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Ivy Pictet Emerging Markets Local Currency Debt Fund

  • $8.33 NAV as of 10/17/2018
  • ($0.01) / 0.12% Daily NAV Change
  • -10.72% YTD (NAV)

Summary

Pursuing opportunities in emerging market debt

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Emerging market local currency issuers are about one-quarter of the world’s emerging economies.
Total return objective
Seeks to provide total return through a combination of current income and capital appreciation.
Experienced management
Subadvised by Pictet Asset Management, the investment management arm of Pictet & Cie, which launched its first emerging markets strategy in 1998.

Morningstar Style Box

LTD
Low
Source: Morningstar

Portfolio Management

Mary-Therese Barton

  • Pictet Asset Management (Sub-adviser)
  • 4 Years with Fund
  • 17 Years in Industry
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Mary-Therese Barton joined Pictet Asset Management in 2004. She is a Senior Investment Manager responsible for global emerging market debt portfolios. Before taking up her current position in 2005, she was an emerging debt analyst. Prior to joining Pictet, Ms. Barton worked at Dun & Bradstreet, where she was an economist responsible for analysing European countries. Ms. Barton graduated with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Balliol College, Oxford. She also holds an MSc with distinction in Development Finance from the Centre for Financial Management Studies, SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), part of the University of London. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

Wee-Ming Ting

  • Pictet Asset Management (Sub-adviser)
  • 4 Years with Fund
  • 24 Years in Industry
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Wee-Ming Ting joined Pictet Asset Management in 2007 as Head of the Asian Fixed Income in Singapore. Before joining Pictet, Wee-Ming was a senior portfolio manager for the Investment Company of the People's Republic of China, where he managed a range of fixed income and FX portfolios in both emerging and developed markets. While there, he was seconded to SAFE (Beijing) for two years to manage China's foreign reserves. Wee-Ming started his career as a Forex Trader with UBS Singapore. Wee-Ming graduated with an honours degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and holds a Master's with distinctions in Public Policy & Management from the University of York (UK). He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM).

Philippe Petit

  • Pictet Asset Management (Sub-adviser)
  • 4 Years with Fund
  • 24 Years in Industry
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Philippe Petit joined Pictet in 2003. Since 2007 he has been a Senior Investment Manager responsible for global emerging market debt and Asian debt portfolios based in Singapore. Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, he was a senior emerging market trader with a focus on emerging market bonds and currencies. Before joining Pictet, Mr. Petit worked for six years at UFJ International plc in London with responsibility for market-making and proprietary trading in the fixed income department, where he mentored junior traders. For the previous three years he was a risk taker in a range of fixed income products for Crédit Lyonnais in Paris and London. Mr. Petit holds a degree in Business Studies from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Marseille in France.

Guido Chamorro

  • Pictet Asset Management (Sub-adviser)
  • 4 Years with Fund
  • 21 Years in Industry
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Guido Chamorro joined Pictet Asset Management's Fixed Income Credit Research team as a credit analyst in 2005, and was appointed as Investment Manager for Emerging Debt, specialising in EM corporates, in 2007. He is currently a Senior Investment Manager responsible for global emerging market debt portfolios. Before joining Pictet, Mr. Chamorro worked for Fitch Inc. in Chicago as a director of their Latin American Corporate Finance Group and Duff & Phelps Credit Rating as an analyst thereby gaining seven years of experience in corporate credit research. Mr. Chamorro graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business.

Carrie Liaw

  • Pictet Asset Management (Sub-adviser)
  • 3 Years with Fund
  • 18 Years in Industry
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Carrie Liaw joined Pictet Asset Management in 2015 as an Investment Manager responsible for global emerging market debt and Asian debt portfolios based in Singapore. Before joining Pictet, Ms. Liaw was with the Monetary Authority of Singapore for 15 years and worked in different investment divisions within the Reserve Management Department, including heading up the European Rates and FX divisions. Ms. Liaw holds a Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Financial Analysis from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder. CARRIE LIAW, CFA Investment Manager, Emerging Market Debt Team - Pictet Asset Management (sub-adviser).

Alper Gocer

  • Pictet Asset Management (Sub-adviser)
  • <1 Year with Fund
  • 19 Years in Industry
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Alper Gocer joined Pictet Asset Management in 2016 as a Senior Investment Manager in the Total Return Emerging Markets team. Before joining Pictet, Mr. Gocer was a portfolio manager at London Diversified Fund Management within the Global Macro Fund. Prior to LDFM, he was a portfolio manager at North Asset Management focused on global macro trading mainly in emerging markets. He began his career as a quantitative analyst at Citigroup. Mr. Gocer has a Masters in Finance from the London Business School and a BSc. in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University.

Growth of a $10,000 Investment
through 9/30/2018

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.

