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                                                                                          File No. 811-10135

                                                                                          File No. 333-45972

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

 

Washington, D. C. 20549

 

Form N-1A

 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933                    X

 

                           Pre-Effective Amendment No. ____

                           Post-Effective Amendment No. 8

 

and/or

 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT

OF 1940                                                                                                                              X

 

                   Amendment No. 8

 

WADDELL & REED ADVISORS SELECT FUNDS, INC.


(Exact Name as Specified in Charter)

6300 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas                    66202-4200


(Address of Principal Executive Office)           (Zip Code)

 

Registrant's Telephone Number, including Area Code      (913) 236-2000

 

Kristen A. Richards, 6300 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas 66202-4200


(Name and Address of Agent for Service)

 

It is proposed that this filing will become effective

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immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b)

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on (date) pursuant to paragraph (b)

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60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(1)

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on (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(1)

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75 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(2)

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on (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of Rule 485

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this post-effective amendment designates a new effective date for a previously filed post-effective amendment


 

DECLARATION REQUIRED BY RULE 24f-2(a)(1)

 

         The issuer has registered an indefinite amount of its securities under the Securities Act of 1933 pursuant to Rule 24f-2(a)(1). Notice for the Registrant's fiscal year ended June 30, 2005 was filed on September 27, 2005.




 

Subject to Completion -- dated October 21, 2005

 
The information in this prospectus is not complete and may be changed. We may not sell these securities until the registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is effective. This prospectus, including the supplement, is not an offer to sell these securities and is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities in any state where the offer or sale is not permitted.
 
 
WADDELL & REED ADVISORS ENERGY FUND
 

Supplement dated _____to Prospectus dated _____

 
 

The following information regards the purchase of shares of Waddell & Reed Advisors Energy Fund by subscription:

 
Subscription Period - Waddell & Reed Advisors Energy Fund
 

Investors may submit orders for shares of Waddell & Reed Advisors Energy Fund (the "Energy Fund") during an initial subscription period for 45 days beginning on ______, 2006 and ending on _______. The Energy Fund reserves the right to shorten or lengthen the Subscription Period at its discretion.

 

Shares of the Energy Fund will not be issued until the end of the Subscription Period at which time the Fund will commence operations. Shares will be priced at the Energy Fund's opening net asset value (NAV) of $10 per share. An order in proper form to purchase shares of the Energy Fund that is accompanied by payment and is received by the transfer agent, Waddell & Reed Services Company ("WRSCO") prior to the end of the Subscription Period will be processed as an order to purchase Class A shares of Waddell & Reed Advisors Cash Management, Inc. ("Cash Management"). Shares of Cash Management will be exchanged for the class of shares, as selected by the shareholder, of the Energy Fund on its first day of operations at the offering price, which in the case of Class A Shares may include a front-end sales load, if applicable.

 

Existing shareholders of Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds (and, for clients of Waddell & Reed, existing shareholders of Ivy Funds) may exchange all or a portion of shares they own for shares of the Energy Fund. An order in proper form to purchase shares of the Energy Fund using the proceeds of an exchange of shares from another Waddell & Reed Advisors Fund which is received by WRSCO during the Subscription Period, will be deemed to be an order to redeem shares of the Waddell & Reed Advisors Fund at its next determined NAV and the proceeds of that sale will be used to purchase Class A shares of Cash Management, which may be a taxable event for the shareholder. Shares of Cash Management will be exchanged for shares of the Energy Fund on its first day of operations at its opening NAV. Exchanges of shares of Cash Management, for the Energy Fund, that were acquired by an exchange of Class A shares of another Waddell & Reed Advisors Fund will not be subject to a front-end sales load.

 

An order for shares of the Energy Fund may be revoked by an investor at any time during the Subscription Period. For existing shareholders of Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds who revoke their purchase order, the proceeds of such revocation will be reinvested at the current NAV in their Waddell & Reed Advisors non-money market fund from which they originally exchanged.

 

Shares of the Energy Fund will not be available to the public prior to the commencement of operations by the Energy Fund except through this Subscription Period. The Energy Fund will commence a continuous public offering __ days after it commences operations.

 

The introduction of the Energy Fund may be cancelled at any time during the Subscription Period. In the unlikely event that the Energy Fund does not become operational, all exchanges from other Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds with respect to the Subscription will be reversed and the proceeds will be reinvested at the current NAV in the Waddell & Reed Advisors non-money market fund from which it originated. In addition, any subscriptions for the Energy Fund will remain invested in Cash Management until Waddell & Reed receives additional investment instructions.

 

Waddell & Reed will post any information regarding abbreviation, extension or cancellation of the Subscription Period or launch of the Energy Fund on its website, www.waddell.com.

 
 

Subject to Completion -- dated October 21, 2005

 
 
Waddell & Reed Advisors Energy Fund
 
 

The Securities and Exchange Commission has not approved or disapproved the Fund's securities, or determined whether this Prospectus is accurate or adequate. It is a criminal offense to state otherwise.

 
 

This Prospectus shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

 
 
The information in this prospectus is not complete and may be changed. We may not sell these securities until the registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is effective. This prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities in any state where the offer or sale is not permitted.
 
 
Prospectus
__________, 2006
 
Table of Contents
         An Overview of the Fund                   
         Additional Information about Principal Investment
          Strategies, Other Investments and Risks                  
         The Management of the Fund                   
                  Investment Advisor                   
                  Management Fee                   
                  Portfolio Management                   
         Your Account                   
                  Choosing a Share Class                   
                  Ways to Set Up Your Account                   
                  Pricing of Fund Shares                   
                  Buying Shares                   
                  Selling Shares                   
                  Exchange Privileges                  
                  Distributions and Taxes                   
 
An Overview of the Fund
Waddell & Reed Advisors Energy Fund
 
Objective
 

The Fund seeks long term capital appreciation.

 
Principal Strategies
 

The Fund seeks to achieve its objective of capital appreciation by investing, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net assets in securities of both U.S. and non-U.S. companies principally engaged in exploration, discovery, distribution or infrastructure of energy and/or alternative energy. These companies may include, but are not limited to, oil companies, oil and gas exploration companies, natural gas pipeline companies, refinery companies, energy conservation companies, coal, transporters, utilities, alternative energy companies and innovative energy technology companies. The Fund may invest in companies of any size.

 

Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company (WRIMCO), the Fund's investment manager, uses a style that focuses on both growth and value characteristics of companies where energy is believed to be a factor in the investment outlook and success. The Fund will invest in securities of companies without regard to market capitalization and in companies domiciled in the U.S. and foreign countries, including, potentially, companies domiciled or traded in emerging markets. WRIMCO will consider many factors, including the valuation, operating history and management of a company.

 

Generally, in determining whether to sell a security, WRIMCO uses the same type of analysis that is uses in buying securities in order to determine whether the security has ceased to offer significant growth potential, has become undervalued and/or whether the company prospects of the issuer have deteriorated. WRIMCO may also sell a security to take advantage of more attractive investment opportunities or to raise cash.

 
Principal Risks of Investing in the Fund
 

A variety of factors can affect the investment performance of the Fund. These include:

  • securities selected for the Fund may not perform as well as the securities held by other mutual funds with investment objectives that are similar to those of the Fund
  • equity securities typically represent a proportionate ownership interest in a company. The market value of equity securities can fluctuate significantly even where management risk is not a factor. You could lose money if you redeem your Fund shares at a time when the Fund's portfolio is not performing as well as expected
  • since the Fund will invest a significant portion of its assets in securities of companies principally engaged in the energy sector, the Fund could experience wider fluctuations in value than funds with more diversified, less concentrated, portfolios, as stocks that comprise the energy sector decline in value
  • investing in foreign securities involves a number of economic, financial, and political considerations that are not associated with the U.S. markets and that could affect the Fund's performance unfavorably, depending on the prevailing conditions at any given time. Among these potential risks are greater price volatility; comparatively weak supervision and regulations of security exchanges, brokers, and issuers; higher brokerage costs; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and related conversion costs; adverse tax consequences; and settlement delays
  • the risks of investing in foreign securities are more acute in emerging markets. Emerging markets historically have been more volatile than the markets of developed countries with more mature economies
  • some of the companies in which the Fund may invest have relatively small market capitalizations. Securities of smaller companies may be subject to more abrupt or erratic market movements than the securities of larger, more established companies, since smaller companies tend to be more thinly traded and because they are subject to greater business risk. Transaction costs of smaller-company stocks may also be higher than those of larger companies
  • adverse stock and bond market conditions, sometimes in response to general economic or industry news, that may cause the prices of the Fund's holdings to fall as part of a broad market decline

Investing in the energy sector can be riskier than other types of investment activities because of a range of factors, including price fluctuation caused by real and perceived inflationary trends and political developments; and the cost assumed by energy companies in complying with environmental and safety regulations. Although individual security selection drives the performance of the Fund, short-term fluctuations in commodity prices may influence returns and increase price fluctuations in the Fund's shares. The companies in which the Fund invests may be adversely affected by foreign government, federal, or state regulations on energy production, distribution and sale.

 

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.

 

For more information about the Fund's principal investment strategies and risks, please see "Additional Information About Principal Investment Strategies, Other Investments and Risks."

 
Who May Want to Invest
 

The Fund may be appropriate for investors seeking long-term growth potential, but who can accept potentially dramatic fluctuations in capital value in the short term. You should consider whether the Fund fits your particular investment objectives.

 
Performance
 

The Fund has not been in operation for a full calendar year; therefore, it does not have performance information to include in a bar chart or performance table reflecting average annual returns.

 
Fees and Expenses
 

This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund:

Shareholder Fees        

(fees paid directly from

Class A

Class B

Class C

Class Y

your investment)

Shares Shares Shares Shares
  Maximum Sales Charge (Load)        
    Imposed on Purchases (as a        
    percentage of offering price)

5.75%

None

None

None

             
  Maximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load)1        
    (as a percentage of lesser of amount        
    invested or redemption value)

None2

5%

1%

None

             
  Redemption fee/exchange fee        
   

(as a percentage of amount

       
   

redeemed, if applicable)3

2.00%

2.00%

2.00%

2.00%

             
Annual Fund Operating Expenses        
 

(expenses that are

Class A

Class B

Class C

Class Y

 

deducted from Fund assets)

Shares Shares Shares Shares
  Management Fees

0.85%

0.85%

0.85%

0.85%

  Distribution and        
  Service (12b-1) Fees

0.25%

1.00%

1.00%

None

  Other Expenses4

0.54%

0.55%

0.55%

0.42%

  Total Annual Fund        
    Operating Expenses

1.64%

2.40%

2.40%

1.52%

 

1The CDSC which is imposed on the lesser of amount invested or redemption value of Class B shares, declines from 5% for redemptions made within the first year of purchase, to 4% for redemptions made within the second year, to 3% for redemptions made within the third and fourth years, to 2% for redemptions made within the fifth year, to 1% for redemptions made within the sixth year and to 0% for redemptions made after the sixth year. For Class C shares, a 1% CDSC applies to the lesser of amount invested or redemption value of Class C shares redeemed within twelve months after purchase. Solely for purposes of determining the number of months or years from the time of any payment for the purchase of shares, all payments during a month are totaled and deemed to have been made on the first day of the month.
 
2A 1% CDSC may be imposed on purchases of $2 million or more of Class A shares that are redeemed within twelve months of purchase.
 
3Shares redeemed or exchanged within less than five days of purchase are assessed a 2.00% redemption/exchange fee.
 
4The data for Other Expenses is estimated for the initial fiscal year of the Fund. Actual expenses may be higher or lower.
 
