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InvestEd Conservative Portfolio

  • $10.53 NAV as of 6/23/2017
  • ($0.00) / 0.00% Daily NAV Change
  • 3.64% YTD (NAV)

Summary

To seek capital preservation.

The portfolio is designed for investors who seek capital preservation from their investments, through a primary emphasis on income and a secondary emphasis on capital growth. The portfolio is also designed for investors who expect to incur expenses related to higher education within a year or two. The portfolio invests primarily in Waddell & Reed Advisors bond and income-producing mutual funds. It invests, to a lesser extent, in Waddell & Reed Advisors equity mutual funds. Each underlying fund, in turn, invests in a diversified portfolio of securities.

Morningstar Style Box

Growth
Large
LTD
Low
Source: Morningstar

Portfolio Management

Cynthia P. Prince-Fox

  • Ivy Investment Management Company
  • <1 Year with Fund
  • 34 Years in Industry
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Cynthia P. Prince-Fox is a senior vice president of Ivy Investment Management Company and Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company. Ms. Prince-Fox joined the firm in 1983 as an equity investment analyst. In 1991, she assumed the role of assistant portfolio manager. In 1993, she was appointed portfolio manager of Waddell & Reed Advisors Continental Income Fund. In July 2013, Ms. Prince-Fox was named portfolio manager of the Waddell & Reed Advisors Dividend Opportunities Fund. In August 2014, she was appointed portfolio manager of the Ivy Asset Strategy Fund, Ivy VIP Asset Strategy and Waddell & Reed Advisors Asset Strategy Fund, which was renamed with an investment mandate change in May 2017 to Waddell & Reed Advisors Wilshire Global Allocation Fund. She graduated in 1982 from St. Mary's University at San Antonio, Texas with a BBA degree in finance. She earned an MBA with an emphasis in finance from Rockhurst College in 1989.

Chace Brundige, CFA

  • Ivy Investment Management Company
  • <1 Year with Fund
  • 23 Years in Industry
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Chace Brundige, CFA is a senior vice president of Ivy Investment Management Company and Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company. Mr. Brundige began his investment career at UMB Financial Corp. in 1991. In 1996, he joined our firm as an equity investment analyst but left in 1999 to join TCW/WestBridge Ventures LLC in San Francisco as a vice president and limited partner. Mr. Brundige rejoined our firm 2003 as an assistant portfolio manager to the large-cap growth team. He managed the Waddell & Reed Advisors Tax-Managed Equity Fund from February 2006 through December 2008. Mr. Brundige assumed portfolio manager responsibility for the Waddell & Reed Advisors International Growth Fund, Ivy Funds VIP International Growth (formerly W&R Target Funds International Growth Portfolio), and the Ivy International Growth Fund in January 2009. In August 2014, Mr. Brundige was appointed portfolio manager of the Ivy Asset Strategy Fund, Ivy VIP Asset Strategy and Waddell & Reed Advisors Asset Strategy Fund, which was renamed with an investment mandate change in May 2017 to Waddell & Reed Advisors Wilshire Global Allocation Fund. . Mr. Brundige graduated from Kansas State University in 1991 with a BS in finance. He earned an MBA with an emphasis in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 1996.

Aaron D. Young

  • Ivy Investment Management Company
  • <1 Year with Fund
  • 11 Years in Industry
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Aaron D. Young is a vice president of Ivy Investment Management Company and Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company. Mr. Young joined the organization in 2005 as a fixed-income analyst. He joined the Asset Strategy team as an investment analyst in 2007. Mr. Young was named assistant portfolio manager of the Asset Strategy products in 2012 and continues in that role. He was appointed vice president in 2014. Mr. Young was named co-portfolio manager of InvestEd Portfolios, Ivy Funds VIP Pathfinder portfolios, Ivy Funds VIP Pathfinder Managed Volatility portfolios and Ivy Managed International Opportunities Fund in October 2016. Prior to joining the firm, he was a fixed-income analyst with NISA Investment Advisors, LLC. Mr. Young graduated with honors in 2000 with a BA in philosophy from the University of Missouri. He earned an MBA with an emphasis in finance and strategy from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in 2005.

Growth of a $10,000 Investment
through 5/31/2017

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.

