Optimum Large Cap Value Fund

Overview

Key features

The objective of Optimum Large Cap Value Fund is to seek long-term growth of capital, and it may also seek income.

Massachusetts Financial Services Company (MFS) aims to provide exposures to companies it believes are undervalued compared to their perceived worth. These companies tend to have stock prices that are low relative to their earnings, dividends, assets, or other financial measures.

Rothschild & Co employs an integrated approach which balances quantitative analysis, fundamental research, and risk management guidelines to identify stocks of companies it believes possess attractive relative valuation and an ability to exceed market expectations.

Benchmark and peer group

Russell 1000® Value Index

The Russell 1000 Value Index measures the performance of the large-cap value segment of the US equity universe. It includes those Russell 1000 companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values.

Lipper Large-Cap Value Funds Average

The Lipper Large-Cap Value Funds Average represents the average return of large-cap value mutual funds tracked by Lipper.

Performance

The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

Total returns may reflect waivers and/or expense reimbursements by the manager and/or distributor for some or all of the periods shown. Performance would have been lower without such waivers and reimbursements.

Returns for less than one year are not annualized.

Performance at NAV assumes that no front-end sales charge applied. Performance at max offer price assumes that a front-end sales charge applied.

Class A shares have a maximum up-front sales charge of 5.75% and are subject to an annual distribution fee.

Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs, or expenses. Indices are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index.

Returns for less than one year are not annualized.

Performance at NAV assumes that no contingent deferred sales charge applied or the investment was not redeemed. Performance at max offer price assumes that a contingent deferred sales charge applied to the extent applicable.

Class C shares redeemed within one year of purchase are subject to a 1.00% contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC). Class C shares are eligible to automatically convert to Class A shares with a lower 12b-1 fee approximately eight years after you buy Class C shares.

Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs, or expenses. Indices are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index.

Returns for less than one year are not annualized.

Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs, or expenses. Indices are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index.

Standard deviation measures historical volatility of returns.
Net expense ratio reflects a contractual waiver from certain fees and/or expense reimbursements from July 29, 2022 through July 29, 2023. Please see the fee table in the Fund's prospectus for more information.

 

Lipper fund data for all time periods shown are as of the date shown. Although a Fund may outperform peers when compared to Lipper peer groups, the returns for that period may still be negative. Rankings shown are provided by Lipper, Inc., a leading independent analysis service. Rankings and performance for other time periods are available from Lipper.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

The Fund offers other share classes, and their performance and rankings may be lower than those of the class shown.

Lipper rankings reflect a fund's historical total return performance, excluding sales charges as applicable, relative to peers as of the above date. The ratings are subject to change every month and are based on equal-rated average of percentile ranks for the total return metrics over 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods, if applicable. Lipper rankings are not intended to predict future results, and Lipper does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

Expense waivers may have been in effect for some or all of the periods shown. Performance would have been lower if waivers did not apply or if sales charges were included. Lipper rankings may have been lower if waivers did not apply or if sales charges were included.

Management

Investment manager

Delaware Management Company

Sub-advisors

Massachusetts Financial Services Company (MFS)

Katherine Cannan - Investment Officer

Start date on the Fund: December 2019

Katherine Cannan shares primary responsibility for the day-to-day portfolio management of MFS’s share of the Fund’s assets. Cannan has been employed in the investment area of MFS since 2013, and has held responsibilities for this Fund since December 2019.

Nevin P. Chitkara  - Investment Officer

Start date on the Fund: May 2006

Nevin P. Chitkara shares primary responsibility for the day-to-day portfolio management of MFS’s share of the Fund’s assets. Chitkara has been employed in the investment area of MFS since 1997, and has held responsibilities for this Fund since May 2006.

Rothschild & Co

Jeff Agne - Managing Director

Start date on the Fund: April 2020

Jeff Agne shares primary responsibility for the day-to-day portfolio management of Rothschild & Co's share of the Fund’s assets, and is assisted by other members of Rothschild & Co's large-cap investment team. Mr. Agne is a Managing Director at Rothschild & Co and has been employed there since 2015.