Example
 

This example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the shares of the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The example assumes that (a) you invest $10,000 in the particular class of shares for each time period specified, (b) your investment has a 5% return each year, and (c) the expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions, your costs would be:

 

If shares are redeemed    
   at end of period:
1 Year
3 Years

Class A Shares

732

1,063

Class B Shares

643

1,048

Class C Shares

243

748

Class Y Shares

155

480

     
If shares are redeemed    
   at end of period:
1 Year
3 Years

Class A Shares

732

1,043

Class B Shares

243

748

Class C Shares

243

748

Class Y Shares

155

480

 

 

Additional Information About Principal Investment Strategies, Other Investments and Risks
 

The Fund seeks to achieve its objective of long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in the equity securities of companies in all aspects of the energy industry, including exploration, discovery, production, distribution or infrastructure of energy and/or alternative energy sources. There is no guarantee, however, that the Fund will achieve its objective.

 

Although major changes tend to be infrequent, the Board of Directors of the Fund may change that Fund's investment objectives without seeking shareholder approval.

 

WRIMCO uses a research oriented "bottom-up" investment approach to create the Fund's investment portfolio, focusing on company fundamentals and growth prospects when selecting securities. In general, the Fund emphasizes companies that WRIMCO believes are strongly managed and will generate above-average long-term capital appreciation.

 

The Fund is subject to the risk that the earnings, dividends and securities prices of energy companies will be greatly affected by changes in the prices and supplies of oil and other energy fuels. Prices and supplies of energy may fluctuate significantly over any time period due to many factors, including:

  • international political developments
  • production and distribution policies of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other oil-producing countries
  • relationships among OPEC members and other oil-producing countries and between those countries and oil-importing nations
  • energy conservation
  • the regulatory environment
  • tax policies
  • the economic growth and political stability of the key energy-consuming countries

The Fund may, but is not required to, use a range of other investment techniques, including investments in physical commodities within the energy sector, trusts, Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), selling securities short, and derivatives, to hedge various market risks (such as interest rates, currency exchange rates, and broad or specific equity or fixed-income market movements). Investing in trusts and MLPs is typically similar to investing in common stock, except that they are more efficient tax entities that avoid double taxation (at the corporate level and the shareholder level). An MLP is an investment that combines the tax benefits of a limited partnership with the liquidity of publicly traded securities. The value of these instruments may be affected by changes in overall market movements, commodity index volatility, changes in interest rates, or factors affecting a particular industry or commodity, such as drought, floods, weather, embargoes, tarrifs and international economic, political or regulatory developments.

 

Investing in commodities exposes the Fund to other risk considerations such as potentially severe price fluctuations over short periods of time and storage costs that exceed the custodial and/or brokerage costs associated with the Fund's other portfolio holdings.

 

As a temporary defensive measure, when securities markets or economic conditions are unfavorable or unsettled, the Fund may try to protect its assets by investing up to 100% of its assets in securities that are highly liquid, such as high-quality money market instruments like short-term U.S. government obligations, commercial paper, or repurchase agreements, even though that is not the normal investment strategy of the Fund. Even though the securities purchased for defensive purposes often are considered the equivalent of cash, they also have their own risks. Investments that are highly liquid or comparatively safe tend to offer lower returns. Therefore, a fund's performance could be comparatively lower if it concentrates in defensive holdings. By taking a temporary defensive position, the Fund may not achieve its investment objective.

 
Risks. An investment in the Fund is subject to various risks, including the following:

 

  • Company Risk
  • Commodities Risk
  • Concentration Risk
  • Derivatives Risk
  • Diversification Risk
  • Foreign Currency Risk
  • Foreign Currency Exchange Transactions and Forward Foreign Currency Contracts Risk
  • Foreign Securities Risk
  • Growth Stock Risk
  • Income Risk
  • Initial Public Offering Risk
  • Liquidity Risk
  • Mid Size Company Risk
  • Small Company Risk
  • Value Stock Risk

A description of these risks is set forth in Defining Risks below. Additional risk information, as well as additional information on securities and other instruments in which the Fund may invest, is provided in the Statement of Additional Information (SAI).

 
General Considerations
 

Because the Fund owns different types of investments, its performance will be affected by a variety of factors. The value of the Fund's investments and the income it generates will vary from day to day, generally reflecting changes in interest rates, market conditions, and other company and economic news. Performance will also depend on the skill of IICO in selecting investments and on IICO's skill in allocating assets.

 

The Fund may also invest in and use certain other types of instruments in seeking to achieve its objectives. For example, the Fund is permitted to invest in options, futures contracts, asset-backed securities and other derivative instruments if it is permitted to invest in the type of asset by which the return on, or value of, the derivative is measured. Certain types of the Fund's authorized investments and strategies, such as derivative instruments, foreign securities, junk bonds (bonds rated BB and below by Standard & Poor's, a division of McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (S&P) and Ba and below by Moody's Investors Service (Moody's), or unrated bonds deemed by WRIMCO to be of comparable quality) and precious metals involve special risks. Depending on how much the Fund invests or uses these strategies, these special risks may become significant.

 

The Fund may actively trade securities in seeking to achieve its objectives. Factors that can lead to active trading for any fund include market volatility, a significant positive or negative development concerning a security, an attempt to maintain a fund's market capitalization target, and the need to sell a security to meet redemption activity. Actively trading securities may increase transaction costs (which may reduce performance) and increase distributions paid by the Fund, which would increase your taxable income.

 

The Fund generally seeks to be fully invested. However, at times, IICO or a subadvisor may invest a portion of the Fund's assets in cash or cash equivalents if IICO or the subadvisor is unable to locate and invest in a sufficient number of securities that meet the Fund's quality, valuation and other investment requirements.

 

You will find more information about the Fund's permitted investments and strategies, as well as the restrictions that apply to them, in the SAI.

 

A description of the Fund's policies and procedures with respect to the disclosure of the Fund's securities holdings is available in the SAI.

 
Defining Risks
  • Company Risk – An individual security may perform differently than the overall market. This may be a result of specific factors such as changes in corporate profitability due to the success or failure of specific products or management strategies, or it may be due to changes in investor perceptions regarding a company.
  • Commodities Risk – Commodity trading is generally considered speculative because of the significant potential for investment loss. Among the factors that could affect the value of a fund's investments in commodities are cyclical economic conditions, sudden political events and adverse international monetary policies. Markets for precious metals and other commodities are likely to be volatile and there may be sharp price fluctuations even during periods when prices overall are rising. A fund may also pay more to store and accurately value its commodity holdings than it does with its other portfolio investments.
  • Concentration Risk – If a Fund invests more than 25% of its total assets in a particular industry, the Fund's performance may be more susceptible to a single economic, regulatory or technological occurrence than a fund that does not concentrate its investments in a single industry. Securities of companies within specific industries or sectors of the economy may periodically perform differently than the overall market. This may be due to changes in such things as the regulatory or competitive environment or to changes in investor perceptions regarding a sector or company.
  • Derivatives Risk – A derivative is a financial instrument whose value is "derived," in some manner, from the price of another security, index, asset or rate. Derivatives include options and futures contracts, among a wide range of other instruments. The principal risk of investments in derivatives is that the fluctuations in their values may not correlate perfectly with the overall securities markets. Some derivatives are more sensitive to interest rate changes and market price fluctuations than others. Also, derivatives are subject to counterparty risk. Counterparty risk is the risk that the other party in the transaction will not fulfill its contractual obligation to complete the transaction with a fund. To the extent the judgment of WRIMCO as to certain movements is incorrect, the risk of loss is greater than if the derivative technique(s) had not been used.

    Options and futures are common types of derivatives that a fund may occasionally use to hedge its investments. An option is the right to buy and sell a security or other instrument, index, or commodity at a specific price on or before a specific date. A future is an agreement to buy or and sell a security or other instrument, index, or commodity at a specific price on a specific date. The use of options and futures may increase the performance of the fund, but also may increase market risk. Other types of derivatives include swaps, caps, floors and collars.
  • Diversification Risk – A Fund is subject to diversification risk if the Fund may invest more than 5% of its total assets in the securities of a single issuer with respect to 25% of its total investment portfolio (a Fund is considered diversified, as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (1940 Act), if it does not invest more than 5% of its total assets in the securities of a single issuer with respect to 75% of its total investment portfolio). The Fund's performance may be more susceptible to a single economic, regulatory or technological occurrence than a fund with a more diversified investment portfolio.
  • Foreign Currency Risk – Foreign securities may be denominated in foreign currencies. The value of a Fund's investments, as measured in U.S. dollars, may be affected unfavorably by changes in foreign currency exchange rates and exchange control regulations. Currency conversion can also be costly.
  • Foreign Currency Exchange Transactions and Forward Foreign Currency Contracts Risk – The Funds may, but are not required to, use foreign currency exchange transactions and forward foreign currency contracts to hedge certain market risks (such as interest rates, currency exchange rates and broad or specific market movement). These investment techniques involve a number of risks, including the possibility of default by the counterparty to the transaction and, to the extent a Fund's judgment as to certain market movements is incorrect, the risk of losses that are greater than if the investment technique had not been used. For example, there may be an imperfect correlation between a Fund's portfolio holdings of securities denominated in a particular currency and the forward contracts entered into by the Fund. An imperfect correlation of this type may prevent the Funds from achieving the intended hedge or expose the Fund to the risk of currency exchange loss. These investment techniques also tend to limit any potential gain that might result from an increase in the value of the hedged position.
  • Foreign Securities Risk – Investing in foreign securities involves a number of economic, financial and political considerations that are not associated with the U.S. markets and that could affect a Fund's performance unfavorably, depending upon prevailing conditions at any given time. For example, the securities markets of many foreign countries may be smaller, less liquid and subject to greater price volatility than those in the U.S. Foreign investing may also involve brokerage costs and tax considerations that are not usually present in the U.S. markets.

    Other factors that can affect the value of a Fund's foreign investments include the comparatively weak supervision and regulation by some foreign governments of securities exchanges, brokers and issuers, and the fact that many foreign companies may not be subject to uniform accounting, auditing and financial reporting standards. It may also be difficult to obtain reliable information about the securities and business operations of certain foreign issuers. Settlement of portfolio transactions may also be delayed due to local restrictions or communication problems, which can cause a Fund to miss attractive investment opportunities or impair its ability to dispose of securities in a timely fashion (resulting in a loss if the value of the securities subsequently declines).

    The value of securities issued by companies located in emerging market countries may be subject to greater volatility than foreign securities issued by companies in developed markets. Risks of investing in foreign securities issued by companies in emerging market countries include, among other things, greater social, political and economic instability, lack of liquidity and greater price volatility due to small market size and low trading volume, certain national policies that restrict investment opportunities and the lack of legal structures governing private and foreign investment and private property.
  • Growth Stock Risk – Growth stocks are stocks of companies believed to have above-average potential for growth in revenue and earnings. Growth stocks may be more volatile than other investment styles because growth stocks are more sensitive to investor perceptions of an issuing company's growth potential. Growth stocks may not perform as well as value stocks or the stock market in general.
  • Income Risk – The Fund may experience a decline in its income due to falling interest rates.
  • Initial Public Offering Risk – A Fund may not be able to sustain the positive effect on performance that may result from investments in initial public offerings (IPOs). Investments in IPOs can have a significant positive impact on the Fund's performance. The positive effect of investments of IPOs may not be sustainable because of a number of factors. The Fund may not be able to buy shares in some IPOs, or may be able to buy only a small number of shares. Also, the Fund may not be able to buy the shares at the commencement of the offering, and the general availability and performance of IPOs are dependent on market psychology and economic conditions. The relative performance impact of IPOs is also likely to decline as the Fund grows.
  • Large Company Risk – A Fund with a portfolio of large capitalization company securities may underperform the market as a whole.
  • Liquidity Risk – A fund's portfolio is liquid if the fund is able to sell the securities it owns at a fair price within a reasonable time. Liquidity is generally related to the market trading volume for a particular security. Investments in smaller companies or foreign companies or companies in emerging markets are subject to a variety of risks, including potential lack of liquidity.
  • Market Risk – All securities may be subject to adverse trends in equity markets. Securities are subject to price movements due to changes in general economic conditions, the level of prevailing interest rates or investor perceptions of the market. In addition, prices are affected by the outlook for overall corporate profitability. Market prices of equity securities are generally more volatile than debt securities. This may cause a security to be worth less than the price originally paid for it, or less than it was worth an earlier time. Market risk may affect a single issuer or the market as a whole. As a result, a portfolio of such securities may underperform the market as a whole.
  • Mid Size Company Risk – Securities of mid capitalization companies may be more vulnerable to adverse developments than those of large companies due to such companies' limited product lines, limited markets and financial resources and dependence upon a relatively small management group.
  • Small Company Risk – Equity securities of small capitalization companies (including small capitalization REITs) are subject to greater price volatility due to, among other things, such companies' small size, limited product lines, limited access to financing sources and limited management depth. In addition, the frequency and volume of trading of such securities may be less than is typical of larger companies, making them subject to wider price fluctuations. In some cases, there could be difficulties in selling securities of small capitalization companies at the desired time.
  • Value Stock Risk – Value stocks are stocks of companies that may have experienced adverse business or industry developments or may be subject to special risks that have caused the stocks to be out of favor and, in the opinion of WRIMCO, undervalued. The value of a security believed by WRIMCO to be undervalued may never reach what is believed to be is its full value, or such security's value may decrease.