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Daily Prices as of 6/23/2017

Net Asset Value (NAV) $10.53
Daily NAV Change ($) ($0.00) 0.00%
Weekly NAV Change ($) $0.01 0.10%
Public Offering Price (POP) $11.00

Fund Facts

Ticker Symbol WICAX
CUSIP 46132D204
Fund Code 803
Fund Type InvestEd
Fund Inception 10/1/2001
Class Inception 10/1/2001
Fiscal Year End December
Dividends Paid December
Fund Assets (as of 5/31/2017) $122.0 mil
Portfolio Turnover Rate (as of 12/31/2016) 64%
Lipper Category Mixed-Asset Target Alloc Consv Funds
Morningstar Category Tactical Allocation
Benchmark S&P 500 TR USD
Benchmark Bloomberg Barclays US Treasury Bill 1-3 Mon TR USD
Benchmark Bloomberg Barclays US Agg Bond TR USD

Performance

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, if it had, performance shown would be lower. Class A shares, including sales charges, reflects the maximum applicable front-end sales load.

Monthly Rates of Return

Average Annual Total Returns as of 5/31/2017
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
 
Fund with 4.25% sales charge -0.85% 1.06% 0.75% 4.23% 4.14% 4.02%
Bloomberg Barclays US Treasury Bill 1-3 Mon TR USD 0.22% 0.40% 0.17% 0.13% 0.54% 1.26%
Bloomberg Barclays US Agg Bond TR USD 2.38% 1.58% 2.53% 2.24% 4.46% 4.54%
Fund at NAV 3.54% 5.57% 2.22% 5.14% 4.59% 4.31%
Lipper Mixed-Asset Target Alloc Consv Funds 4.33% 7.14% 2.96% 5.22% 3.88% 4.87%
S&P 500 TR USD 8.66% 17.47% 10.14% 15.42% 6.94% 7.66%

Quarterly Rates of Return

Average Annual Total Returns as of 3/31/2017
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
 
Fund with 4.25% sales charge -1.98% 1.47% 0.89% 3.84% 4.22% 3.99%
Bloomberg Barclays US Treasury Bill 1-3 Mon TR USD 0.10% 0.30% 0.14% 0.11% 0.61% 1.26%
Bloomberg Barclays US Agg Bond TR USD 0.82% 0.44% 2.68% 2.34% 4.27% 4.49%
Fund at NAV 2.36% 5.98% 2.36% 4.74% 4.67% 4.28%
Lipper Mixed-Asset Target Alloc Consv Funds 2.60% 6.84% 3.03% 4.43% 3.93% 4.83%
S&P 500 TR USD 6.07% 17.17% 10.37% 13.30% 7.51% 7.58%

Calendar Year Return

  2012
Bloomberg Barclays US Treasury Bill 1-3 Mon TR USD 0.08 0.05 0.02 0.03 0.26
Bloomberg Barclays US Agg Bond TR USD 4.21 -2.02 5.97 0.55 2.65
Class A 12.56 3.66 -1.29 3.23
S&P 500 TR USD 16.00 32.39 13.69 1.38 11.96

Morningstar Ratings as of 5/31/2017 Morningstar Logo

Category: Tactical Allocation
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns
Overall out of 249
3 Year out of 249
5 Year out of 168
10 Year out of 66

Lipper Ranking through 5/31/2017 Lipper Logo

Category: Mixed-Asset Target Alloc Consv Funds
 
Rankings are based on average annual total returns, but do not consider sales charges.
1 Year 289/360 81
3 Year 247/314 79
5 Year 156/279 56
10 Year 59/207 29

Expense Ratios as of 4/28/2017

Net 0.92%
Gross 0.92%

5-Year Standard Deviation as of 5/31/2017

S&P 500 TR USD 9.64
Bloomberg Barclays US Treasury Bill 1-3 Mon TR USD N/A
Bloomberg Barclays US Agg Bond TR USD 2.86

5-Year MPT* Statistics as of 5/31/2017

*Modern Portfolio Theory
Alpha -2.06
Beta 0.48
R-Squared 88.70
Sharpe Ratio 1.02
Capture Ratio Upside: 43.64%
Downside: 61.78%

