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WRA Vanguard Fund

  • $9.45 NAV as of 1/13/2017
  • ($0.05) / 0.53% Daily NAV Change
  • 3.62% YTD (NAV)


Seeking quality growth companies with competitive advantages

Strategic process
Primarily uses a bottom-up strategy focusing on companies believed to have dominant market positions and established competitive advantages.
Management discipline
Places strict adherence to large-company growth style investing. Management team has managed large-cap growth strategies for more than a decade and has 25+ years of professional investment experience.
Potential benefits
Employs a consistent effort to provide the highest level of risk-adjusted results within multiple market environments.

Morningstar Style Box

Source: Morningstar

Portfolio Management

Daniel P. Becker, CFA

  • Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company
  • 19 Years with Fund
  • 28 Years in Industry
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Daniel P. Becker is a senior vice president of Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company. Mr. Becker graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1987 with a BS in mathematical economics. He earned an MS with an emphasis in finance, investments, and banking from the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Business in 1989. He joined Waddell & Reed in October 1989 as an investment analyst. He was named portfolio manager of the Waddell & Reed Advisors Vanguard Fund in July 1997. Mr. Becker is a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research.

Bradley M. Klapmeyer, CFA

  • Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company
  • 1 Year with Fund
  • 17 Years in Industry
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Bradley M. Klapmeyer is a vice president of Ivy Investment Management Company and Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company. He joined the firm in June 2007 as an investment analyst and was appointed assistant vice president in January 2010. He became an assistant portfolio manager on the large-cap growth team in September 2011. In August 2014, Mr. Klapmeyer was appointed portfolio manager of the Ivy Tax-Managed Equity Fund and Waddell & Reed Advisors Tax-Managed Equity Fund. In August 2016, he was appointed co-portfolio manager of the Ivy Large Growth Fund, Waddell & Reed Advisors Vanguard Fund, Ivy Funds VIP Growth and large-cap growth equity institutional accounts. He was previously affiliated with Prudential Equity Group, LLC where he helped cover the airline sector from 2006 to 2007. From 2000 to 2006, he was an equity analyst for Commerce Bank where his research responsibilities focused on electronic and health technologies. He graduated from Truman State University in 1999 with a BS in finance and a minor in economics. Mr. Klapmeyer is a CFA charterholder and a member of the Kansas City CFA Society.

Growth of a $10,000 Investment
through 12/31/2016

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.



Quarterly Fund Commentary

Daily Prices as of 1/13/2017

Net Asset Value (NAV) $9.45
Daily NAV Change ($) ($0.05) 0.53%
Weekly NAV Change ($) $0.05 0.53%
Public Offering Price (POP) $10.03

Fund Facts

Ticker Symbol UNVGX
CUSIP 930057666
Fund Code 629
Fund Type Domestic Equity
Fund Inception 10/20/1969
Class Inception 10/20/1969
Fiscal Year End June
Dividends Paid June, December
Fund Assets (as of 12/31/2016) $1.5 bil
Total Equity Holdings (as of 12/31/2016) 49
Total Holdings (as of 12/31/2016) 52
Portfolio Turnover Rate (as of 6/30/2016) 46%
Lipper Category Large-Cap Growth Funds
Morningstar Category Large Growth
Benchmark Russell 1000 Growth TR USD


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 12/31/2016
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Fund with 5.75% sales charge -4.77% -4.77% 4.30% 11.12% 6.69% 9.22%
Fund at NAV 1.05% 1.05% 6.39% 12.44% 7.32% 9.36%
Lipper Large-Cap Growth Funds 1.81% 1.81% 5.96% 13.04% 7.11%
Russell 1000 Growth TR USD 7.08% 7.08% 8.55% 14.50% 8.33%

Quarterly Rates of Return

Average Annual Total Returns as of 12/31/2016
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Fund with 5.75% sales charge -4.77% -4.77% 4.30% 11.12% 6.69% 9.22%
Fund at NAV 1.05% 1.05% 6.39% 12.44% 7.32% 9.36%
Lipper Large-Cap Growth Funds 1.81% 1.81% 5.96% 13.04% 7.11%
Russell 1000 Growth TR USD 7.08% 7.08% 8.55% 14.50% 8.33%

Calendar Year Return

Class A 10.54 35.00 11.45 6.91 1.05
Russell 1000 Growth TR USD 15.26 33.48 13.05 5.67 7.08

Morningstar Ratings as of 12/31/2016 Morningstar Logo

Category: Large Growth
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns
Overall out of 1315
3 Year out of 1315
5 Year out of 1154
10 Year out of 809

Lipper Ranking through 12/31/2016 Lipper Logo

Category: Large-Cap Growth Funds
Rankings are based on average annual total returns, but do not consider sales charges.
1 Year 412/665 62
3 Year 261/596 44
5 Year 324/531 61
10 Year 178/383 47

Expense Ratios as of 10/31/2016

Net 1.15%
Gross 1.15%

5-Year Standard Deviation as of 12/31/2016

Russell 1000 Growth TR USD 10.89

5-Year MPT* Statistics as of 12/31/2016

*Modern Portfolio Theory
Alpha -2.47
Beta 1.05
R-Squared 89.57
Sharpe Ratio 1.02
Capture Ratio Upside: 98.09%
Downside: 114.94%