 

 
The Management of the Fund
 
Investment Advisor
 

The Fund, a registered investment company, is a series of Waddell & Reed Advisors Select Funds, Inc. Each of the registered investment companies in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds, W&R Target Funds, Inc. and Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc. (Funds) is managed by WRIMCO, subject to the authority of each Fund's Board of Directors. WRIMCO provides investment advice to the Funds and supervises each Fund's investments. WRIMCO and/or its predecessor have served as investment manager to the Funds since the inception of each registered investment company. WRIMCO is located at 6300 Lamar Avenue, P.O. Box 29217, Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66201-9217.

 

Prior to June 30, 2003, each of the Funds in the Ivy Funds, Inc. (formerly, W&R Funds, Inc.) was also managed by WRIMCO. On June 30, 2003, WRIMCO assigned the Investment Management Agreement with Ivy Funds, Inc. to Waddell & Reed Ivy Investment Company, an affiliate of WRIMCO. On March 7, 2005, Waddell & Reed Ivy Investment Company was renamed Ivy Investment Management Company (IICO). IICO is also the investment manager for Ivy Funds, which together with Ivy Funds, Inc. comprise the Ivy Family of Funds.

 
Management Fee
 

Like all mutual funds, the Fund pays fees related to its daily operations. Expenses paid out of the Fund's assets are reflected in its share price or dividends; they are neither billed directly to shareholders nor deducted from shareholder accounts.

 

The Fund pays a management fee to WRIMCO for providing investment advice and supervising its investments. The Fund also pays other expenses, which are explained in the SAI.

 

The management fee is payable by the Fund at the annual rates of: 0.85% of net assets up to $1 billion, 0.83% of net assets over $1 billion and up to $2 billion, 0.80% of net assets over $2 billion and up to $3 billion, and 0.76% of net assets over $3 billion.

 

WRIMCO has voluntarily agreed to waive its management fee for any day that the Fund's net assets are less than $25 million, subject to WRIMCO's right to change or modify this waiver.

 
Portfolio Management
 

David P. Ginther is primarily responsible for the management of the Fund, and has held his responsibilities since its inception. He is Vice President of WRIMCO and IICO, Vice President of the Fund, and portfolio manager for other investment companies for which WRIMCO and IICO serve as investment manager. Mr. Ginther has been an employee of WRIMCO since 1995. Mr. Ginther holds a BS degree in accounting from Kansas State University, and has earned the designation of Certified Public Accountant.

 

Additional information regarding the portfolio manager, including information about the portfolio manager's compensation, other accounts managed by the portfolio manager and the portfolio manager's ownership of securities is included in the SAI.

 

Other members of WRIMCO's investment management department provide input on market outlook, economic conditions, investment research and other considerations relating to a Fund's investments.

 
 
 
Your Account
 
Choosing a Share Class
 

Each class of shares offered in this prospectus has its own sales charge, if any, and expense structure. The decision as to which class of shares of the Fund is best suited to your needs depends on a number of factors that you should discuss with your financial advisor. Some factors to consider are how much you plan to invest and how long you plan to hold your investment. If you are investing a substantial amount and plan to hold your shares for a long time, Class A shares may be the most appropriate for you. If you are investing a lesser amount, you may want to consider Class B shares (if investing for at least seven years) or Class C shares (if investing for less than seven years). Class B shares are not available for investments of $100,000 or more, and Class C shares are not available for investments of $1 million or more. Class Y shares are designed for institutional investors and others investing through certain intermediaries.

 

Since your objectives may change over time, you may want to consider another class when you buy additional Fund shares. All of your future investments in the Fund will be made in the class you select when you open your account, unless you inform the Fund otherwise, in writing, when you make a future investment.

 
General Comparison of Class A, Class B and Class C Shares
Class A Class B Class C

Initial sales charge

No initial sales charge

No initial sales charge

No deferred sales charge1

Deferred sales charge on shares you sell within six years after purchase

A 1% deferred sales charge on shares you sell within 12 months after purchase

Maximum distribution and service (12b-1) fees of 0.25%

 

Maximum distribution and service (12b-1) fees of 1.00%

 

Maximum distribution and service (12b-1) fees of 1.00%

 

 

Converts to Class A shares 8 years after the month in which the shares were purchased, thus reducing future annual expenses

Does not convert to Class A shares, so annual expenses do not decrease

For an investment of $1 million or more, only Class A shares are available

 

Shareholders investing $100,000 may not purchase Class B shares. Requests to purchase Class B shares by such shareholders will not be honored

Shareholders investing $1 million may not purchase Class C shares. Requests to purchase Class C shares will automatically be treated as a request to purchase Class A shares

1A 1% CDSC is imposed on purchases of $1 million or more of Class A shares that are redeemed within 12 months of purchase.

 
The Fund has adopted a Distribution and Service Plan (Plan) pursuant to Rule 12b-1 under the 1940 Act for each of its Class A, Class B and Class C shares. Such Plans permit the Funds to pay marketing and other fees to support the sale and distribution of each Class of shares and the services provided to you by your financial advisor. Under the Class A Plan, a Fund may pay Waddell & Reed, Inc. (Waddell & Reed) a fee of up to 0.25%, on an annual basis, of the average daily net assets of the Class A shares. This fee is to reimburse Waddell & Reed for, either directly or through third parties, distributing the Fund's Class A shares, providing personal service to Class A shareholders and/or maintaining Class A shareholder accounts. Under the Class B Plan and the Class C Plan, each Fund may pay Waddell & Reed, on an annual basis, a service fee of up to 0.25% of the average daily net assets of that class to compensate Waddell & Reed for, either directly or through third parties, providing personal service to shareholders of that class and/or maintaining shareholder accounts for that class and a distribution fee of up to 0.75% of the average daily net assets of that class to compensate Waddell & Reed for, either directly or through third parties, distributing shares of that class. No payment of the distribution fee will be made, and no deferred sales charge will be paid, to Waddell & Reed by any Fund if, and to the extent that, the aggregate distribution fees paid by the Fund and the deferred sales charges received by Waddell & Reed with respect to the Fund's Class B or Class C shares would exceed the maximum amount of such charges that Waddell & Reed is permitted to receive under the NASD rules as then in effect.
 

Since these fees are paid out of a fund's assets or income on an ongoing basis, over time they will increase the cost and reduce the return of an investment. The higher fees for Class B and Class C shares may result in a lower net asset value (NAV) than Class A shares and may cost you more over time than paying the initial sales charge for Class A shares. All or a portion of these fees may be paid to your financial advisor.

 
Class A shares
 

Class A shares are subject to an initial sales charge when you buy them, based on the amount of your investment, according to the table below. As noted, Class A shares pay an annual 12b-1 fee of up to 0.25% of average Class A net assets. The ongoing expenses of Class A are lower than those for Class B or Class C shares and typically higher than those for Class Y shares.

 


Calculation of Sales Charges on Class A Shares
Size of
Purchase
Sales Charge
as Percent of
Offering Price1
Sales Charge
as Approx.
Percent of
Amount
Invested
Reallowance
to Dealers
as Percent
of Offering
Price

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under $100,000

5.75

%

6.10

%

5.00

%

$100,000 to less than $200,000

4.75

4.99

4.00

$200,000 to less than $300,000

3.50

3.63

2.80

$300,000 to less than $500,000

2.50

2.56

2.00

$500,000 to less than $1,000,000

1.50

1.52

1.20

$1,000,000 and over2

0.00

0.00

see below


1Due to the rounding of the NAV and the offering price of a fund to two decimal places, the actual sales charge percentage calculated on a particular purchase may be higher or lower than the percentage stated above.
 
2No sales charge is payable at the time of purchase on investments of $1 million or more, although for such investments the Fund will impose a CDSC of 1.00% on certain redemptions made within 12 months of the purchase. The CDSC is assessed on an amount equal to the lesser of the then current market value or the cost of the shares being redeemed. Accordingly, no sales charge is imposed on increases in net asset value above the initial purchase price.
 

Waddell & Reed or its affiliates may pay additional compensation from its own resources to broker-dealers based upon the value of shares of the Fund owned by the broker-dealer for its own account or for its customers, including compensation for shares of the Funds purchased by customers of such broker-dealers without payment of a sales charge. Please see the SAI for more information.

 
Sales Charge Reductions
 
Lower sales charges on the purchase of Class A shares are available by:
 
  • Rights of Accumulation: combining the value of additional purchases of shares of any of the funds in Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds and/or Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc. with the NAV of Class A, Class B or Class C shares already held in your account or in an account eligible for grouping with your account (see "Account Grouping" below). To be entitled to Rights of Accumulation, you must inform Waddell & Reed that you are entitled to a reduced sales charge and provide Waddell & Reed with the name and number of the existing account(s) with which your purchase may be combined. The reduced sales charge is applicable only to the new purchase. It is not retroactive to shares already held in your account or in an account eligible for grouping with your account.

  • Letter of Intent: grouping all purchases of the funds referenced above, made during a thirteen-month period pursuant to a Letter of Intent (LOI). By signing a LOI, which is available from Waddell & Reed, you indicate an intention to invest, over a thirteen-month period, a dollar amount sufficient to qualify for a reduced sales charge. In determining the amount which you must invest in order to qualify for a reduced sales charge under the LOI, your Class A, Class B or Class C shares already held in the same account in which the purchase is being made or in any account eligible for grouping with that account, as described in "Account Grouping" below, will be included.

  • Account Grouping: grouping purchases by certain related persons. For the purpose of taking advantage of the lower sales charges available for large purchases, a purchase of Class A shares in any account that you own may be grouped with the current account value of purchased Class A, Class B and/or Class C shares in any other account that you may own, or in accounts of household members of your immediate family (spouse and children under 21). Please note that grouping is allowed only for a) accounts of the owner that have the same address or Tax ID number, and b) accounts of family members living (or maintaining a permanent address) in the same household as the owner. For purposes of account grouping, an individual's domestic partner may be treated as his or her spouse.

With respect to purchases under other retirement plans:

1.

All purchases of Class A shares made for a participant in a multi-participant Keogh plan may be grouped only with other purchases made under the same plan.

2.

All purchases of Class A shares made under an employee benefit plan described in Section 401 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Code) (a "qualified plan") that is maintained by a corporate employer and all plans of any one employer or affiliated employers will also be grouped. All qualified plans of an employer who is a franchisor and those of its franchisee(s) may also be grouped.

3.

All purchases of Class A shares made under a simplified employee pension plan (SEP), payroll deduction plan or similar arrangement adopted by an employer or affiliated employers may be grouped. Additionally, the purchases made by individual employees under such plan may also be grouped with the other accounts of the individual employees if such grouping would be more beneficial to an individual.

4.