Distributions

Historical Prices Inception 10/1/2001

6/1/2017 $10.55 NO NO
6/2/2017 $10.57 NO NO
6/5/2017 $10.56 NO NO
6/6/2017 $10.57 NO NO
6/7/2017 $10.56 NO NO
6/8/2017 $10.57 NO NO
6/9/2017 $10.54 NO NO
6/12/2017 $10.53 NO NO
6/13/2017 $10.55 NO NO
6/14/2017 $10.55 NO NO
6/15/2017 $10.53 NO NO
6/16/2017 $10.52 NO NO
6/19/2017 $10.56 NO NO
6/20/2017 $10.53 NO NO
6/21/2017 $10.53 NO NO
6/22/2017 $10.53 NO NO
6/23/2017 $10.53 NO NO

Historical Distributions Inception 10/1/2001

12/13/2016 $0.1333 Long: $0.436 Short: $0.000 $10.21 12/13/2016
12/15/2015 $0.2061 Long: $0.710 Short: $0.003 $10.36 12/15/2015
12/16/2014 $0.294 Long: $0.621 Short: $0.145 $11.21 12/16/2014
12/17/2013 $0 Long: $0.160 Short: $0.006 $11.9 12/17/2013
12/18/2012 $0.2994 Long: $0.058 Short: $0.012 $10.91 12/18/2012

*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.

Portfolio

Total Portfolio Holdings

Updated quarterly, upon availability.

Top 10 Industry Allocation
as a % of Equity Holdings as of 5/31/2017

Internet Software & Services 6.9%
Semiconductors 5.6%
Diversified Banks 4.2%
Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals 3.9%
Managed Health Care 3.9%
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production 3.9%
Data Processing & Outsourced Services 3.9%
Railroads 3.6%
Investment Banking & Brokerage 3.6%
Semiconductor Equipment 3.5%

Fixed Income Country Allocation
as a % of bond holdings as of 5/31/2017

United States 77.2%
United Kingdom 2.8%
Netherlands 2.7%
Argentina 1.9%
Mexico 1.8%
Columbia 1.4%
Brazil 1.4%
Japan 1.3%
Chile 1.3%
Luxembourg 1.3%
Canada 1.3%
Singapore 0.9%
France 0.6%
Ireland 0.4%
India 0.4%
Russia 0.4%
Cayman Islands 0.4%
Spain 0.3%
United Arab Emirates 0.3%
Peru 0.3%
Norway 0.3%
Qatar 0.2%
China 0.2%
Austria 0.2%
South Africa 0.1%
Turkey 0.1%
Hong Kong 0.1%
Australia 0.1%
British Virgin Islands 0.1%
Saudi Arabia 0.1%
Indonesia 0.1%
Jamaica 0.1%
Sweden 0.0%
Denmark 0.0%
Macau 0.0%
Guernsey 0.0%
Barbados 0.0%

Underlying Fund Composition
as a % of net assets as of 5/31/2017

Ivy Limited-Term Bond 35.7 %
Waddell & Reed Advisors Core Investment 34.4 %
Waddell & Reed Advisors Global Bond 19.8 %
Waddell & Reed Advisors Value 4.9 %
Waddell & Reed Advisors Bond 4.0 %
Waddell & Reed Advisors High Income 1.0 %

Portfolio Allocation Ranges
(as of the most recent prospectus)

  Low High
Ivy Government Money Market 0.0 % 100.0 %
Ivy Limited-Term Bond 0.0 % 100.0 %
Waddell & Reed Advisors Bond 0.0 % 40.0 %
Waddell & Reed Advisors Global Bond 0.0 % 40.0 %
Waddell & Reed Advisors Core Investment 0.0 % 40.0 %
Waddell & Reed Advisors Dividend Opportunities 0.0 % 40.0 %
Waddell & Reed Advisors Government Securities 0.0 % 40.0 %
Waddell & Reed Advisors Value 0.0 % 30.0 %
Waddell & Reed Advisors High Income 0.0 % 20.0 %

Sector Allocation
as a % of equity assets as of 5/31/2017

Information Technology 30.67%
Financials 17.42%
Health Care 11.42%
Consumer Discretionary 10.24%
Consumer Staples 9.60%
Industrials 9.32%
Energy 8.14%
Utilities 1.67%
Materials 1.14%
Real Estate 0.38%
Telecommunication Services 0.00%

