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Ivy European Opportunities Fund

  • $30.97 NAV as of 10/17/2018
  • ($-0.44) / -1.40% Daily NAV Change
  • -5.87% YTD (NAV)



Ivy European Opportunities Fund invests, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its net assets in the equity securities of European companies. While the Fund tends to favor securities issued by large capitalization European companies, it may invest in securities issued by European companies of any size that provide investment opportunities. The Fund's manager combines a top-down, macro approach with a bottom-up stock selection process, using a combination of industry dynamics, country analysis, and individual stock selection in comprising the portfolio.

Morningstar Style Box

Source: Morningstar

Portfolio Management

Robert Nightingale

  • Ivy Investment Management Company
  • 5 Years with Fund
  • 23 Years in Industry
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Robert Nightingale has been portfolio manager of Ivy European Opportunities Fund since 2013. He is co-portfolio manager of Ivy Global Equity Income Fund and Ivy VIP Global Equity Income since 2018; he has been a portfolio manager of Ivy Global Equity Income Fund since 2012. He is co-portfolio manager of the Global Equity Income Strategy allocation sleeve of Ivy Apollo Multi-Asset Income Fund; he has been a portfolio manager on the fund since 2015. Mr. Nightingale joined the organization in 1996 as an equity investment analyst. He was appointed assistant vice president in 2000. He was named assistant portfolio manager to the International team in 2006. He was appointed vice president in 2009 and senior vice president in 2015. Mr. Nightingale graduated with a BS in Economics in 1987, and earned an MS in Urban and Regional Planning in 1989, from the University of Wisconsin. He earned an MS in Finance from the University of Wisconsin in 1997. While working on his MS in Finance, he interned with Madison Investment Advisors where he covered growth stocks. Prior to enrolling in the MS Finance program, Mr. Nightingale worked for the Wisconsin Department of Development for three years as an economist and planning analyst, where he was a staff analyst for the Governor’s Science & Technology Council. Mr. Nightingale is a member of the CFA Institute.

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.



Quarterly Fund Commentary

Daily Prices as of 10/17/2018

Net Asset Value (NAV) $30.97
Daily NAV Change ($) ($-0.44) -1.40%
Weekly NAV Change ($) $0.00 0.00%
Public Offering Price (POP) $30.97

Fund Facts

Ticker Symbol IEOYX
CUSIP 465897130
Fund Code 724
Fund Type Global/International
Fund Inception 5/4/1999
Class Inception 7/24/2003
Fiscal Year End March
Dividends Paid December
Fund Assets (as of 9/30/2018) $153.0 mil
Total Equity Holdings (as of 9/30/2018) 45
Total Holdings (as of 9/30/2018) 46
Portfolio Turnover Rate (as of 3/31/2018) 84%
Morningstar Category Europe Stock
Lipper Category European Region Funds
Benchmark MSCI Europe NR USD


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 9/30/2018
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
MSCI Europe NR USD -2.46% -0.30% 7.71% 3.70% 4.85%
Morningstar Europe Stock -2.31% -0.75% 7.74% 4.24% 5.45%
Fund at NAV -0.21% 0.74% 6.92% 5.13% 4.99% 8.04%

Quarterly Rates of Return

Average Annual Total Returns as of 9/30/2018
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
MSCI Europe NR USD -2.46% -0.30% 7.71% 3.70% 4.85%
Morningstar Europe Stock -2.31% -0.75% 7.74% 4.24% 5.45%
Fund at NAV -0.21% 0.74% 6.92% 5.13% 4.99% 8.04%

Calendar Year Return

Indexes 2013
Class Y 21.54 -2.08 3.37 -5.60 24.42
MSCI Europe NR USD 25.51 -0.40 -2.84 -6.18 25.23

Morningstar Ratings as of 9/30/2018 Morningstar Logo

Category: Europe Stock
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns
Overall out of 109
3 Year out of 109
5 Year out of 74
10 Year out of 53

Morningstar Ranking as of 9/30/2018 Morningstar Logo

Category: Europe Stock
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 40/129 36
3 Year 51/109 59
5 Year 14/74 23
10 Year 29/53 53

Expense Ratios as of 7/31/2018

Net 1.44%
Gross 1.44%

5-Year Standard Deviation as of 9/30/2018

MSCI Europe NR USD 12.19

5-Year MPT* Statistics as of 9/30/2018

*Modern Portfolio Theory
Alpha 1.76
Beta 0.88
R-Squared 89.16
Sharpe Ratio 0.41
Capture Ratio Upside: 90.78%
Downside: 80.13%


Historical Prices Inception 7/24/2003

10/1/2018 $33.05 NO NO
10/2/2018 $32.77 NO NO
10/3/2018 $32.86 NO NO
10/4/2018 $32.43 NO NO
10/5/2018 $32.11 NO NO
10/8/2018 $31.70 NO NO
10/9/2018 $31.82 NO NO
10/10/2018 $30.97 NO NO
10/11/2018 $30.55 NO NO
10/12/2018 $30.76 NO NO
10/15/2018 $30.70 NO NO
10/16/2018 $31.41 NO NO
10/17/2018 $30.97 NO NO

Historical Distributions Inception 7/24/2003

12/14/2017 $0.407 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $32.26 12/14/2017
12/8/2016 $0.392 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $26.95 12/8/2016
12/10/2015 $0.131 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $28.36 12/10/2015
12/11/2014 $0.583 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $27.83 12/11/2014
12/12/2013 $0.1627 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $28.14 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.