All purchases of Class A shares made by you or your spouse for your respective individual retirement account (IRA), salary reduction plan account under Section 457 of the Code may be grouped, provided that such purchases are subject to a sales charge (see "Sales Charge Waivers for Certain Investors" and "Waivers for Certain Transactions" below; if your purchase qualifies for NAV eligibility pursuant to these sections, you may not group that investment), tax-sheltered annuity account (TSA) or Keogh plan account, provided that you and your spouse are the only participants in the Keogh plan.

   

In order for an eligible purchase to be grouped, you must advise Waddell & Reed at the time the purchase is made that it is eligible for grouping and identify the accounts with which it may be grouped.

 

Shares of Waddell & Reed Advisors Cash Management, Inc. are not eligible for either Rights of Accumulation or Letter of Intent privileges, unless such shares have been acquired by exchange for Class A shares on which a sales charge was paid, or as a dividend or distribution on such acquired shares.

 

If you are investing $1 million or more, either as a lump sum or through one of the sales charge reduction features described above, you may be eligible to buy Class A shares without a sales charge. However, you may be charged a CDSC of 1.00% on any shares purchased without a sales charge that you sell within the first 12 months of owning them. This CDSC may be waived under certain circumstances, as noted in this prospectus. Your financial advisor or a Client Services representative can answer your questions and help you determine if you are eligible.

 

For clients of Waddell & Reed and Legend, the grouping privileges described above also apply to the corresponding classes of shares of funds in the Ivy Family of Funds.

 
Sales Charge Waivers for Certain Investors
 
Class A shares may be purchased at NAV by:
  • The Directors and officers of the Fund or of any affiliated entity of Waddell & Reed, current and certain retired employees of Waddell & Reed and its affiliates, current and certain retired financial advisors of Waddell & Reed and its affiliates and the spouse, children, parents, children's spouses and spouse's parents of each, including purchases into certain retirement plans and certain trusts for these individuals
  • Retirement plan accounts held in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Retirement Plan, offered and distributed by Nationwide Investment Services Corporation through Nationwide Trust Company, FSB retirement programs
  • Direct Rollovers from the Waddell & Reed Advisors Retirement Plan
  • Participants in a 401(k) plan or a 457 plan having 100 or more eligible employees, and the shares are held in individual plan participant accounts on the Fund's records
  • Participants in a 401(a) plan having 100 or more eligible employees, and the shares are held in individual plan participant accounts on the Fund's records and are segregated from any other retirement plan assets
  • Certain clients investing through a qualified fee-based program offered by a third party that has made arrangements to sell shares of certain Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds
  • Clients investing via a Managed Allocation Portfolio (MAP) or Strategic Portfolio Allocation (SPA) program available through Waddell & Reed
Waivers for Certain Transactions
 
Class A shares may be purchased at NAV through:
 
  • Exchange of Class A shares of any fund in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds or Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc. and, for clients of Waddell & Reed and Legend, any fund in the Ivy Family of Funds if (i) a sales charge was previously paid on those shares, (ii) the shares were received in exchange for shares on which a sales charge was paid or (iii) the shares were acquired from reinvestment of dividends and distributions paid on such shares
  • One-Time Reinvestment of all or part of the proceeds of redemption of your Class A shares of the Fund in Class A shares of the Fund, if the reinvestment is made within 60 days of the Fund's receipt of your redemption request
  • Payments of Principal and Interest on Loans made pursuant to a 401(a) plan, if such loans are permitted by the plan and the plan may invest in shares of the Fund

 

Information about the purchase of Fund shares, applicable sales charges and sales charge reductions and waivers is also available, free of charge, at www.waddell.com, which includes hyperlinks to facilitate access to this information. You will find more information in the Fund's SAI about sales charge reductions and waivers.

 
Contingent Deferred Sales Charge
 

A CDSC may be assessed against your redemption amount of Class B, Class C or certain Class A shares and paid to Waddell & Reed, as further described below. The purpose of the CDSC is to compensate Waddell & Reed for the costs incurred by it in connection with the sale of the Fund's Class B or Class C shares or certain Class A shares. Waddell & Reed pays 4.00% of the amount invested to dealers who sell Class B shares and 1.00% of the amount invested to dealers who sell Class C shares.

 

The CDSC will not be imposed on shares representing payment of dividends or other distributions and will be assessed on an amount equal to the lesser of the then current market value or the cost of the shares being redeemed. Accordingly, no CDSC will be imposed on increases in net asset value above the initial purchase price. In order to determine the applicable CDSC, if any, all purchases are totaled and considered to have been made on the first day of the month in which the purchase was made.

 

To keep your CDSC as low as possible, each time you place a request to redeem shares, the Fund assumes that a redemption is made first of shares not subject to a CDSC (including shares which represent reinvested dividends and distributions), and then of shares that represent the lowest sales charge.

 

Unless instructed otherwise, when requested to redeem a specific dollar amount, the Fund will redeem additional shares of the applicable class that are equal in value to the CDSC. For example, should you request a $1,000 redemption and the applicable CDSC is $27, the Fund will redeem shares having an aggregate NAV of $1,027, absent different instructions. The shares redeemed for payment of the CDSC are not subject to a CDSC.

 
Class B shares
 

Class B shares are not subject to an initial sales charge when you buy them. However, you may pay a CDSC if you sell your Class B shares within six years of their purchase, based on the table below. As noted above, Class B shares pay an annual 12b-1 service fee of up to 0.25% of average net assets and a distribution fee of up to 0.75% of average net assets. Over time, these fees will increase the cost of your investment and may cost you more than if you had purchased Class A shares. Class B shares, and any dividends and distributions paid on such shares, automatically convert to Class A shares, on a monthly basis, eight years after the end of the month in which the shares were purchased. Such conversion will be on the basis of the relative net asset values per share, without the imposition of any sales load, fee or other charge. The conversion from Class B shares to Class A shares is not considered a taxable event for Federal income tax purposes.

 

The Fund will redeem your Class B shares at their NAV next calculated after receipt of a written request for redemption in good order, subject to the CDSC identified below.

CDSC on Shares Sold Within Year As % of Amount Subject to Charge

1

5.0%

2

4.0%

3

3.0%

4

3.0%

5

2.0%

6

1.0%

7+

0.0%

In the table, a year is a 12-month period. In order to determine the applicable CDSC, if any, all purchases are totaled and considered to have been made on the first day of the month in which the purchase was made. For example, if a shareholder opens an account on December 17, 2005, then redeems all Class B shares on December 15, 2006, the shareholder will pay a CDSC of 4.00%, the rate applicable to redemptions made within the second year of purchase.

 

Shareholders who are eligible to purchase Class A shares at a reduced sales charge due to the breakpoints available on a purchase of $100,000 or more of Class A shares, or through Rights of Accumulation, a Letter of Intent or grouping purchases by certain related persons may not purchase Class B shares. In such case, requests to purchase Class B shares will not be accepted. The Fund will not apply the limitation to Class B share purchases made by shareholders whose shares are held in an omnibus account on any of the Funds' records and it will be the selling broker's responsibility to apply the limitation for such purchases.

 
Class C shares
 

Class C shares are not subject to an initial sales charge when you buy them, but if you sell your Class C shares within 12 months after purchase, you will pay a 1.00% CDSC, which will be applied to the lesser of amount invested or redemption value of the shares redeemed. As noted above, Class C shares pay an annual 12b-1 service fee of up to 0.25% of average net assets and an annual distribution fee of up to 0.75% of average net assets. Over time, those fees will increase the cost of your investment and may cost you more than if you had purchased Class A shares. Class C shares do not convert to any other class; therefore, if you anticipate holding the shares for seven years or longer, Class C shares may not be appropriate.

 

Shareholders who are investing $1 million through a sales charge reduction feature, including a shareholder eligible to purchase Class A shares at no sales charge due to the breakpoints available on a purchase of $1 million or more of Class A shares, or through Rights of Accumulation, a Letter of Intent or grouping purchases by certain related persons may not purchase Class C shares. In such case, requests to purchase Class C shares will automatically be treated as a request to purchase Class A shares. The Fund will not apply the limitation to Class C share purchases made by shareholders whose shares are held in an omnibus account on any of the Funds' records and it will be the selling broker's responsibility to apply the limitation for such purchases.

 
The CDSC for Class B or Class C shares and for Class A shares that are subject to a CDSC will not apply in the following circumstances:
  • redemptions of shares requested within one year of the shareholder's death or disability, provided the Fund is notified of the death or disability at the time of the request and furnished proof of such event satisfactory to Waddell & Reed
  • redemptions of shares made to satisfy required minimum distributions after age 70 1/2 from a qualified retirement plan, a required minimum distribution from an individual retirement account, a Keogh plan or a custodial account under section 403(b)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (Code), a tax-free return of an excess contribution, or that otherwise results from the death or disability of the employee, as well as in connection with redemptions by any tax-exempt employee benefit plan for which, as a result of a subsequent law or legislation, the continuation of its investment would be improper
  • redemptions of shares purchased by current or retired Directors of the Fund, Directors of affiliated companies, current or retired officers of the Fund, employees and financial advisors of Waddell & Reed and its affiliates, and by the members of the immediate families of such persons
  • redemptions of shares made pursuant to a shareholder's participation in the systematic withdrawal service offered by the Fund, subject to the limitations on the service as further disclosed in the SAI (the service and this exclusion from the CDSC do not apply to a one-time withdrawal)
  • redemptions the proceeds of which are reinvested within 60 days in shares of the same class of the Fund as that redeemed
  • redemptions of Fund shares exchanged for shares of the corresponding class of any fund in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds or Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc. and, for clients of Waddell & Reed and Legend, any fund in the Ivy Family of Funds
  • redemptions effected pursuant to the Fund's right to liquidate a shareholder's account if the aggregate NAV of the shares is less than $500
  • redemptions effected by another registered investment company by virtue of a merger or other reorganization with a Fund

These exceptions may be modified or eliminated by the Fund at any time without prior notice to shareholders, except with respect to redemptions effected pursuant to the Fund's right to liquidate a shareholder's shares, which may require certain notice.

 
Class Y shares
 

Class Y shares are not subject to a sales charge or annual 12b-1 fees. Class Y shares are only available for purchase by:

 
  • participants of employee benefit plans established under section 403(b) or section 457, or qualified under section 401 of the Code, including 401(k) plans, when the plan has 100 or more eligible employees and holds the shares in an omnibus account on the Fund's records, and an unaffiliated third party provides administrative, distribution and/or other support services to the plan
  • banks, trust institutions, investment fund administrators and other third parties investing for their own accounts or for the accounts of their customers where such investments for customer accounts are held in an omnibus account on the Fund's records, and to which entity an unaffiliated third party provides administrative, distribution and/or other support services
  • government entities or authorities and corporations whose investment within the first 12 months after initial investment is $10 million or more and to which entity an unaffiliated third party provides certain administrative, distribution and/or other support services
  • certain retirement plans and trusts for employees and financial advisors of Waddell & Reed and its affiliates
  • Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc.
Additional Dealer Compensation
 

Your financial advisor and the financial intermediary with which your advisor is affiliated typically will receive compensation when you buy and/or hold Fund shares. The source of that compensation may include the sales load, if any, that you pay as an investor; the 12(b)-1 fee paid by the class of shares of the Fund that you own; as well as payments by Waddell & Reed and its affiliates, from their own resources.

 

The amount and type of compensation that your financial advisor or intermediary receives will vary based upon the class of share you buy, the value of those shares and the compensation practices of the intermediary. Compensation to the intermediary generally is based on the value of shares of the Funds owned by the intermediary for its own account or for its clients and may also be based on the gross and/or net sales of the Fund shares attributable to the intermediary. That compensation recognizes the distribution, administrative, promotional and other services provided by the intermediary, and may be required by the intermediary in order for the Funds to be available for sale by the intermediary. The rate of compensation depends upon various factors, including but not limited to the intermediary's established policies and prevailing practices in different segments of the financial services industry. In addition, an intermediary may maintain omnibus accounts or similar arrangements with a Fund for consolidated holdings of Fund shares by its clients, and may receive payments from Waddell & Reed or its affiliates for providing related sub-transfer agency and other services.

