Waddell & Reed

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Ivy Science and Technology Fund
Class A Shares

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Fund Facts
Ticker Symbol WSTAX
CUSIP 466000718
Fund Code 608
Fund Type Specialty Funds
Fund Inception 7/31/1997
Class Inception 7/3/2000
Fiscal Year End March
Dividends Paid December
Fund Assets (as of 10/31/2015) $6.1 bil
Total Equity Holdings (as of 10/31/2015) 62
Total Holdings (as of 10/31/2015) 101
Portfolio Turnover Rate (as of 9/30/2015) 12%
Lipper Category Science & Technology Funds
Morningstar Category Technology
Benchmarks S&P North American Technology TR
Daily Prices
as of 12/1/2015
Net Asset Value (NAV) $53.93
NAV Change ($) $0.68
NAV Change (%) 1.28%
Weekly NAV Change ($) $1.10
Weekly NAV Change (%) 2.08%
Public Offering Price (POP) $57.22
Historical Prices & Distributions
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Fund Description

Focused on growth. Rooted in innovation.

Excellent track record
Strong historical results, managed by Zachary Shafran, with more than 20 years of experience.
Multiple, non-correlated sources of growth
Seeks opportunities within technology, health care, and applied science and technology.
Proven investment process
Built on a six-decade firm legacy of technology investing expertise.
Morningstar Style Box
Source: Morningstar
Returns and Expenses

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.

Performance at NAV does not include the effect of sales charges. Class A shares, including sales charges, reflects the maximum applicable front-end sales load.

Monthly Rates of Return
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Average Annual Total Returns
as of 11/30/2015
  YTD 1yr 3yr 5yr 10yr Life
Fund at NAV -0.06% -0.80% 17.53% 15.15% 11.24% 6.85%
Fund with 5.75% sales charge -5.80% -6.51% 15.23% 13.79% 10.58% 6.44%
Quarterly Rates of Return
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Average Annual Total Returns
as of 9/30/2015
  YTD 1yr 3yr 5yr 10yr Life
Fund at NAV -9.31% -7.75% 13.43% 13.73% 10.49% 6.25%
Fund with 5.75% sales charge -14.52% -13.06% 11.22% 12.39% 9.84% 5.83%
S&P North American Technology TR -0.56% 4.07% 14.73% 14.38% 9.18% -0.40%
Lipper Science & Technology Funds -3.98% 0.90% 13.29% 11.50% 7.58% N/A
Expense Ratios
as of 7/31/2015
Net 1.26%
Gross 1.26%
Growth of a $10,000 Investment
through 11/30/2015

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.

Ratings and Rankings
Lipper Rankings
as of 10/31/2015
Category: Science & Technology Funds
  Rank Percentile
1 Year 146 / 157 93
3 Year 82 / 146 56
5 Year 25 / 143 18
10 Year 11 / 114 10

Rankings are based on average annual total returns, but do not consider sales charges.

Morningstar Ratings
as of 10/31/2015
Category: Technology
Overall (out of 196 Technology)
3 Year (out of 196 Technology)
5 Year (out of 195 Technology)
10 Year (out of 153 Technology)

Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns.

Portfolio Composition
(as a % of net assets as of 10/31/2015)
Domestic Common Stock 75.90%
Foreign Common Stock 17.67%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 6.04%
Corporate Bonds 0.39%
Sector Allocation
(as a % of equity holdings as of 10/31/2015)
Information Technology 65.2%
Health Care 20.9%
Consumer Discretionary 4.6%
Industrials 3.8%
Telecommunication Services 2.4%
Financials 1.5%
Utilities 1.0%
Materials 0.6%
Consumer Staples 0.2%
Equity Country Allocation
(as a % of equity holdings as of 10/31/2015)
United States 81.1%
India 3.8%
Israel 3.7%
Netherlands 2.9%
China 2.5%
United Kingdom 2.1%
Spain 1.7%
Germany 0.9%
Bermuda 0.7%
Cyprus 0.6%
Top 10 Equity Holdings
(as a % of net assets as of 10/31/2015)
Alliance Data Systems Corporation,provides data-driven and transaction-based marketing and customer loyalty solutions primarily in the United States and Canada.Alliance Data Systems Corp. 5.74%
Euronet Worldwide, Inc. is an electronic payments provider of payment and transaction processing and distribution solutions to financial institutions, retailers, service providers, individual consumers.Euronet Worldwide, Inc. 4.95%
Micron Technology, Inc., engages in the manufacture and marketing of semiconductor devices worldwide.Micron Technology, Inc. 4.80%
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of small molecule drugs for the treatment of serious diseases worldwide.Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 4.67%
Microsoft Corporation is a multinational computer technology corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a wide range of software products for computing devices.Microsoft Corp. 4.45%
Cerner Corporation (Cerner) is a supplier of healthcare information technology (HIT) solutions, healthcare devices and related services. Cerner solutions optimize processes for healthcare organizations.Cerner Corp. 3.81%
WNS (Holdings) Limited provides business process management services comprising data, voice, analytical, and business transformation services worldwideWNS (Holdings) Ltd. ADR 3.55%
Aspen Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops and supplies integrated software and services that enable the process industries to design, operate, manage, and optimize their business processes.Aspen Technology, Inc. 3.53%
ACI Worldwide, Inc. engages in the development, marketing, installation, and support of software products and services to facilitate electronic payments worldwide.ACI Worldwide, Inc. 3.24%
Manufacturer of power-related applications including circuits and microchips for defense, aerospace, security and medical industriesMicrosemi Corp. 3.11%
Total Portfolio Holdings
(updated quarterly, upon availability)

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Top 10 Industry Allocation
(as a % of net assets holdings as of 10/31/2015)
Semiconductors 17.2%
Data Processing & Outsourced Services 17.0%
Application Software 10.1%
Internet Software & Services 9.9%
Biotechnology 9.3%
Systems Software 4.8%
Health Care Technology 4.1%
IT Consulting & Other Services 3.0%
Consumer Electronics 2.6%
Pharmaceuticals 2.6%

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. 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.

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.

Stylebox: The Morningstar Equity style box reveals a fund's investment strategy by displaying the fund's investment style and the market capitalization of the stocks owned.

The S&P North American Technology Sector Index is an unmanaged index comprised of U.S. securities classified under the GICS® technology sector and internet retail sub-industry. 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.

High recent returns are attributable, in part, to unusually favorable market conditions and may not be repeated or consistently achieved in the future.

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.

Morningstar Ratings: For each fund with at least a 3-year history, Morningstar calculates a risk-adjusted return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of all sales charges), placing emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund and rated separately.) A fund's overall rating is derived from a weighted average of the 3-, 5- and 10-year (if applicable) rating metrics. Morningstar Rating is for the share classes specified; other classes may have different performance characteristics.

Information is subject to change and is not intended to represent any past or future investment recommendations.

Please remember that an investment in a mutual fund involves risk. Investment return and principal value of a mutual fund investment will fluctuate, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

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