Waddell & Reed

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WRA Global Growth Fund
Class A Shares

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Fund Facts
Ticker Symbol UNCGX
CUSIP 930057799
Fund Code 625
Fund Type Global/International
Fund Inception 6/3/1970
Class Inception 6/3/1970
Fiscal Year End June
Dividends Paid June, December
Fund Assets (as of 2/28/2015) $632.2 mil
Total Equity Holdings (as of 2/28/2015) 55
Total Holdings (as of 2/28/2015) 59
Lipper Category International Large-Cap Growth
Morningstar Category Foreign Large Growth
Benchmarks MSCI World NR USD
Daily Prices
as of 3/27/2015
Net Asset Value (NAV) $12.48
NAV Change ($) $0.05
NAV Change (%) 0.40%
Weekly NAV Change ($) ($0.28)
Weekly NAV Change (%) -2.19%
Public Offering Price (POP) $13.24
Historical Prices & Distributions
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Fund Description


We utilize a research-based investment process that blends bottom-up stock selection, with a top-down global economic analysis. We seek strong companies in industries which we believe are growing faster than their underlying economies. We look at a number of factors in selecting securities, including a company's competitive position and its sustainability, a company's growth and earnings potential and valuation, a company's financials, including cash flow and balance sheet, management of the company and strength of the industry, and applicable economic, market and political conditions of the country in which the company is located and/or in which it is doing business.
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 Average Annual Total Returns
as of 2/28/2015
  YTD 1yr 3yr 5yr 10yr Life
Fund at NAV 6.47% 4.66% 10.78% 11.04% 7.73% 9.37%
Fund with 5.75% sales charge 0.32% -1.36% 8.63% 9.73% 7.09% 9.22%
MSCI World NR USD 3.94% 7.87% 13.26% 11.69% 6.35% N/A
Lipper International Large-Cap Growth 5.84% 1.74% 8.28% 7.87% 5.88% N/A
Quarterly Rates of Return Average Annual Total Returns
as of 12/31/2014
  YTD 1yr 3yr 5yr 10yr Life
Fund at NAV 0.73% 0.73% 12.47% 8.57% 7.12% 9.25%
Fund with 5.75% sales charge -5.05% -5.05% 10.29% 7.28% 6.48% 9.10%
MSCI EAFE Growth NR USD -4.43% -4.43% 11.03% 6.19% 4.91% N/A
Lipper International Large-Cap Growth -3.62% -3.62% 10.26% 5.61% 5.49% N/A
Expense Ratios
as of 10/31/2014
Net 1.45%
Gross 1.45%
Growth of a $10,000 Investment
through 2/28/2015
 Global Growth A

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 2/28/2015
Category: International Large-Cap Growth
  Rank Percentile
1 Year 16 / 126 13
3 Year 9 / 117 8
5 Year 6 / 102 6
10 Year 2 / 75 3

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

Morningstar Ratings
as of 2/28/2015
Category: Foreign Large Growth
Overall (out of 293 Foreign Large Growth)
3 Year (out of 293 Foreign Large Growth)
5 Year (out of 273 Foreign Large Growth)
10 Year (out of 168 Foreign Large Growth)

Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns.

Portfolio Composition
(as a % of net assets as of 2/28/2015)
Foreign Common Stock 53.26%
Domestic Common Stock 43.16%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 3.58%
Sector Allocation
(as a % of equity holdings as of 2/28/2015)
Consumer Discretionary 25.4%
Health Care 19.7%
Information Technology 17.4%
Industrials 11.5%
Financials 8.5%
Consumer Staples 7.3%
Telecommunication Services 5.4%
Energy 3.8%
Materials 1.1%
Country Allocation
(as a % of equity holdings as of 2/28/2015)
United States 44.8%
Japan 9.0%
United Kingdom 8.5%
France 7.8%
Germany 6.7%
China 4.5%
Netherlands 4.0%
Israel 2.6%
Australia 1.9%
Canada 1.8%
Italy 1.6%
India 1.5%
Taiwan 1.5%
Spain 1.4%
Macau 1.2%
Switzerland 1.2%
Top 10 Equity Holdings
(as a % of net assets as of 2/28/2015)
Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational corporation and conglomerate primarily involved in aerospace and ground transportation manufacturing. Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. 3.7%
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.Visa, Inc., Class A 3.1%
Biogen Idec Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets therapies for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, hemophilia, and autoimmune disorders in the United States and internationally.Biogen Idec, Inc. 3.0%
L Brands, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of women?'s intimate and other apparel, beauty and personal care products, and accessories. The company was formerly known as Limited Brands, Inc. and changed its name to L Brands, Inc. in March 2013. Limited Brands, Inc. 2.8%
Time Warner Cable Inc. is a cable operator in the United States with systems located in five geographic areas: New York State, the Carolinas, Ohio, Southern California and Texas, offering video, high-speed data and voice services over its broadband cable systems to residential, commercial customers.Time Warner Cable, Inc. 2.7%
Gilead Sciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapeutics for the treatment of life-threatening infectious diseases.Gilead Sciences, Inc. 2.7%
A leading manufacturer of semiconductor and FPD production equipment, including plasma and ion etchers, and deposition systems.Tokyo Electron Ltd. 2.6%
Amazon.com, Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally.Amazon.com, Inc. 2.6%
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (Teva) is a global pharmaceutical and drug company. It develops, produces and markets generic drugs in all treatment categories. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR 2.5%
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation is a provider of custom information technology (IT) consulting and technology services, and outsourcing services.Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp., Class A 2.5%
Total Portfolio Holdings
(updated quarterly, upon availability)

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Portfolio Management
Manager Name Company Name Years in Industry Years with Fund
Sarah C. Ross, CFA is a vice president of Ivy Investment Management Company and Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company. Ms. Ross joined the firm in October 2003 as a health care investment analyst. She was appointed assistant vice president in 2006. In 2009, she was appointed vice president and portfolio manager of the Ivy Tax-Managed Equity Fund and Waddell & Reed Advisors Tax-Managed Equity Fund. She was also an assistant portfolio manager on the firm’s large-cap growth team. In August 2014, Ms. Ross was appointed portfolio manager of the Ivy International Growth Fund, Ivy Funds VIP International Growth and Waddell & Reed Advisors International Growth Fund. She was previously affiliated with Banc of America Capital anagement from 2001 to 2003 as a senior health care analyst and vice president. From 1997 to 2001 she was a senior health care analyst and limited partner for Edward Jones. 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, 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 St. Louis Society of Financial Analysts. Sarah C. Ross, CFA Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company 19 <1

Risk Factors: As with any mutual fund, 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.

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. (www.msci.com) 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.

In November of 2014, the Waddell & Reed Advisors International Growth Fund expanded its investment strategy to include stocks of U.S. companies. Effective January 1, 2015, the Fund changed its name to the Waddell & Reed Advisors Global Growth Fund to reflect its global focus. Performance prior to November 2014 reflects the Fund’s former international strategy and may have differed if the Fund’s current strategy that includes investing globally had been in place.

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.

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