Quality
as a % of fixed income assets as of 5/31/2017

Quality: Ratings obtained from Standard & Poor's. For securities not rated by Standard & Poor's, ratings are obtained from Moody's. We do not evaluate these ratings, but simply assign them to the appropriate credit quality category as determined by the rating agency.
Government Bonds 23.20%
NonRated 2.90%
AAA 1.00%
AA 7.30%
A 18.00%
BBB 31.80%
BB 8.90%
B 6.20%
CCC 0.70%
Below CCC 0.00%

Portfolio Composition
as a % of net assets as of 5/31/2017

Corporate Bonds 40.47%
Domestic Common Stock 36.58%
Government Bonds 13.51%
Foreign Common Stock 2.88%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 2.18%
Other Government Securities 1.94%
Senior Loans 0.63%
General Obligation Bonds 0.62%
Asset-Backed Securities 0.50%
Revenue Bonds 0.36%
Mortgage-Backed Securities 0.24%
Preferred Stock 0.09%

Equity Country Allocation
as a % of equity assets as of 5/31/2017

United States 92.5%
China 1.7%
Ireland 1.6%
Netherlands 1.4%
United Kingdom 1.0%
Brazil 0.7%
Panama 0.5%
Israel 0.4%
Chile 0.2%

Total Portfolio Holdings

Updated quarterly, upon availability.

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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 Portfolio's shares will change, and you could lose money on your investment. The ability of the Portfolio to meet its investment objective depends both on the allocation of its assets among the underlying funds and the ability of those funds to meet their respective investment objectives. In general, the Portfolio is subject to the same risks as those of the underlying funds it holds. These and other risks are more fully described in the Portfolio's prospectus.

Index Description: S&P 500 - An unmanaged index of common stocks. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Index Description: The Barclays U.S. Treasury Bills: 1-3 Month Index - Includes all publicly issued zero-coupon U.S. Treasury Bills that have a remaining maturity of less than 3 months and more than 1 month, are rated investment grade, and have $250 million or more of outstanding face value. In addition, the securities are denominated in U.S. dollars and are fixed rate and non-convertible. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Index Description: The Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond TR USD Index - A market capitalization-weighted index, representing most U.S. traded investment grade bonds. 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.

The Fund's Board of Directors has established target ranges for the allocation of the portfolio's assets. The range of portfolio net assets invested in equity funds will be from 0% to 40%; correspondingly, the range of portfolio net assets invested in bond and income-producing funds will be from 100% to 60%. Subject to these asset allocation ranges, the Board of Directors has established these target ranges for investment of the portfolio's assets in specific underlying funds.

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.

