery Dennison Corp. Avery Dennison Corporation produces pressure-sensitive materials and a variety of tickets, tags, labels, and other converted products. The Company's pressure sensitive products are used in labeling, decorating, and specialty applications. Avery Dennison's non-pressure sensitive products include tickets, tags, RFID inlays, and services for retailers, apparel manufacturers, and brand owners. 2.93%
KAR Auction Services, Inc. Provider of vehicle auction services in North America. It offers auction services for sellers of used vehicles and salvage vehicles. The company operates its business through three segments: ADESA Auctions, Insurance Auto Auctions and Automotive Finance Corporation. 2.93%
Umpqua Holdings Corp. U.S. bank holding company based in Oregon with locations the northwest 2.92%
Snap-on, Inc. 2.90%

Total Portfolio Holdings

Updated quarterly, upon availability.

Market Capitalization
as a % of equity assets as of 11/30/2017

Large 50.8%
Medium 46.8%
Small 2.4%
Median Market Cap (as of 11/30/2017) $9.9 bil

Top 10 Industry Allocation
as a % of Equity Holdings as of 11/30/2017

Regional Banks 6.1%
Paper Packaging 6.0%
Data Processing & Outsourced Services 5.9%
Packaged Foods & Meats 5.7%
Health Care Services 5.6%
Air Freight & Logistics 3.2%
Health Care Facilities 3.1%
Diversified Support Services 3.0%
Household Appliances 3.0%
Household Products 2.9%

Sector Allocation
as a % of equity assets as of 11/30/2017

Consumer Discretionary 20.05%
Information Technology 17.07%
Industrials 14.21%
Materials 11.80%
Health Care 10.64%
Financials 9.69%
Consumer Staples 8.61%
Utilities 2.85%
Energy 2.56%
Real Estate 2.52%

Portfolio Composition
as a % of net assets as of 11/30/2017

Domestic Common Stock 97.18%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 2.09%
Foreign Common Stock 0.73%

Equity Country Allocation
as a % of equity assets as of 11/30/2017

United States 99.3%
Bermuda 0.7%

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. Investing in mid-cap stocks may carry more risk than investing in stocks of larger, more well-established companies. The Fund’s emphasis on dividend-paying stocks involves the risk that such stocks may fall out of favor with investors and underperform non-dividend paying stocks and the market as a whole over any period of time. In addition, there is no guarantee that the companies in which the Fund invests will declare dividends in the future or that dividends, if declared, will remain at current levels or increase over time. The amount of any dividend the company may pay may fluctuate significantly. In addition, the value of dividend-paying common stocks can decline when interest rates rise as fixed-income investments become more attractive to investors. This risk may be greater due to the current period of historically low interest rates. The Fund typically holds a limited number of stocks (generally 35 to 50). As a result, the appreciation or depreciation of any one security held by the Fund will have a greater impact on the Fund’s net asset value than it would if the Fund invested in a large number of securities. Not all funds or fund classes may be offered at all broker/dealers. These and other risks are more fully described in the Fund’s prospectus.

Index Description: Russell Midcap is an unmanaged index comprised of securities that represent the mid-cap sector of the stock market. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

High recent returns are attributable, in part, to unusually favorable market conditions and may not be repeated or consistently achieved in the future.

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 tocap the total annual ordinary fund operating expenses for Class A shares at 1.35%, Class C shares at 2.07%, Class E shares at 1.30%, Class I shares at 1.05%, Class R shares at 1.80%, Class N shares at 1.05% and Class Y shares at 1.35%. Prior to that date, the expense limitation may not be terminated by IICO, IDI, WISC or the Board of Trustees (Board)

Pricing: All prices and year-to-date returns are based on closing quotes unless noted, as supplied to the NASDAQ by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time. YTD Prices can be updated 3 to 4 hours after the Daily Pricing information which can result in mismatching data.

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Unsubsidized yields reflect what the yield would have been without the effect of reimbursements and waivers. The adviser and its affiliates have or may voluntarily waive a portion of their fees (including, but not limited to, distribution and service (12b-1) fees) and reimburse certain expenses. There is no guarantee that the fund will avoid a negative yield. Such undertaking may be amended or withdrawn at any time.

30-Day SEC Yield: is calculated based on a formula mandated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that calculates a fund's hypothetical annualized income, as a percentage of its assets. A security's income, for the purposes of this calculation, is based on the current market yield to maturity (in the case of bonds) or projected dividend yield (for stocks) of the fund's holdings over a trailing 30 day period. This hypothetical income will differ (at times, significantly) from the fund's actual experience; as a result, income distributions from the fund may be higher or lower than implied by the SEC yield.

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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