12-Month Trailing Dist. Yield as of 9/30/2018

NAV 1.24%
With Sales Charge 1.24%


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

Tullow Oil plc Tullow Oil plc is an oil and gas exploration and production company with assets in Africa, Europe, South America and Asia. 5.28%
Royal Dutch Shell plc, Class A Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) is an independent oil and gas company. 4.76%
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. 3.87%
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A. UbiSoft Entertainment SA produces, edits, and distributes video games. The Company also produces educational software. UbiSoft's products are sold internationally on CD-Rom and through the Internet. The Company also licenses its games to Nintendo, Sega, and Sony. 3.73%
Nestle S.A., Registered Shares Nestle is the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company. 3.63%
Thales Thales S.A. provides various solutions for customers in the aerospace, space, defense, security, and transportation markets. 3.47%
Unilever N.V., Certicaaten Van Aandelen Unilever N.V. (NV) is a supplier of fast moving consumer goods with operations in more than 100 countries and sales in 180. The two parent companies, Unilever N.V. (NV) and PLC, together with their group companies, operate as the Unilever Group (Unilever). 3.46%
Airbus SE Airbus SE manufactures airplanes and military equipment. The Company produces military fighter aircraft, military and commercial helicopters, missiles, satellites, and telecommunications and defense systems, as well as offers military and commercial aircraft conversion and maintenance services. 3.33%
Roche Holdings AG, Genusscheine Roche Holdings AG is a Switzerland-based pharmaceuticals and diagnostics company. 2.96%
AstraZeneca plc AstraZeneca PLC (AstraZeneca) is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for six areas of healthcare. 2.95%

Total Portfolio Holdings

Updated quarterly, upon availability.

Market Capitalization
as a % of equity assets as of 9/30/2018

Large ( > $10 bil) 92.0%
Medium ($2 - $10 bil) 8.0%
Small ( < $2 bil) 0.0%
Median Market Cap (as of 9/30/2018) $52.1 bil

Top 10 Industry Allocation
as a % of Equity Holdings as of 9/30/2018

Pharmaceuticals 9.7%
Aerospace & Defense 9.3%
Integrated Oil & Gas 8.7%
Diversified Banks 8.2%
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production 5.3%
Packaged Foods & Meats 4.9%
Apparel, Accessories & Luxury Goods 4.7%
Home Entertainment Software 3.8%
Personal Products 3.5%
Life & Health Insurance 3.4%

Sector Allocation
as a % of equity assets as of 9/30/2018

Industrials 17.47%
Financials 14.82%
Consumer Staples 14.44%
Energy 14.05%
Health Care 13.29%
Information Technology 11.32%
Materials 5.87%
Consumer Discretionary 4.74%
Telecommunication Services 2.09%
Utilities 1.91%

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

Foreign Common Stock 98.95%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 1.05%

Equity Country Allocation
as a % of equity assets as of 9/30/2018

United Kingdom 30.9%
France 27.9%
Netherlands 10.8%
Switzerland 10.1%
Germany 7.5%
Ireland 4.2%
Norway 3.8%
Italy 1.9%
Denmark 1.7%
South Africa 1.3%

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. Because the Fund is generally invested in a small number of stocks, the performance of any one security held by the Fund will have a greater impact that if the Fund were invested in a larger number of securities. 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 Europe is an unmanaged index comprised of securities that represent the securities markets in Europe. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

The MSCI information may only be used for your internal use, may not be reproduced or repurposed in any form and may not be used as a basis for or a component of any financial instruments or products or indices. None of the MSCI information is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such. Historical data and analysis should not be taken as an indication or guarantee of any future performance analysis, forecast or prediction. The MSCI information is provided on an “as is” basis and the user of this information assumes the entire risk of any use made of this information. MSCI, each of its affiliates and each other person involved in or related to compiling, computing or creating any MSCI information (collectively, the “MSCI Parties”) expressly disclaims all warranties (including, without limitation, any warranties of originality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, non-infringement, salability and fitness for a particular purpose) with respect to this information. Without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall any MSCI Party have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive, consequential (including, without limitation, lost profits) or any other damages. ( Source: MSCI.

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, 2019, 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 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 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.

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.

Alpha, Beta, R-Squared, Standard Deviation, Sharpe Ratio and Capture Ratio are 5 year statistics. Alpha is a measure of a fund's actual returns and expected performance, given its level of risk (as measured by beta). Beta reflects the sensitivity of the fund's return to fluctuations in the market index. R-squared indicates how much of a fund's fluctuations were attributable to movements in the fund's benchmark. Standard deviation is a measure of how volatile a fund's returns are. Sharpe ratio is a measure of a fund's risk-adjusted performance. Capture ratio reflects the annualized product of fund vs. index returns for all months in which the index had a positive return (upside capture) or negative return (downside capture).

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