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Ivy Global Growth Fund

  • $45.96 NAV as of 6/21/2019
  • ($-0.06) / -0.13% Daily NAV Change
  • 17.88% YTD (NAV)


Invest in the potential growth of global markets

Broad reach
Flexibility to invest in stocks trading in most countries across the globe in a variety of economic sectors and industries.
Fundamentally sound
Applies a strong fundamental stock selection process with an economic overlay; sector and country weightings are the result of bottom-up company selection.
Highly focused
Seeks leading companies with sustainable competitive advantages; invests when the manager believes fundamentals are under-appreciated, providing what she considers a long-term growth opportunity.

Morningstar Style Box

Source: Morningstar

Portfolio Management

Sarah C. Ross, CFA

  • Ivy Investment Management Company
  • 4 Years with Fund
  • 24 Years in Industry
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Sarah Ross is portfolio manager of Ivy Global Growth Fund and Ivy VIP Global Growth. She was named portfolio manager of the Global Growth funds in 2014. Ms. Ross joined the organization in 2003 as an equity investment analyst. She was appointed assistant vice president in 2006. She was assistant portfolio manager to the Large Cap Growth team from 2006 to 2014. She was portfolio manager of the firm’s Tax- Managed Equity funds from 2009 to 2014. She was appointed vice president in 2009 and senior vice president in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ross was a senior health care analyst and vice president for Banc of America Capital Management from 2001 to 2003. Her responsibilities included equity analysis of pharmaceutical, medical device and health care service companies. From 1995 to 2001 Ms. Ross was with Edward Jones, during which time she was a senior health care analyst and limited partner. Ms. Ross earned both a BS in Business Administration and a BA in French in 1995 from John M. Olin School of Business, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. She also studied at Ecole Europeene Des Affaires A Paris, Paris, France. The French curriculum included global finance, French society, international marketing and corporate law. Ms. Ross is a CFA charterholder. She is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of St. Louis.

Growth of a $10,000 Investment
through 5/31/2019

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 6/21/2019

Net Asset Value (NAV) $45.96
Daily NAV Change ($) ($-0.06) -0.13%
Weekly NAV Change ($) $1.34 3.00%
Public Offering Price (POP) $45.96

Fund Facts

Ticker Symbol IGIIX
CUSIP 465898724
Fund Code 481
Fund Type Global/International
Fund Inception 4/30/1986
Class Inception 4/2/2007
Fiscal Year End March
Dividends Paid December
Fund Assets (as of 5/31/2019) $906.8 mil
Total Equity Holdings (as of 5/31/2019) 62
Total Holdings (as of 5/31/2019) 73
Portfolio Turnover Rate (as of 3/31/2019) 54%
Morningstar Category World Large Stock
Lipper Category Global Large-Cap Growth Funds
Benchmark MSCI World 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 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 5/31/2019
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Morningstar World Large Stock 9.52% -1.77% 8.40% 4.93% 9.46%
MSCI World NR USD 9.75% -0.29% 9.00% 5.62% 9.96%
Fund at NAV 10.31% -2.41% 8.73% 4.92% 9.06% 4.46%

Quarterly Rates of Return

Average Annual Total Returns as of 3/31/2019
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Morningstar World Large Stock 12.27% 1.85% 9.96% 5.89% 11.79%
MSCI World NR USD 12.48% 4.01% 10.68% 6.78% 12.38%
Fund at NAV 13.11% 3.43% 10.10% 5.86% 11.42% 4.74%

Calendar Year Return

Indexes 2014
Class I -5.95 24.76 -3.05 3.44 1.01
MSCI World NR USD -8.71 22.40 7.51 -0.87 4.94

Morningstar Ratings as of 5/31/2019 Morningstar Logo

Category: World Large Stock
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns
Overall out of 718
3 Year out of 718
5 Year out of 589
10 Year out of 350

Morningstar Ranking as of 5/31/2019 Morningstar Logo

Category: World Large 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 477/860 57
3 Year 299/718 42
5 Year 292/589 48
10 Year 213/350 59

Expense Ratios as of 7/31/2018

Net 1.06%
Gross 1.11%

5-Year Standard Deviation as of 5/31/2019

MSCI World NR USD 11.40

5-Year MPT* Statistics as of 5/31/2019

*Modern Portfolio Theory
Alpha -0.74
Beta 1.04
R-Squared 88.48
Sharpe Ratio 0.33
Capture Ratio Upside: 100.48%
Downside: 105.93%


