Delaware Enhanced Global Dividend and Income Fund (DEX) (the “Fund”), a New York Stock Exchange–listed closed-end fund trading under the symbol “DEX,” announced today that Nikhil G. Lalvani has been appointed as a co-manager for the Fund. Mr. Lalvani joins Damon J. Andres, Wayne A. Anglace, Adam H. Brown, Liu-Er Chen, Craig C. Dembek, Roger A. Early, Edward (Ned) A. Gray, Paul A. Matlack, John P. McCarthy, D. Tysen Nutt Jr., and Babak (Bob) Zenouzi in making day-to-day investment decisions for the Fund.
Nikhil G. Lalvani, CFA, Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, Team Leader — Large-Cap Value Equity, is a senior portfolio manager for the firm’s Large-Cap Value team and assumed the role of team leader in October 2018. At Macquarie Investment Management (MIM) Lalvani has worked as both a fundamental and quantitative analyst. Prior to joining the firm in 1997 as an account analyst, he was a research associate with Bloomberg. Lalvani holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Philadelphia.
The Fund's primary investment objective is to seek current income, with a secondary objective of capital appreciation. The Fund invests globally in dividend-paying or income-generating securities across multiple asset classes, including but not limited to: equity securities of large, well-established companies; securities issued by real estate companies (including real estate investment trusts and real estate industry operating companies); debt securities (such as government bonds; investment grade and high risk, high yield corporate bonds; and convertible bonds); and emerging market securities. The Fund also uses enhanced income strategies by engaging in dividend capture trading; option overwriting; and realization of gains on the sale of securities, dividend growth, and currency forwards. There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objectives.
Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest: (1) at most 60% of its net assets in securities of U.S. issuers; and (2) at least 40% of its net assets in securities of non-U.S. issuers, unless market conditions are not deemed favorable by the Manager, in which case, the Fund would invest at least 30% of its net assets in securities of non-U.S. issuers; and (3) the Fund may invest up to 25% of its net assets in securities issued by real estate companies (including real estate investment trusts and real estate industry operating companies). In addition, the Fund utilizes leveraging techniques in an attempt to obtain higher return for the Fund.
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Macquarie Investment Management, a member of Macquarie Group, includes the former Delaware Investments and is a global asset manager with offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. As active managers, we prioritize autonomy and accountability at the team level in pursuit of opportunities that matter for clients. Macquarie Investment Management is supported by the resources of Macquarie Group (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY), a global provider of asset management, investment, banking, financial and advisory services.
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