 

Waddell & Reed may also compensate an intermediary and/or financial advisor for Waddell & Reed's participation in various activities sponsored and/or arranged by the intermediary, including but not limited to programs that facilitate educating financial advisors and/or their clients about various topics, including the Funds. Waddell & Reed may also pay, or reimburse, an intermediary for certain other costs relating to the marketing of the Funds. The rate of compensation depends upon various factors, including but not limited to the nature of the activity and the intermediary's established policies.

 

Compensation arrangements such as those described above are undertaken to help secure and maintain appropriate availability, visibility and competitiveness for the Funds, such that they may be widely available and have the capacity to grow and potentially gain economies of scale for Fund shareholders. Please consult each Fund's SAI for additional information regarding compensation arrangements with intermediaries.

 
 
Ways to Set Up Your Account
 

The different ways to set up (register) your account are listed below.

 
Individual or Joint Tenants
For your general investment needs
 

Individual accounts are owned by one person. Joint accounts have two or more owners (tenants).

 
Business or Organization
For investment needs of corporations, associations, partnerships, institutions or other groups
 
Retirement and other Tax-Advantaged Savings Plans
To shelter your savings from income taxes
 

Retirement and other tax-advantaged savings plans allow individuals to shelter investment income and capital gains from current income taxes. In addition, contributions to these accounts (other than Roth IRAs and Coverdell Education Savings Accounts) may be tax-deductible.

  • Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) allow certain individuals under age 70 1/2, with earned income, to invest up to the Annual Dollar Limit per year. For the tax years beginning in 2005 through 2007, the Annual Dollar Limit is $4,000. For individuals who have attained age 50 by the last day of the calendar year for which a contribution is made, the Annual Dollar Limit also allows a catch-up contribution. The maximum annual catch-up contribution is $500 for 2005 and $1,000 for 2006 and after. The maximum annual contribution for an individual and his or her spouse is the sum of their separate Annual Dollar Limits or, if less, the couple's combined earned income for the taxable year.
  • IRA Rollovers retain special tax advantages for certain distributions from employer-sponsored retirement plans.
  • Roth IRAs allow certain individuals to make nondeductible contributions up to the Annual Dollar Limit per year (as identified above). The maximum annual contribution for an individual and his or her spouse is the sum of their separate Annual Dollar Limits or, if less, the couple's combined earned income for the taxable year. An individual's maximum Roth IRA contribution for a taxable year is reduced by the amount of any contributions that individual makes to a traditional IRA for that year. Withdrawals of earnings may be tax-free if the account is at least five years old and certain other requirements are met.
  • Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (formerly, Education IRAs) are established for the benefit of a minor, with nondeductible contributions up to $2000 per taxable year, and permit tax-free withdrawals to pay the qualified education expenses of the beneficiary. Special rules apply where the beneficiary is a special needs person.
  • Simplified Employee Pension Plans (SEP-IRAs) provide small business owners or those with self-employed income (and their eligible employees) with many of the same advantages and contribution limits as a profit sharing plan but with fewer administrative requirements.
  • Savings Incentive Match Plans for Employees (SIMPLE Plans) can be established by small employers to contribute to, and allow their employees to contribute a portion of their wages on a pre-tax basis to, retirement accounts. This plan-type generally involves fewer administrative requirements than 401(k) or other qualified plans.
  • Owner-Only Keogh Plans allow self-employed individuals and their spouses, or one or more partners and their spouses, to make tax-deductible contributions for themselves of up to 100% of their adjusted annual earned income, with a maximum of $42,000 for 2005 and $44,000 for 2006.
  • Pension and Profit-Sharing Plans, including 401(k) Plans, allow corporations and nongovernmental tax-exempt organizations of all sizes and/or their employees to contribute a percentage of the employees' wages or other amounts on a tax-deferred basis. These accounts need to be established by the administrator or trustee of the plan.
  • 403(b) Custodial Accounts are available to certain employees of public school systems, churches and IRC 501(C)(3) tax-exempt organizations.
  • 457(b) Plans allow certain employees of state and local governments and tax-exempt organizations to contribute a portion of their compensation on a tax-deferred basis.
Gifts or Transfers to a Minor
To invest for a child's education or other future needs
 

These custodial accounts provide a way to give money to a child and obtain tax benefits. An individual can give up to $11,000 a year per child free of Federal transfer tax consequences. Depending on state laws, you can set up a custodial account under the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (UTMA) or the Uniform Gifts to Minors Act (UGMA).

 
Trust
For money being invested by a trust
 

The trust must be established before an account can be opened, or you may use a trust form made available by Waddell & Reed. Contact your financial advisor for the form.

 
Pricing of Fund Shares
 

The price to buy a share of the Fund, called the offering price, is calculated every business day. The Fund is open for business every day the NYSE is open. The Fund normally calculates its NAV as of the close of business of the NYSE, normally 4 p.m. Eastern time, except that an option or futures contract held by the Fund may be priced at the close of the regular session of any other securities exchange on which that instrument is traded. As noted in this prospectus, the Fund may invest in securities listed on foreign exchanges, or otherwise traded in a foreign market, which may trade on Saturdays or on U.S. national business holidays when the NYSE is closed. Consequently, the NAV of the Fund's shares may be significantly affected on days when the Fund does not price its shares and when you are not able to purchase or redeem the Fund's shares. The offering price of a share (the price to buy one share of a particular class) is the next NAV calculated per share of that class plus the applicable sales charge (for Class A shares).

 

In the calculation of the Fund's NAV:

  • The securities in the Fund's portfolio that are listed or traded on an exchange are valued primarily using market prices.
  • Bonds are generally valued according to prices quoted by an independent pricing service.
  • Short-term debt securities are valued at amortized cost, which approximates market value.
  • Other investment assets for which market prices are unavailable or are unreliable are valued at their fair value by or at the direction of the Board of Directors, as discussed below.

When the Fund believes a reported market price for a security does not reflect the amount the Fund would receive on a current sale of that security, the Fund may substitute for the market price a fair-value estimate made according to procedures approved by the Board of Directors. A Fund may also use these procedures to value certain types of illiquid securities. Fair value pricing generally will be used by the Fund if the exchange on which a portfolio security is traded closes early or if trading in a particular security is halted during the day and does not resume prior to the time the Fund's NAV is calculated.

 

The Fund may also use these methods to value securities that trade in a foreign market if a significant event that appears likely to materially affect the value of foreign investments or foreign currency exchange rates occurs between the time that foreign market closes and the time the NYSE closes. Some funds which may invest a portion of their assets in foreign securities, may also be susceptible to a time zone arbitrage strategy in which shareholders attempt to take advantage of fund share prices that may not reflect developments in foreign securities markets that occurred after the close of such market but prior to the pricing of Fund shares. In that case, such investments or exchange rates may be valued at their fair values as determined according to the procedures approved by the Fund's Board of Directors. Significant events include, but are not limited to, (1) those impacting a single issuer, (2) governmental actions that affect securities in one sector, country or region, (3) natural disasters or armed conflicts affecting a country or region, and (4) significant domestic or foreign market fluctuation. The Fund has retained a third-party pricing service (the Service) to assist in valuing foreign securities held in the Fund's portfolio. The Service conducts a screening process to indicate the degree of certainty, based on historical data, that the closing price in the principal market where a foreign security trades is not the current market value as of the close of the NYSE. For foreign securities where Waddell & Reed Services Company (WRSCO), in accordance with guideless adopted by the Fund's Board of Directors, believes, at the approved degree of certainty, that the price is not reflective of current market price, WRSCO may use the indication of fair value from the Service to determine the fair value of the security. The Service, the methodology or the degree of certainty may change from time to time. The Board regularly reviews, and WRSCO regularly monitors and reports to the Board, the Service's pricing of the Fund's foreign securities, as applicable.

 

Fair valuation has the effect of updating security prices to reflect market value based on, among other things, the recognition of a significant event -- thus potentially alleviating arbitrage opportunities with respect to Fund shares. Another effect of fair valuation is that the Fund's NAV will be subject, in part, to the judgment of the Board of Directors or its designee instead of being determined directly by market prices. When fair value pricing is applied, the prices of securities used by the Fund to calculate its NAV may differ from quoted or published prices for the same securities, and therefore, a shareholder purchasing or redeeming shares on a particular day might pay or receive more or less than would be the case if a security were valued differently. It may also affect all shareholders in that if Fund assets were paid out differently due to fair value pricing, all shareholders will be impacted incrementally. There is no assurance, however, that fair value pricing will more accurately reflect the value of a security on a particular day than the market price of such security on that day or that it will prevent or alleviate the impact of market timing activities. For a description of market timing activities, please see "Market Timing Policy."

 
Buying Shares
 
You may buy shares of the Fund through Waddell & Reed and its financial advisors or through advisors of Legend. To open your account you must complete and sign an application. Your financial advisor can help you with any questions you might have.
 

Waddell & Reed will not accept new account applications to establish an account with non-U.S. address (APO/FPO addresses are acceptable) or for a non-resident alien.

 
By mail: To purchase any class of shares by check, make your check payable to Waddell & Reed, Inc. Mail the check, along with your completed application, to:
 

Waddell & Reed, Inc.

P. O. Box 29217

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

66201-9217

 
By telephone or internet: To purchase Class A, B or C shares of a Fund by wire or by Automated Clearing House (ACH) via telephone or internet access, you must have an existing account number and you must have previously established the telephone or internet method to purchase. Please call 888.WADDELL (888.923.3355) to report your purchase, or fax the information to 800-532-2749. You should then instruct your bank to use the bank information listed immediately below. For internet transactions, you may not execute trades greater than $25,000. You may purchase Class Y shares by calling 800.532.2783 or faxing instructions to 800.532.2749. If you need to establish an account for Class Y shares, you must first call 800.532.2783 to obtain an account number. You may then mail a completed application to Waddell & Reed at the above address, or fax it to 800.532.2749.
 

Please instruct your bank to wire the amount you wish to invest, along with the account number and registration, to UMB Bank, n.a., ABA Number 101000695, DDA Number 98-0000-797-8.

 
When you place an order to buy shares, your order, if accepted, will be processed at the next offering price calculated after your order is received in proper form by the Fund or its authorized agent. Note the following:
  • All of your purchases must be made in U.S. dollars and checks must be drawn on U.S. banks. Neither cash nor post-dated checks will be accepted.
  • If you buy shares by check, and then sell those shares by any method other than by exchange to another fund in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds, Ivy Family of Funds or Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc., the payment may be delayed for up to ten days from the date of purchase to ensure that your previous investment has cleared.
  • You may purchase shares of the Fund indirectly through certain broker-dealers, banks and other third parties, some of which may charge you a fee. These firms may have additional requirements regarding the purchase of Fund shares. If you purchase shares of the Fund from certain broker-dealers, banks or other authorized third parties, the Fund will be deemed to have received your purchase order when that third party (or its designee) has received your order. Your order will receive the offering price next calculated after the order has been received in proper form by the authorized third party (or its designee). Therefore, if your order is received in proper form by that firm before 4:00 p.m. Eastern time on a day in which the NYSE is open, you should generally receive that day's offering price. If your order is received in proper form by that firm after 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, you will receive the offering price as calculated as of the close of business of the NYSE on the next business day. You should consult that firm to determine the time by which it must receive your order for you to purchase shares of the Fund at that day's price.
  • Broker-dealers that perform account transactions for their clients by participating in networking through the National Securities Clearing Corporation (NSCC) are responsible for obtaining their clients' permission to perform those transactions, and are responsible to their clients who are shareholders of the Fund if the broker-dealer performs any transaction erroneously or improperly. Such dealers have independent networking agreements with Waddell & Reed, and are compensated for performing account transactions for their clients.

When you sign your account application, you will be asked to certify that your Social Security number or other taxpayer number is correct and whether you are subject to backup withholding for failing to report income to the Internal Revenue Service.