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Perspectives

Quarterly Fund Commentary

Daily Prices as of 10/17/2018

Net Asset Value (NAV) $8.33
Daily NAV Change ($) ($0.01) 0.12%
Weekly NAV Change ($) $0.15 1.83%
Public Offering Price (POP) $8.33

Fund Facts

Ticker Symbol IECIX
CUSIP 465899185
Fund Code 451
Fund Type Fixed Income Funds
Fund Inception 4/30/2014
Class Inception 4/30/2014
Fiscal Year End September
Dividends Paid March, June, September, December
Fund Assets (as of 9/30/2018) $142.1 mil
Total Equity Holdings (as of 9/30/2018) 7
Total Holdings (as of 9/30/2018) 127
Portfolio Turnover Rate (as of 3/31/2018) 43%
Morningstar Category Emerging-Markets Local-Currency Bond
Lipper Category Emerging Markets Local Currency Debt Fds
Benchmark JPM GBI EM Global Diversified 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 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 9/30/2018
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
 
Fund at NAV -11.25% -10.56% 1.67% -3.11%
Morningstar Emerging-Markets Local-Currency Bond -8.48% -7.66% 3.45% -1.44% 1.87%
JPM GBI EM Global Diversified TR USD -8.15% -7.40% 5.17% -1.68% 2.70%

Quarterly Rates of Return

Average Annual Total Returns as of 9/30/2018
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
 
Fund at NAV -11.25% -10.56% 1.67% -3.11%
Morningstar Emerging-Markets Local-Currency Bond -8.48% -7.66% 3.45% -1.44% 1.87%
JPM GBI EM Global Diversified TR USD -8.15% -7.40% 5.17% -1.68% 2.70%

Calendar Year Return

Indexes 2013
JPM GBI EM Global Diversified TR USD 15.21 9.94 -14.92 -5.72 -8.98
Class I 9.83 8.16 -11.10

Morningstar Ratings as of 9/30/2018 Morningstar Logo

Category: Emerging-Markets Local-Currency Bond
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns
Overall out of 66
3 Year out of 66
5 Year out of —
10 Year out of —

Morningstar Ranking as of 9/30/2018 Morningstar Logo

Category: Emerging-Markets Local-Currency Bond
 
Morningstar Ranking / # of Funds in Category displays the fund's actual rank within its Morningstar Category based on average annual total return and number of Funds in that Category. The Morningstar Percentile Ranking compares a Fund's Morningstar risk and return scores with all the Funds in the same Category, where 1% = Best and 100% = Worst.
1 Year 59/74 80
3 Year 57/66 81
5 Year —/—
10 Year —/—

Expense Ratios as of 1/31/2018

Net 0.80%
Gross 1.33%

5-Year Standard Deviation as of

JPM GBI EM Global Diversified TR USD 11.10

Distributions

Historical Prices Inception 4/30/2014

10/1/2018 $8.29 NO NO
10/2/2018 $8.29 NO NO
10/3/2018 $8.26 NO NO
10/4/2018 $8.17 NO NO
10/5/2018 $8.19 NO NO
10/8/2018 $8.19 NO NO
10/9/2018 $8.22 NO NO
10/10/2018 $8.18 NO NO
10/11/2018 $8.22 NO NO
10/12/2018 $8.22 NO NO
10/15/2018 $8.27 NO NO
10/16/2018 $8.32 NO NO
10/17/2018 $8.33 NO NO

Historical Distributions Inception 4/30/2014

12/14/2017 $0.2802 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $9.19 12/14/2017
12/11/2014 $0.174 Long: $0.003 Short: $0.000 $9.19 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 9/30/2018

NAV 3.38%
With Sales Charge 3.38%

Annualized 30-Day SEC Yield as of 9/30/2018

Subsidized - NAV 5.40%
Unsubsidized - NAV 5.00%

Portfolio

Top 10 Holdings as a % of net assets 9/30/2018

Dominican Republic, 8.9%, 2/15/2023 5.06%
Republica Orient Uruguay, 9.9%, 6/20/2022 2.84%
Thailand Government Bond, 3.9%, 6/13/2019 2.84%
Russia Government Bond, 7.1%, 1/19/2028 2.79%
Thailand Government Bond, 5.4%, 12/3/2019 2.65%
Republic of Philippines, 6.3%, 1/14/2036 2.32%
Republica Orient Uruguay, 8.5%, 3/15/2028 2.30%
Indonesia Government Bond, 8.4%, 3/15/2034 2.23%
Chile Bonos Tesoreria, 4.5%, 3/1/2026 2.14%
Thailand Government Bond, 3.8%, 6/25/2032 1.76%

Total Portfolio Holdings

Updated quarterly, upon availability.