Historical Prices Inception 10/20/1969

1/3/2017 $9.22 NO NO
1/4/2017 $9.29 NO NO
1/5/2017 $9.32 NO NO
1/6/2017 $9.40 NO NO
1/9/2017 $9.39 NO NO
1/10/2017 $9.40 NO NO
1/11/2017 $9.41 NO NO
1/12/2017 $9.40 NO NO
1/13/2017 $9.45 NO NO

Historical Distributions Inception 10/20/1969

12/8/2016 $0 Long: $0.602 Short: $0.026 $9.22 12/8/2016
12/10/2015 $0 Long: $0.952 Short: $0.039 $9.68 12/10/2015
12/11/2014 $0.0001 Long: $1.067 Short: $0.074 $9.87 12/11/2014
12/12/2013 $0.001 Long: $1.585 Short: $0.146 $9.53 12/12/2013
12/13/2012 $0.0143 Long: $0.392 Short: $0.000 $8.64 12/13/2012

*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.


Top 10 Equity Holdings as a % of net assets 12/31/2016

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Goldman Sachs) is a bank holding and a global investment banking, securities and investment management company. The Company provides a range of financial services to customers, including corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. 4.46%
Microsoft Corp. Microsoft Corporation is a multinational computer technology corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a wide range of software products for computing devices. 4.42%
Lam Research Corp. Lam Research Corporation (Lam Research) is a supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the worldwide semiconductor industry. The Company designs, manufactures, markets, and services semiconductor processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. 4.37%
MasterCard, Inc., Class A MasterCard Incorporated (MasterCard) is a global payments company that provides a economic link among financial institutions, businesses, merchants, cardholders and governments worldwide, enabling them to use electronic forms of payment instead of cash and checks. 4.33%
Home Depot, Inc. (The) The Home Depot, Inc. (The Home Depot) is a home improvement retailer. The Home Depot stores sell an assortment of building materials, home improvement and lawn and garden products and provide a number of services. 3.97%
Celgene Corp. Celgene Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and commercializes therapies to treat cancer and immune-inflammatory related diseases in the United States and internationally. 3.95%
Facebook, Inc., Class A Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. It builds various tools that enable users to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and computers. 3.38%
Microchip Technology, Inc. Microchip Technology Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, develops and manufactures semiconductor products for various embedded control applications. 3.38%
Alphabet, Inc., Class A Alphabet Inc through its subsidiary Google Inc is engaged in improving the ways people connect with information & products including Search, Android, YouTube, Apps, Maps & Ads. It also produces internet-connected home devices & provides internet services. 3.33%
EOG Resources, Inc. EOG Resources, Inc., explores, develops, produces and markets natural gas and crude oil primarily in producing basins in the United States, Canada, The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, and The People's Republic of China. 3.32%

Total Portfolio Holdings

Updated quarterly, upon availability.

Market Capitalization
as a % of equity assets as of 12/31/2016

Large 98.5%
Medium 1.5%
Small 0.0%
Median Market Cap (as of 12/31/2016) $52.3 bil

Top 10 Industry Allocation
as a % of Equity Holdings as of 12/31/2016

Internet Software & Services 9.0%
Data Processing & Outsourced Services 8.9%
Biotechnology 7.9%
Investment Banking & Brokerage 6.9%
Semiconductor Equipment 5.5%
Railroads 4.9%
Internet & Direct Marketing Retail 4.5%
Systems Software 4.4%
Financial Exchanges & Data 4.1%
Home Improvement Retail 4.0%

Sector Allocation
as a % of equity assets as of 12/31/2016

Information Technology 39.52%
Consumer Discretionary 17.40%
Health Care 12.24%
Financials 11.01%
Industrials 9.84%
Energy 6.39%
Consumer Staples 2.86%
Materials 0.74%

Portfolio Composition
as a % of net assets as of 12/31/2016

Domestic Common Stock 94.84%
Foreign Common Stock 4.57%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 0.59%

Equity Country Allocation
as a % of equity assets as of 12/31/2016

United States 95.4%
Canada 2.4%
Ireland 2.2%

Total Portfolio Holdings

Updated quarterly, upon availability.

Risk Factors: The value of the Fund's shares will change, and you could lose money on your investment. Investing in companies involved primarily in a single asset class (large cap) may be more risky and volatile than an investment with greater diversification. 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.

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: The Russell 1000 Growth Index measures the performance of the large-cap growth segment of the U.S. equity universe. 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.

Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement: Through October 31, 2017, Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company (WRIMCO), the Fund’s investment manager, Waddell & Reed, Inc. (Waddell & Reed), the Fund’s distributor, and / or Waddell & Reed Services Company, doing business as WI Services Company (WISC), the Fund’s transfer agent, have contractually agreed to reimburse sufficient management fees, 12b-1 fees and / or shareholder servicing fees to cap the total annual ordinary fund operating expenses as follows: Class A shares at 2.31%, Class B shares at 2.12%, Class C shares at 0.87%. Prior to that date, the expense limitation may not be terminated by WRIMCO, Waddell & Reed, WISC or the Board of Trustees.

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.

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).

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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