 

Waddell & Reed reserves the right to reject any purchase orders, including purchases by exchange, and it and the Fund reserves the right to discontinue offering Fund shares for purchase.

 
Minimum Investments
 
For Class A, Class B and Class C:
To Open an Account

$500 (per Fund)

 

For certain exchanges

$100 (per Fund)

 

For accounts opened with Automatic Investment Service

$50 (per Fund)

 

For accounts established through payroll deductions

Any amount

 
     
To Add to an Account

Any amount

 

For certain exchanges

$100 (per Fund)

 

For Automatic Investment Service

$25 (per Fund)

 
     
For Class Y:    
     
To Open an Account    

For a government entity or authority or for a corporation

$10 million

 

(within first 12 months)

 

For other eligible investors

Any amount

 
     
To Add to an Account

Any amount

 

 

Adding to Your Account
 

Subject to the minimums described above, you can make additional investments of any amount at any time.

 
By mail: Make your check payable to Waddell & Reed, Inc. Mail the check to Waddell & Reed, along with the detachable form that accompanies the confirmation of a prior purchase or your year-to-date statement, or a letter stating your account number, the account registration, the Fund and the class of shares that you wish to purchase.
 
By telephone or internet: Instruct your bank to wire the amount you wish to invest, along with the account number and registration, to UMB Bank, n.a., ABA Number 101000695, DDA Number 98-0000-797-8. See "Buying Shares" for additional information.
 
By Automatic Investment Method: You can authorize to have funds electronically drawn each month from your bank account through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and invested as a purchase of shares into your Fund account. Complete the appropriate sections of the Account Application.
 

If you purchase shares of the Fund from certain broker-dealers, banks or other authorized third parties, additional purchases may be made through those firms.

 
Selling Shares
 

You can arrange to take money out of your Fund account at any time by selling (redeeming) some or all of your shares.

 

The redemption price (price to sell one share of a particular class of the Fund) is the NAV per share of that Fund class, subject to any applicable CDSC and/or redemption fee.

 
By mail: Complete an Account Service Request form, available from your financial advisor, or write a letter of instruction with:
  • the name on the account registration
  • the Fund's name
  • the account number
  • the dollar amount or number, and the class, of shares to be redeemed
  • any other applicable requirements listed in the table below

Deliver the form or your letter to your financial advisor, or mail it to:

 

Waddell & Reed Services Company

P. O. Box 29217

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

66201-9217

 

Unless otherwise instructed, a check will be sent to the address on the account. For your protection, the address of record must not have been changed within 30 days prior to your redemption request.

 
By telephone or internet: If you have completed an Express Transaction Authorization Form (separately or within your new account application) you may redeem your shares by telephone or internet. You may request to receive payment of your redemption proceeds via direct ACH for any shares you hold, or via wire if you hold Class Y shares. To redeem your Class A, Class B or Class C shares, call 888.WADDELL, fax your request to 800.532.2749, or place your redemption order at www.waddell.com, and give your instructions to redeem your shares via ACH. To redeem your Class Y shares, call 800.532.2783, or fax your request to 800.532.2749, and give your instructions to redeem your shares via ACH or wire, as applicable. You may also request a redemption by check to the address on the account (provided the address has not been changed within the last 30 days).
 

For your protection, banking information must be established on your account for a minimum of 30 days before either a wire redemption or ACH redemption will be processed. Requests by telephone or internet can only be accepted for amounts up to $50,000.

 
When you place an order to sell shares, your shares will be sold at the NAV next calculated, subject to any applicable CDSC and/or redemption fee, after receipt of a written request for redemption in good order by Waddell & Reed Services Company or other authorized Fund agent at the address listed above. Note the following:
  • If more than one person owns the shares, each owner must sign the written request.
  • If you recently purchased the shares by check, the Fund may delay payment of redemption proceeds. You may arrange for the bank upon which the purchase check was drawn to provide telephone or written assurance, satisfactory to the Fund, that the check has cleared and been honored. If you do not, payment of the redemption proceeds on these shares will be delayed until the earlier of ten days from the date of purchase or the date the Fund can verify that your purchase check has cleared and been honored.
  • Redemptions may be suspended or payment dates postponed on days when the NYSE is closed (other than weekends or holidays), when trading on the NYSE is restricted or as permitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
  • Payment is normally made in cash, although under extraordinary conditions redemptions may be made in portfolio securities when the Fund's Board of Directors determines that conditions exist making cash payments undesirable. The Fund is obligated to redeem shares solely in cash up to the lesser of $250,000 or 1% of its NAV during any 90-day period for any one shareholder.
  • If you purchased shares of the Fund from certain broker-dealers, banks or other authorized third parties, you may sell those shares through those firms, some of which may charge you a fee and may have additional requirements to sell Fund shares. The Fund will be deemed to have received your order to sell shares when that firm (or its designee) has received your order. Your order will receive the NAV of the redeemed Class, subject to any applicable CDSC and/or redemption fee, next calculated after the order has been received in proper form by the authorized firm (or its designee). Therefore, if your order is received in proper form by that firm before 4:00 p.m. Eastern time on a day on which the NYSE is open, you should generally receive that day's offering price. If your order is received in proper form by that firm after 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, you will receive the offering price as calculated as of the close of business of the NYSE on the next business day. You should consult that firm to determine the time by which it must receive your order for you to sell shares at that day's price.
  • Broker-dealers that perform account transactions for their clients by participating in networking through the NSCC are responsible for obtaining their clients' permission to perform those transactions, and are responsible to their clients who are shareholders of the Fund if the broker-dealer performs any transaction erroneously or improperly.

Special Requirements for Selling Shares

Account Type
Special Requirements

Individual or Joint Tenant

The written instructions must be signed by all persons required to sign for transactions, exactly as their names appear on the account.

Sole Proprietorship

The written instructions must be signed by the individual owner of the business.

UGMA, UTMA

The custodian must sign the written instructions indicating capacity as custodian.

Retirement Account

The written instructions must be signed by a properly authorized person.

Trust

The trustee must sign the written instructions indicating capacity as trustee. If the trustee's name is not in the account registration, provide a currently certified copy of the trust document.

Business or Organization

At least one person authorized by corporate resolution to act on the account must sign the written instructions.

Conservator, Guardian or Other Fiduciary

The written instructions must be signed by the person properly authorized by court order to act in the particular fiduciary capacity.

The Fund may require a signature guarantee in certain situations such as:

  • a redemption request made by a corporation, partnership or fiduciary
  • a redemption request made by someone other than the owner of record
  • the check is made payable to someone other than the owner of record
  • a check redemption request if the address on the account has been changed within the last 30 days

This requirement is to protect you and Waddell & Reed from fraud. You can obtain a signature guarantee from most banks and securities dealers, but not from a notary public.

 
The Fund reserves the right to redeem at NAV all of your Fund shares in your account if the aggregate NAV of those shares is less than $500. The Fund will give you notice and 60 days to purchase a sufficient number of additional shares to bring the aggregate NAV of your shares in the Fund to $500. These redemptions will not be subject to a CDSC. The Fund will not apply its redemption right to individual retirement plan accounts or to accounts which have an aggregate NAV of less than $500 due to market forces.
 
You may reinvest, without charge, all or part of the amount of Class A shares of the Fund you redeemed by sending to the Fund the amount you want to reinvest. The reinvested amounts must be received by the Fund within 60 days after the date of your redemption, and the reinvestment must be made into the same fund, account, and class of shares from which it had been redeemed. You may do this only once with Class A shares of the Fund.
 

The CDSC will not apply to the proceeds of Class A (as applicable), Class B or Class C shares of the Fund which are redeemed and then reinvested in shares of the same class of the Fund within 60 days after such redemption. Waddell & Reed will, with your reinvestment, restore an amount equal to the CDSC attributable to the amount reinvested by adding the CDSC amount to your reinvestment. For purposes of determining a future CDSC, the reinvestment will be treated as a new investment. You may do this only once as to Class A shares of the Fund, once as to Class B shares of the Fund and once as to Class C shares of the Fund. The reinvestment must be made into the same fund, account, and class of shares from which it had been redeemed. This privilege may be eliminated or modified at any time without prior notice to shareholders.

 

Payments of principal and interest on loans made pursuant to a 401(a) qualified plan (if such loans are permitted by the plan) may be reinvested, without payment of a sales charge, in Class A shares of any of the Funds in which the plan may invest.

 
Telephone Transactions
 

The Funds and their agents will not be liable for following instructions communicated by telephone that they reasonably believe to be genuine. WRSCO, the Funds' transfer agent, will employ reasonable procedures to confirm that instructions communicated by telephone are genuine. If WRSCO fails to do so, WRSCO may be liable for losses due to unauthorized or fraudulent instructions. Current procedures relating to instructions communicated by telephone include tape recording instructions, requiring personal identification and providing written confirmations of transactions effected pursuant to such instructions.

Shareholder Services
 

We provide a variety of services to help you manage your account.

 
Personal Service
 

Your local financial advisor is available to provide personal service. Additionally, a toll-free call, 888 WADDELL, connects you to a Client Services Representative or our automated customer telephone service. During normal business hours, our Client Services staff is available to answer your questions or update your account records. At almost any time of the day or night, you may access your account information from a touch-tone phone, or from our web site, www.waddell.com, to:

  • obtain information about your accounts
  • obtain price information about other funds in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds and Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc.
  • obtain a Fund's current prospectus, SAI, annual report, or other information about each Fund
  • request duplicate statements
  • transact certain account activity, including exchange privileges and redemption of shares

Reports

Statements and reports sent to you include the following:

  • confirmation statements (after every purchase, other than those purchases made through Automatic Investment Service, after every exchange, other than rebalance-related transactions for SPA and MAP products, and after every transfer or redemption)
  • quarter-to-date statements (quarterly)
  • year-to-date statements (after end of fourth quarter)
  • annual and semiannual reports to shareholders (every six months)

To avoid sending duplicate copies of materials to households and thereby reduce expenses, only one copy of the most recent prospectus, annual and semiannual reports of the Fund may be mailed to shareholders having the same last name and address in the Fund's records. The consolidation of these mailings, called householding, benefits the Fund through reduced mailing expense. You may call the telephone number listed for Client Services if you need additional copies of the documents. You may also visit www.ivyfunds.com to view and/or download these documents, as well as other information about each Fund.

 

You may now elect to receive your quarterly statements and/or prospectus and shareholder reports electronically. In order to do so, go to the "Access Your Account" feature available via www.waddell.com.

 
Exchange Privileges
 

Except as otherwise noted, you may sell your shares and buy shares of the same Class of another Fund in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds or Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc. without the payment of an additional sales charge if you exchange Class A shares or without payment of a CDSC when you exchange Class B or Class C shares, or certain Class A shares. For Class B and Class C shares, or Class A shares to which the CDSC would otherwise apply, the time period for the CDSC will continue to run. However, exchanges of Class A shares from Waddell & Reed Advisors Cash Management are subject to any sales charge applicable to the Fund being exchanged into, unless the Waddell & Reed Advisors Cash Management shares were previously acquired by an exchange from Class A shares of another Waddell & Reed Advisors Fund for which a sales charge was paid (or represent reinvestment of dividends and distributions paid on such shares). You may sell your Class Y shares of any of the Funds and buy Class Y shares of another Fund or Class A shares of Waddell & Reed Advisors Cash Management.

 

For clients of Waddell & Reed and Legend, these same exchange privileges also apply to the corresponding classes of shares in the Ivy Family of Funds.

 

As of December 1, 2003, Class B and Class C shares of Waddell & Reed Advisors Cash Management are not available for direct investment; therefore, you may now utilize Class A shares of Waddell & Reed Advisors Cash Management for your Funds Plus Service into Class A, B or C shares of a non-money market Fund. Please see each Fund's SAI for additional information.