Style Analysis: The Morningstar Style Box reveals a fund's investment style. For equity funds the vertical axis shows the market capitalization of the stocks owned and the horizontal axis shows investment style (value, blend, or growth). For fixed-income funds, the vertical axis shows the credit quality of the bonds owned and the horizontal axis shows interest rate sensitivity as measured by a bond's effective duration. Morningstar seeks credit rating information from fund companies on a periodic basis (e.g., quarterly). In compiling credit rating information, Morningstar instructs fund companies to only use ratings that have been assigned by the following Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations (NRSROs): Moody's, Standard & Poor's, Fitch, and Egan-Jones. If two NRSROs have rated a security, fund companies are to report the lowest rating; if three or more NRSROs have rated the same security differently, fund companies are to report the rating that is in the middle. For example, if NRSRO X rates a security AA-, NRSRO Y rates the same security an A and NRSRO Z rates it a BBB+, the fund company should use the credit rating of 'A' in its reporting to Morningstar. PLEASE NOTE: Morningstar, Inc. is not itself an NRSRO nor does it issue a credit rating on the fund. An NRSRO rating on a fixed-income security can change from time-to-time. For credit quality, Morningstar combines the credit rating information provided by the fund companies with an average default rate calculation to come up with a weighted-average credit quality. The weighted-average credit quality is currently a letter that roughly corresponds to the scale used by a leading NRSRO. Bond funds are assigned a style box placement of "low", "medium", or "high" based on their average credit quality. Funds with a low credit quality are those whose weighted-average credit quality is determined to be less than "BBB-"; medium are those less than "AA-", but greater or equal to "BBB-"; and high are those with a weighted-average credit quality of "AA-" or higher. When classifying a bond portfolio, Morningstar first maps the NRSRO credit ratings of the underlying holdings to their respective default rates (as determined by Morningstar's analysis of actual historical default rates). Morningstar then averages these default rates to determine the average default rate for the entire bond fund. Finally, Morningstar maps this average default rate to its corresponding credit rating along a convex curve. For interest-rate sensitivity, Morningstar obtains from fund companies the average effective duration. Generally, Morningstar classifies a fixed-income fund's interest-rate sensitivity based on the effective duration of the Morningstar Core Bond Index (MCBI), which is currently three years. The classification of Limited will be assigned to those funds whose average effective duration is between 25% to 75% of MCBI's average effective duration; funds whose average effective duration is between 75% to 125% of the MCBI will be classified as Moderate; and those that are at 125% or greater of the average effective duration of the MCBI will be classified as Extensive. For municipal bond funds, Morningstar also obtains from fund companies the average effective duration. In these cases static breakpoints are utilized. These breakpoints are as follows: (i) Limited: 4.5 years or less; (ii) Moderate: more than 4.5 years but less than 7 years; and (iii) Extensive: more than 7 years. In addition, for non-US taxable and non-US domiciled fixed income funds static duration breakpoints are used: (i) Limited: less than or equal to 3.5 years; (ii) Moderate: greater than 3.5 and less than equal to 6 years; (iii) Extensive: greater than 6 years.

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.

Alpha, Beta, R-Squared, Standard Deviation, Sharpe Ratio and Capture Ratio are 5 year statistics. Alpha is a measure of a fund's actual returns and expected performance, given its level of risk (as measured by beta). Beta reflects the sensitivity of the fund's return to fluctuations in the market index. R-squared indicates how much of a fund's fluctuations were attributable to movements in the fund's benchmark. Standard deviation is a measure of how volatile a fund's returns are. Sharpe ratio is a measure of a fund's risk-adjusted performance. Capture ratio reflects the annualized product of fund vs. index returns for all months in which the index had a positive return (upside capture) or negative return (downside capture).

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance, and does not include the effects of sales charges. The top 10% of products in each product 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. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

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Quality: Ratings obtained from Standard & Poor's. For securities not rated by Standard & Poor's, ratings are obtained from Moody's. We do not evaluate these ratings, but simply assign them to the appropriate credit quality category as determined by the rating agency.

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

Before investing, investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Ivy lnvestEdSM 529 Plan. This and other important information is contained in the Ivy InvestEdSM 529 Plan Program Overview, Ivy InvestEdSM 529 Plan Account Application, and the prospectuses, or if available, summary prospectuses, all of which may be obtained here or from a financial advisor. Read them carefully before investing.

Non-residents or tax-payers of states other than Arizona should consider participating in the 529 plan(s) available in their state of residence as such plan(s) may offer more favorable state income tax or other benefits than those offered under the Ivy InvestEdSM 529 Plan.


The Ivy InvestEdSM 529 Plan Is offered by Waddell & Reed, Inc. as part of the Arizona Family College Savings Program Trust Fund, a 529 plan administered by the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education (the Program”). Waddell & Reed, Inc. Is one of multiple financial Institutions eligible to offer Investments under the Program. Accounts are not Insured by the State of Arizona, the Trust, the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education, or any other governmental entity, Waddell & Reed, Inc., Ivy Distributors, Inc., or any affiliated or related party, and neither the principal deposited nor the investment return is guaranteed by any of the referenced parties.

Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Investments into a 529 plan, including the Ivy InvestEd SM 529 Plan, are not guaranteed, and all investments involve a certain degree of risk. The value of your Ivy InvestEd SM 529 Plan account will depend upon the performance of the Portfolios in which your account is invested.

You could lose money by investing in the Ivy Government Money Market Fund. Although the Fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it cannot guarantee it will do so. An investment in the Fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The Fund’s sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the Fund, and you should not expect that the sponsor will provide financial support to the Fund at any time.

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