Historical Prices Inception 4/2/2007

6/3/2019 $42.89 NO NO
6/4/2019 $43.48 NO NO
6/5/2019 $43.73 NO NO
6/6/2019 $44.01 NO NO
6/7/2019 $44.62 NO NO
6/10/2019 $44.97 NO NO
6/11/2019 $45.07 NO NO
6/12/2019 $44.81 NO NO
6/13/2019 $44.86 NO NO
6/14/2019 $44.62 NO NO
6/17/2019 $44.73 NO NO
6/18/2019 $45.25 NO NO
6/19/2019 $45.45 NO NO
6/20/2019 $46.02 NO NO
6/21/2019 $45.96 NO NO

Historical Distributions Inception 4/2/2007

12/13/2018 $0.215 Long: $4.691 Short: $0.000 $41.07 12/13/2018
12/14/2017 $0.1628 Long: $2.743 Short: $0.598 $45.89 12/14/2017
12/10/2015 $0.0873 Long: $0.895 Short: $0.000 $41.14 12/10/2015
12/11/2014 $0.134 Long: $0.511 Short: $0.000 $40.96 12/11/2014
12/12/2013 $0.602 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $39.3 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 5/31/2019

NAV 0.45%
With Sales Charge 0.45%


Top 10 Equity Holdings as a % of net assets 5/31/2019

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. 5.03%, Inc., Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. 4.81%
CME Group, Inc. CME Group Inc., a U.S. company, is the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. It owns and operates large derivatives and futures exchanges in Chicago and New York, as well as online trading platforms.  3.83%
Microsoft Corp. Microsoft Corporation is a multinational computer technology corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a wide range of software products for computing devices. 3.56%
Visa, Inc., Class A Visa Inc. operates retail electronic payments network worldwide. It facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses, and government entities. 3.39%
Dollar General Corp. The largest small-box discount consumer retailer in the U.S. 3.37%
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. 2.62%
Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. of China Ltd., H Shares Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China Limited provides property, casualty and life insurance products to customers in Hong Kong. 2.56%
Johnson & Johnson Johnson & Johnson is a holding company. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the research and development, manufacture and sale of a range of products in the healthcare field. 2.42%
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp., Class A Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation is a provider of custom information technology (IT) consulting and technology services, and outsourcing services. 2.39%

Total Portfolio Holdings

Updated quarterly, upon availability.

Market Capitalization
as a % of equity assets as of 5/31/2019

Large ( > $10 bil) 94.8%
Medium ($2 - $10 bil) 4.3%
Small ( < $2 bil) 0.9%
Median Market Cap (as of 5/31/2019) $55.0 bil

Top 10 Industry Allocation
as a % of Equity Holdings as of 5/31/2019

Life & Health Insurance 7.5%
Data Processing & Outsourced Services 7.5%
Aerospace & Defense 6.9%
Internet & Direct Marketing Retail 6.2%
Financial Exchanges & Data 4.0%
Life Sciences Tools & Services 3.8%
Systems Software 3.8%
General Merchandise Stores 3.6%
Automobile Manufacturers 3.3%
Integrated Oil & Gas 3.0%

Sector Allocation
as a % of equity assets as of 5/31/2019

Information Technology 19.63%
Financials 19.53%
Consumer Discretionary 16.64%
Industrials 15.04%
Health Care 10.29%
Consumer Staples 9.35%
Energy 4.89%
Communication Services 4.63%

Portfolio Composition
as a % of net assets as of 5/31/2019

Domestic Common Stock 48.87%
Foreign Common Stock 46.05%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 5.08%

Equity Country Allocation
as a % of equity assets as of 5/31/2019

United States 51.5%
France 11.4%
United Kingdom 8.0%
Netherlands 5.8%
China 5.0%
Canada 3.6%
Japan 3.5%
Hong Kong 3.2%
Italy 2.4%
Switzerland 2.2%
India 1.3%
Germany 1.2%
Taiwan 1.0%

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. Prices of growth stocks may be more sensitive to changes in current or expected earnings than the prices of other stocks. Growth stocks may be more volatile or not perform as well as value stocks or the stock market in general. 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 The Fund typically holds a limited number of stocks (generally 45 to 70). As a result, the appreciation or depreciation of any one security held by the Fund may have a greater impact on the Fund’s net asset value than it would if the Fund invested in a larger number of securities. 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 World is an unmanaged index comprised of securities that represent the securities markets around the world. 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, 2020, 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 B shares at 2.58%; and Class I shares at 1.06%. 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, 2020, 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.

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