 

You may exchange only into funds that are legally permitted for sale in your state of residence. Currently, each fund within the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds, Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc. and Ivy Family of Funds may only be sold within the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, except that Ivy Cundill Global Value Fund, Ivy Global Natural Resources Fund and Ivy Pacific Opportunities Fund are not eligible for sale in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Note that exchanges out of a Fund may have tax consequences for you. Before exchanging into a fund, read its prospectus.

 
Important Exchange Information
  • You must exchange into the same share class you currently own (except that you may exchange Class Y shares of any of the Funds for Class A shares of Waddell & Reed Advisors Cash Management, Inc., and in certain situations you may exchange Class A shares of Waddell & Reed Advisors Cash Management, Inc. for Class B or Class C shares of any of the other Funds).
  • Exchanges are considered taxable events and may result in a capital gain or a capital loss for tax purposes.
How to Exchange
 
By mail: Send your written exchange request to WRSCO at the address listed under "Selling Shares."
 
By telephone: Call Waddell & Reed at 888.WADDELL to authorize an exchange transaction. To process your exchange order by telephone, you must have telephone exchange privileges on your account. Waddell & Reed employs reasonable procedures that require personal identification prior to acting on exchange instructions communicated by telephone to confirm that such instructions are genuine. In the absence of such procedures, Waddell & Reed may be liable for any losses due to unauthorized or fraudulent telephone instructions.
 
By internet: You may be allowed to exchange by internet if (1) you have established the internet exchange option; and (2) you can provide proper identification information.
 
Market Timing Policy
 

The Funds are intended for long-term investment purposes. The Funds will take steps to seek to deter frequent purchases and redemptions in Fund shares (market timing activities). Market timing activities, especially those involving large dollar amounts, may disrupt portfolio investment management and may increase expenses and negatively impact investment returns for all Fund shareholders, including long-term shareholders. Market timing activities may also increase the expenses of WRSCO and/or Waddell & Reed, thereby indirectly affecting the Fund's shareholders.

 

Certain Funds may be more attractive to investors seeking to engage in market timing activities. For example, to the extent that a Fund, such as Waddell & Reed Advisors International Growth Fund, invests a significant portion of its assets in foreign securities, the Fund may be susceptible to a time zone arbitrage strategy in which investors seek to take advantage of Fund share prices that may not reflect developments in foreign securities markets that occurred after the close of such market but prior to the pricing of Fund shares. A Fund that invests in securities that are, among other things, thinly traded or traded infrequently is susceptible to the risk that the current market price for such securities may not accurately reflect current market values. An investor may seek to engage in short-term trading to take advantage of these pricing differences (commonly referred to as price arbitrage).

 

To discourage market timing activities by investors, the Funds' Board of Directors has adopted a market timing policy and has approved the procedures of the Funds' transfer agent, WRSCO, for implementing this policy. WRSCO's procedures reflect the criteria that it has developed for purposes of identifying trading activity in Fund shares that may be indicative of market timing activities and outline how it will monitor transactions in Fund shares. In its monitoring of trading activity in Fund shares, on a periodic basis, WRSCO typically reviews Fund share transactions that exceed certain monetary thresholds and/or numerical transaction limits within a particular time period. In its attempt to identify market timing activities, WRSCO considers many factors, including (but not limited to) the frequency, size and/or timing of the investor's transactions in Fund shares. As an additional step, WRSCO reviews internal monthly reporting of a Fund's overall redemption activity in relation to average assets and purchases within the period. If WRSCO identifies what it believes to be market timing activities, WRSCO and/or Waddell & Reed will, for clients of Waddell & Reed (including those shareholders that do not utilize any financial intermediary), send a letter to the shareholder to state that we are suspending exchange privileges and will refuse to accept additional purchases in the account. For trading via the NSCC we will, if possible, place a trading block on our system at a dealer-branch level or, if that cannot be accomplished, we will contact the associated broker-dealers and request that they block further trading. The letter will inform the shareholder that he/she may request the reinstatement of exchange privileges and the ability to make additional investments, after a prescribed period of time. In exercising any of the foregoing rights, WRSCO will consider the trading history of accounts under common ownership or control within any of the Waddell & Reed and/or Ivy Funds. For this purpose, transactions placed through the same financial intermediary on an omnibus basis may be deemed a part of a group and may be rejected in whole or in part. Transactions placed in violation of a Fund's market timing policy are not deemed accepted by the Fund and may be cancelled or revoked by the Fund on the next business day following receipt by the Fund.

 

A Fund seeks to apply its market timing policy uniformly to all shareholders and prospective investors. Although the Funds, Waddell & Reed and WRSCO make efforts to monitor for market timing activities and will seek the assistance of financial intermediaries through which Fund shares are purchased or held, the Funds cannot always identify or detect excessive trading that may be facilitated by financial intermediaries or that are difficult to identify when effected through omnibus accounts maintained by those intermediaries because the intermediary maintains the underlying shareholder account. Under these circumstances, the Fund cannot identify transactions by underlying investors. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that the Funds will be able to eliminate all market timing activities.

 

Due to the complexity and subjectivity involved in identifying market timing activities and the volume of shareholder transactions that WRSCO processes, there can be no assurance that the Fund's and WRSCO's policies and procedures will identify all trades or trading practices that may be considered market timing activity. WRSCO may modify its procedures for implementing the Funds' market timing policy and/or its monitoring criteria at any time without prior notice. The Fund, WRSCO and/or Waddell & Reed shall not be liable for any loss resulting from rejected purchase orders or exchanges.

 

The Fund's market timing policy, in conjunction with the use of fair value pricing and application of the redemption fee, is intended to reduce a shareholder's ability to engage in market timing activities, although there can be no assurance that the Fund will eliminate market timing activities.

 
Redemption Fee/Exchange Fee
 

To further discourage the use of the Funds as a vehicle for excessive short-term trading, the Fund will deduct a redemption fee of 2.00% from any redemption or exchange proceeds if you sell or exchange your shares of the Fund after holding the shares fewer than five days. If you bought your shares on different days, the "first-in, first out" (FIFO) method is used to determine the holding period. Under this method, the shares you held longest will be redeemed first for purposes of determining whether the redemption fee applies. These fees are paid directly to the Fund.

 

The Fund's redemption fee will not be assessed against:

1.

certain omnibus accounts and retirement plan accounts where the omnibus account holder or the retirement plan administrator does not have the capability to impose a redemption fee on its underlying customers' accounts; and certain intermediaries that do not have, or report to the Funds, sufficient information to impose a redemption fee on their customers' accounts

2.

(i) premature distributions from retirement accounts due to the disability of the participant; (ii) minimum required distributions from retirement accounts; (iii) return of excess contributions in retirement accounts where the excess is reinvested into the Fund; (iv) redemptions resulting in the settlement of an estate due to the death of the shareholder; and (v) reinvested distributions (dividends and capital gains)

3.

shareholder accounts participating in Strategic Portfolio Allocation (SPA), Managed Allocation Portfolios (MAP) and/or Strategic Asset Management (SAM) advisory services that may periodically rebalance mutual fund holdings at regular intervals or in response to prevailing economic, political and/or financial conditions, as determined by the investment advisor for the advisory service

4.

shareholder accounts participating in certain other asset allocation programs in which the sponsoring institution has agreed to monitor for frequent trading activity and, when operationally possible, to assess applicable redemption fees on the Funds' behalf

 

In addition to these waivers, the Fund reserves the right to waive the redemption fee at its discretion where it believes such waiver is in the best interests of the Fund, including but not limited to when it determines that imposition of the redemption fee is not necessary to protect the Fund from the effects of excessive short-term trading. In addition, the Fund reserves the right to modify or eliminate the redemption fee or waivers at any time.

 

Certain intermediaries have agreed to charge the Fund's redemption fee on their customers' accounts. In this case, the amount of the fee and the holding period will generally be consistent with the Fund's criteria. However, due to operational requirements, the intermediaries' methods for tracking and calculating the fee may differ in some respects from the Fund's method. For Fund shares purchased through a financial intermediary, investors should contact their financial intermediary or refer to their plan documents for more information on how the redemption fee is applied to their shares.

 
Automatic Transactions for Class A, Class B and Class C Shareholders
 

Regular Investment Plans allow you to transfer money into your Fund account, or between Fund accounts, automatically. While Regular Investment Plans do not guarantee a profit and will not protect you against loss in a declining market, they can be an excellent way to invest for retirement, a home, educational expenses and other long-term financial goals.

 

Systematic Withdrawal Plan lets you set up ongoing monthly, quarterly, semiannual or annual redemptions from your account. Please see the SAI for additional information.

 

Certain restrictions and fees imposed by the plan custodian may also apply for retirement accounts. Speak with your financial advisor for more information.

 
Regular Investment Plans
 
Automatic Investment Service
To move money from your bank account to an existing Fund account
    Minimum Amount     Frequency
   

$25 (per Fund)

   

Monthly

 
Funds Plus Service
To move money from Waddell & Reed Advisors Cash Management, Inc. Class A to the Fund whether in the same or a different class
           
    Minimum Amount     Frequency
   

$100 (per Fund)

 

Monthly

 

Distributions and Taxes
 
Distributions
 

The Fund distributes substantially all of its net investment income and net capital gains to its shareholders each year. Usually, the Fund distributes net investment income annually in December.

 

Net capital gains (and any net gains from foreign currency transactions) ordinarily are distributed by the Fund in December. Ordinarily, dividends are paid on shares starting on the day after they are issued and through the day they are redeemed.

 
Distribution Options. When you open an account, you may specify on your application how you want to receive your distributions. The Fund offers two options:
1. Share Payment Option. Your dividends, capital gains and other distributions with respect to a class will be automatically paid in additional shares of the same class of the Fund. If you do not indicate a choice on your application, you will be assigned this option.
   
2. Cash Option. You will be sent a check for your dividends, capital gains and other distributions if the total distribution is at least five dollars. If the distribution is less than five dollars, it will be automatically paid in additional shares of the same class of the Fund.

For retirement accounts and accounts participating in MAP or SPA, all distributions are automatically paid in additional shares.

 
Taxes
 

As with any investment, you should consider how your investment in the Fund will be taxed. If your account is not a retirement account or other tax-advantaged savings plan (or you are not otherwise exempt from income tax), you should be aware of the following tax implications:

 
Taxes on distributions. You may be subject to tax as a result of income generated at the Fund level, to the extent the Fund makes actual or deemed distributions of such income to you. Dividends from the Fund's investment company taxable income (which includes net short-term capital gains and net gains from certain foreign currency transactions), if any, generally are taxable to you as ordinary income whether received in cash or paid in additional Fund shares, unless such dividends are "qualified dividend income" eligible for the reduced rate of tax on long-term capital gains, as described below. Distributions of the Fund's net capital gains (the excess of net long-term capital gains over net short-term capital loss), when designated as such, are taxable to you as long-term capital gains, whether received in cash or paid in additional Fund shares and regardless of the length of time you have owned your shares. For Federal income tax purposes, long-term capital gains generally are taxed at a maximum rate of 15% for noncorporate shareholders. As a result of changes made by the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, "qualified dividend income" received by noncorporate shareholders who satisfy certain holding period requirements with respect to their Fund shares is taxed as net capital gain. The portion of the dividends that the Fund pays which is attributable to qualified dividend income received by the Fund will qualify for such treatment in the hands of noncorporate shareholders of the Fund who satisfy certain holding period requirements with respect to their Fund shares.
 

The Fund notifies you after each calendar year-end as to the amounts of dividends and other distributions paid (or deemed paid) to you for that year.

 

A portion of the dividends paid by the Fund, whether received in cash or paid in additional Fund shares, may be eligible for the dividends received deduction allowed to corporations. The eligible portion may not exceed the aggregate dividends received by the Fund from U.S. corporations. However, dividends received by a corporate shareholder and deducted by it pursuant to the dividends received deduction are subject indirectly to the Federal alternative minimum tax.

 
Taxes on transactions. Your redemption of Fund shares will result in a taxable gain or loss to you, depending on whether the redemption proceeds are more or less than what you paid for the redeemed shares (which normally includes any sales charge paid).
 