Paul Roukis, CFA - Managing Director

Start date on the Fund: October 2016

Paul Roukis shares primary responsibility for the day-to-day portfolio management of Rothschild & Co's share of the Fund’s assets, and is assisted by other members of Rothschild & Co's large-cap investment team.. Mr. Roukis is a Managing Director at Rothschild & Co and has been employed there since 2005.

Fees and expenses

You may qualify for sales-charge discounts if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $75,000 in Optimum Funds. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial intermediary, in the Fund's Prospectus under the section entitled "About your account," and in the Fund's statement of additional information (SAI) under the section entitled "Purchasing Shares."

The table below describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell shares of the Fund. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in the table below.

The table below describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell shares of the Fund. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in the tables and examples below.

The table below describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell shares of the Fund. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in the tables and examples below.

1The Fund’s investment manager, Delaware Management Company (Manager), has contractually agreed to waive all or a portion of its investment advisory fees and/or pay/reimburse expenses (excluding any 12b-1 fees, acquired fund fees and expenses, taxes, interest, short sale dividend and interest expenses, brokerage fees, certain insurance costs, and nonroutine expenses or costs, including, but not limited to, those relating to reorganizations, litigation, conducting shareholder meetings, and liquidations) in order to prevent total annual fund operating expenses from exceeding 0.92% of the Fund’s average daily net assets from July 29, 2022 through July 29, 2023. These waivers and reimbursements may only be terminated by agreement of the Manager and the Fund.

1Class C shares redeemed within one year of purchase are subject to a 1.00% contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC).

2The Fund’s investment manager, Delaware Management Company (Manager), has contractually agreed to waive all or a portion of its investment advisory fees and/or pay/reimburse expenses (excluding any 12b-1 fees, acquired fund fees and expenses, taxes, interest, short sale dividend and interest expenses, brokerage fees, certain insurance costs, and nonroutine expenses or costs, including, but not limited to, those relating to reorganizations, litigation, conducting shareholder meetings, and liquidations) in order to prevent total annual fund operating expenses from exceeding 0.92% of the Fund’s average daily net assets from July 29, 2022 through July 29, 2023. These waivers and reimbursements may only be terminated by agreement of the Manager and the Fund.

Institutional Class shares are available only to certain investors. See the prospectus for more information.

1The Fund’s investment manager, Delaware Management Company (Manager), has contractually agreed to waive all or a portion of its investment advisory fees and/or pay/reimburse expenses (excluding any 12b-1 fees, acquired fund fees and expenses, taxes, interest, short sale dividend and interest expenses, brokerage fees, certain insurance costs, and nonroutine expenses or costs, including, but not limited to, those relating to reorganizations, litigation, conducting shareholder meetings, and liquidations) in order to prevent total annual fund operating expenses from exceeding 0.92% of the Fund’s average daily net assets from July 29, 2022 through July 29, 2023. These waivers and reimbursements may only be terminated by agreement of the Manager and the Fund.

Allocations

The chart below lists the percentage of the Fund's total assets under management that each sub-advisor manages on behalf of the Fund. The percentages include securities, cash, and any other assets managed by each sub-advisor in its sleeve of the Fund. These percentage allocations should be updated some time after 30 days following a given month end.

 

Total may not equal 100% due to rounding.
 
 
Carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risk factors, charges, and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Fund’s prospectus, which may be obtained by visiting optimummutualfunds.com/literature or calling 800 914-0278. Investors should read the prospectus and, if available, the summary prospectus carefully before investing.
Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.
The disruptions caused by natural disasters, pandemics, or similar events could prevent the Fund from executing advantageous investment decisions in a timely manner and could negatively impact the Fund’s ability to achieve its investment objective and the value of the Fund’s investments.
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Not FDIC Insured | No Bank Guarantee | May Lose Value
 
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