Maturity
as a % of fixed income assets as of 9/30/2018

<1 Year 18.9%
1-5 Years 35.3%
5-10 Years 23.9%
10-20 Years 17.7%
>20 Years 4.2%
Average Maturity 6.87 years
Effective Duration 4.66 years

Fixed Income Country Allocation
as a % of bond holdings as of 9/30/2018

Thailand 12.0%
South Africa 6.7%
Chile 6.3%
Columbia 6.2%
Romania 5.9%
Uruguay 5.9%
Dominican Republic 5.8%
Mexico 5.5%
Brazil 5.2%
Malaysia 5.1%
Russia 5.1%
Czech Republic 5.0%
Indonesia 4.6%
Peru 4.6%
Hungary 4.4%
Philippines 4.3%
Turkey 3.4%
Nigeria 2.7%
Poland 0.8%
Senegal 0.6%
Argentina 0.0%

Quality
as a % of fixed income assets as of 9/30/2018

Quality: Our preference is to always use ratings obtained from Standard & Poor's, Moody’s, and Fitch. It is each Portfolio’s general policy to classify such security at the lower rating level if only two ratings are available. If more than two ratings are available and a median exists, the median is used. If more than two ratings exist without a median, the lower of the two middle ratings is used. We do not evaluate these ratings, but simply assign them to the appropriate credit quality category as determined by the rating agency.
NonRated 4.50%
A 24.80%
BBB 51.80%
BB 18.30%
B 0.60%

Portfolio Composition
as a % of net assets as of 9/30/2018

Other Government Securities 85.15%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 14.85%

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 a fund’s shares will change, and you could lose money on your investment. An investment in a 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, especially securities with longer maturities. Investing in below investment grade securities may carry a greater risk of nonpayment of interest or principal than higher-rated bonds. The Fund may seek to manage exposure to various foreign currencies, which may involve additional risks. The value of securities, as measured in U.S. dollars, may be unfavorably affected by changes in foreign currency exchange rates or exchange control regulations. Investing in foreign securities involves a number of risks that may not be associated with the U.S. markets and that could affect the Fund’s performance unfavorably, such as greater price volatility; comparatively weak supervision and regulation of securities exchanges, fluctuation in foreign currency exchange rates and related conversion costs, adverse foreign tax consequences, or different and/or less stringent financial reporting standards. Sovereign debt instruments are also subject to the risk that a government or agency issuing the debt may be unable to pay interest and/or principal due to cash flow problems, insufficient foreign currency reserves or political concerns. Risks of credit-linked notes include those risks associated with the underlying reference obligation, including but not limited to market risk, interest rate risk, credit risk, default risk and foreign currency risk. The buyer of a credit-linked note assumes the risk of default by the issuer and the underlying reference asset or entity. If the underlying investment defaults, the payments and principal received by the Fund will be reduced or eliminated. Also, in the event the issuer defaults or there is a credit event that relates to the reference asset, the recovery rate generally is less than the Fund’s initial investment, and the Fund may lose money. The use of derivatives presents several risks including the risk that fluctuation in the values of the derivatives may not correlate perfectly with the overall securities markets or with the underlying asset from which the derivative’s value is derived. Moreover, some derivatives are more sensitive to interest rate changes and market fluctuations than others, and the risk of loss may be greater than if the derivative technique(s) had not been used. Derivatives also may be subject to counterparty risk, which includes the risk that a loss may be sustained by the Fund as a result of the insolvency or bankruptcy of, or other non-compliance by, another party to the transaction. 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 JP Morgan GBI-EM Global Diversified tracks the performance of emerging market debt. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

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.

Management Fees have been restated, effective May 18, 2017.

Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement: Through January 31, 2019, 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) for the Fund’s Class A shares and Class Y shares at 1.25%; Class C shares at 2.00%; Class E shares at 1.40%; Class I shares and Class N shares at 0.80%; and Class R shares at 1.50%. Prior to that date, the expense limitation may not be terminated without the consent of the Board of Trustees of Ivy Funds (Board). Certain common expenses applicable to all share classes also may be waived to cap total annual ordinary fund operating expenses, which may serve to reduce the expense ratio of certain share classes below its respective expense cap.

Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement: Through January 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 by IDI, WISC or the Board.

The Ivy Emerging Markets Local Currency Debt Fund was renamed Ivy Pictet Emerging Markets Local Currency Debt Fund on April 3, 2017.

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The Fund is subadvised by Pictet Asset Management Limited (Pictet UK). Pictet UK delegates to its affiliate, Pictet Asset Management (Singapore) PTE Ltd (Pictet Singapore, and collectively with Pictet UK, Pictet), portfolio management responsibilities for Fund assets allocated to Asian investments. References to Pictet Asset Management include both entities.

YTD Prices can be updated 3 to 4 hours after the Daily Pricing information which can result in mismatching data.