An exchange of Fund shares for shares of any other fund in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Family of Funds generally will have similar tax consequences. However, special rules apply when you dispose of a Fund's Class A shares through a redemption or exchange within 90 days after your purchase and then reacquire Class A shares of that Fund or acquire Class A shares of another fund in the Ivy Family of Funds without paying a sales charge due to the 60-day reinvestment privilege or exchange privilege. See "Your Account-- Selling Shares." In these cases, any gain on the disposition of the original Class A Fund shares will be increased, or loss decreased, by the amount of the sales charge you paid when those shares were acquired, and that amount will increase the adjusted basis of the shares you subsequently acquire. In addition, if you purchase shares of a Fund within 30 days before or after redeeming other shares of the Fund (regardless of class) at a loss, part or all of that loss will not be deductible and will increase the basis of the newly purchased shares.

 
Withholding. The Fund must withhold a portion of all dividends and capital gains distributions and redemption proceeds payable to individuals and certain other noncorporate shareholders who do not furnish the Fund with a correct taxpayer identification number. Withholding is also required from dividends and capital gains distributions payable to shareholders who are otherwise subject to backup withholding.
 
State and local income taxes. The portion of the dividends the Fund pays that is attributable to interest earned on U.S. government securities generally is not subject to state and local income taxes, although distributions by the Fund to its shareholders of net realized gains on the sale of those securities are fully subject to those taxes. You should consult your tax adviser to determine the taxability in your state and locality of dividends and other distributions by the Fund.
 

The foregoing is only a summary of some of the important tax considerations generally affecting the Fund and its shareholders; you will find more information in the Fund's SAI. There may be other Federal, state or local tax considerations applicable to a particular investor. You are urged to consult your own tax adviser.

 

Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds  
   
Custodian Underwriter

UMB Bank, n.a.

Waddell & Reed, Inc.

928 Grand Boulevard

6300 Lamar Avenue

Kansas City, Missouri 64106

P. O. Box 29217

 

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Legal Counsel

66201-9217

Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP

913.236.2000

1800 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.

888.WADDELL

Washington, D. C. 20036

 
   
Independent Registered Shareholder Servicing Agent

   Public Accounting Firm

Waddell & Reed

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Services Company

1010 Grand Boulevard

6300 Lamar Avenue

Kansas City, Missouri

P. O. Box 29217

64106-2232

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

 

66201-9217

Investment Manager

913.236.2000

Waddell & Reed Investment

888.WADDELL

Management Company

 

6300 Lamar Avenue

Accounting Services Agent

P. O. Box 29217

Waddell & Reed

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Services Company

66201-9217

6300 Lamar Avenue

913.236.2000

P. O. Box 29217

888.WADDELL

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

 

66201-9217

 

913.236.2000

 

888.WADDELL

 

 

 

 

WADDELL & REED ADVISORS ENERGY FUND
 

You can get more information about the Fund in the--

  • Statement of Additional Information (SAI), which contains detailed information about the Fund, particularly the investment policies and practices. You may not be aware of important information about the Fund unless you read both the Prospectus and the SAI. The current SAI is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and it is incorporated into this Prospectus by reference (that is, the SAI is legally part of the Prospectus).
 

To request a copy of the Fund's current SAI, without charge, or for other inquiries, contact the Fund or Waddell & Reed, Inc. at the address and telephone number below. Copies of the SAI may also be requested via e-mail at request@waddell.com and are available at www.waddell.com.

 

Information about the Funds (including the current SAI and most recent Annual and Semiannual Reports) is available from the SEC's web site at http://www.sec.gov and may also be obtained, after paying a duplicating fee, by electronic request at publicinfo@sec.gov or from the SEC's Public Reference Room in Washington, D.C. 20549-0102. You can find out about the operation of the Public Reference Room and applicable copying charges by calling 202.551.8090.

 

The Fund's SEC file number is 811-10135.

 
 

WADDELL & REED, INC.

6300 Lamar Avenue

P. O. Box 29217

Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66201-9217

913.236.2000

888.WADDELL

 

 




Subject to Completion -- dated October 21, 2005
 
Information contained herein is subject to completion or amendment. A registration statement relating to these securities is being filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). These securities may not be sold nor any offers to buy accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.
 
 
WADDELL & REED ADVISORS ENERGY FUND
 

Supplement dated _____to the Statement of Additional Information dated _____

 

The following information regards the purchase of shares of Waddell & Reed Advisors Energy Fund by subscription:

Subscription Period - Waddell & Reed Advisors Energy Fund
 

Investors may submit orders for shares of Waddell & Reed Advisors Energy Fund (the "Energy Fund") during an initial subscription period for 45 days beginning on ______, 2006 and ending on _______. The Energy Fund reserves the right to shorten or lengthen the Subscription Period at its discretion.

 

Shares of the Energy Fund will not be issued until the end of the Subscription Period at which time the Fund will commence operations. Shares will be priced at the Energy Fund's opening net asset value (NAV) of $10 per share. An order in proper form to purchase shares of the Energy Fund that is accompanied by payment and is received by the transfer agent, Waddell & Reed Services Company ("WRSCO") prior to the end of the Subscription Period will be processed as an order to purchase Class A shares of Waddell & Reed Advisors Cash Management, Inc. ("Cash Management"). Shares of Cash Management will be exchanged for the class of shares, as selected by the shareholder, of the Energy Fund on its first day of operations at the offering price, which in the case of Class A Shares may include a front-end sales load, if applicable.

 

Existing shareholders of Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds (and, for clients of Waddell & Reed, existing shareholders of Ivy Funds) may exchange all or a portion of shares they own for shares of the Energy Fund. An order in proper form to purchase shares of the Energy Fund using the proceeds of an exchange of shares from another Waddell & Reed Advisors Fund which is received by WRSCO during the Subscription Period, will be deemed to be an order to redeem shares of the Waddell & Reed Advisors Fund at its next determined NAV and the proceeds of that sale will be used to purchase Class A shares of Cash Management, which may be a taxable event for the shareholder. Shares of Cash Management will be exchanged for shares of the Energy Fund on its first day of operations at its opening NAV. Exchanges of shares of Cash Management, for the Energy Fund, that were acquired by an exchange of Class A shares of another Waddell & Reed Advisors Fund will not be subject to a front-end sales load.

 

An order for shares of the Energy Fund may be revoked by an investor at any time during the Subscription Period. For existing shareholders of Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds who revoke their purchase order, the proceeds of such revocation will be reinvested at the current NAV in their Waddell & Reed Advisors non-money market fund from which they originally exchanged.

 

Shares of the Energy Fund will not be available to the public prior to the commencement of operations by the Energy Fund except through this Subscription Period. The Energy Fund will commence a continuous public offering __ days after it commences operations.

 

The introduction of the Energy Fund may be cancelled at any time during the Subscription Period. In the unlikely event that the Energy Fund does not become operational, all exchanges from other Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds with respect to the Subscription will be reversed and the proceeds will be reinvested at the current NAV in the Waddell & Reed Advisors non-money market fund from which it originated. In addition, any subscriptions for the Energy Fund will remain invested in Cash Management until Waddell & Reed receives additional investment instructions.

 

Waddell & Reed will post any information regarding abbreviation, extension or cancellation of the Subscription Period or launch of the Waddell & Reed Advisors Energy Fund on its website, www.waddell.com.

 
 
Waddell & Reed Advisors Energy Fund
 

A Series of

 
Waddell & Reed Advisors Select Funds, Inc.

(Corporation)

 

6300 Lamar Avenue

P. O. Box 29217

Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66201-9217

913-236-2000

888-WADDELL

 

__________, 2006

 
STATEMENT OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

         Information contained herein is subject to completion or amendment. A registration statement relating to these securities is being filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). These securities may not be sold nor any offers to buy accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.

 

         This Statement of Additional Information (SAI) is not a prospectus. This SAI contains information about one series of the Corporation, Waddell & Reed Advisors Energy Fund (Fund). Investors should read this SAI in conjunction with the prospectus for the Fund, dated ___________, 2006, (Prospectus) which may be obtained from the Corporation or its underwriter, Waddell & Reed, Inc. (Waddell & Reed), at the address or telephone number shown above.

 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

         Fund History                  

         The Fund, Its Investments, Related Risks and Limitations                  

         Management of the Fund                  

         Control Persons and Principal Holders of Securities                  

         Investment Advisory and Other Services                  

         Portfolio Manager                  

         Brokerage Allocation and Other Practices                  

         Proxy Voting Policy                  

         Capital Stock                  

         Purchase, Redemption and Pricing of Shares                  

         Taxation of the Fund                  

         Underwriter                  

 

FUND HISTORY

         Waddell & Reed Advisors Energy Fund is a series of Waddell & Reed Advisors Select Funds, Inc., which was organized as a Maryland corporation on September 7, 2000. Prior to July 1, 2003, the Corporation was known as Waddell & Reed Advisors Value Fund, Inc. and consisted of a single series.

 

THE FUND, ITS INVESTMENTS, RELATED RISKS AND LIMITATIONS

         Waddell & Reed Advisors Energy Fund is a mutual fund, an investment that pools shareholders' money and invests it toward a specified goal. The Fund is a series of Waddell & Reed Advisors Select Funds, Inc., an open-end, diversified management company.

         This SAI contains information about one series of the Corporation, Waddell & Reed Advisors Energy Fund. It supplements the information contained in the Prospectus for Waddell & Reed Advisors Energy Fund and contains more detailed information about the investment strategies and policies the Fund's investment manager, Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company (WRIMCO), may employ and the types of instruments in which the Fund may invest, in pursuit of the Fund's objective. A summary of the risks associated with these instrument types and investment practices is included as well.

         WRIMCO might not buy all of these instruments or use all of these techniques, or use them to the full extent permitted by the Fund's investment policies and restrictions. WRIMCO buys an instrument or uses a technique only if it believes that doing so will help the Fund achieve its objective. See Investment Restrictions and Limitations for a listing of the fundamental and non-fundamental, or operating, policies.

Securities - General

         The Fund may invest in securities including common stocks, preferred stocks, debt securities and convertible securities. Although common stocks and other equity securities have a history of long-term growth in value, their prices tend to fluctuate in the short term, particularly those of smaller companies. The Fund may invest in preferred stocks rated in any rating category of the established rating services or, if unrated, judged by WRIMCO to be of equivalent quality. In the case of "split-rated" securities, which result when nationally-recognized rating agencies rate the security at different rating level (e.g., BBB by Standard & Poor's, a division of McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (S&P) and Ba by Moody's Investors Service (Moody's)), it is the Fund's general policy to classify such securities at the higher rating level where, in the judgment of WRIMCO, such classification reasonably reflects the security's quality and risk. Debt securities have varying levels of sensitivity to changes in interest rates and varying degrees of quality. As a general matter, however, when interest rates rise, the values of fixed-rate securities fall and, conversely, when interest rates fall, the values of fixed-rate debt securities rise. Similarly, long-term bonds are generally more sensitive to interest rate changes than shorter-term bonds.

         The Fund may invest in debt securities rated in any rating category of the established rating services, including securities rated in the lowest category (securities rated D by S&P and D by Moody's). Debt securities rated D by S&P or D by Moody's are in payment default or are regarded as having extremely poor prospects of ever attaining any real investment standing. Debt securities rated at least BBB by S&P or Baa by Moody's are considered to be investment grade debt securities, yet such securities may have speculative characteristics. In addition, the Fund will treat unrated securities judged by WRIMCO to be of equivalent quality to a rated security as having that rating.

         Lower quality debt securities (commonly called junk bonds) are considered to be speculative and involve greater risk of default or price changes due to changes in the issuer's creditworthiness. The market prices of these securities may fluctuate more than high-quality securities and may decline significantly in periods of general economic difficulty. The market for lower-rated debt securities may be thinner and less active than that for higher-rated debt securities, which can adversely affect the prices at which the former are sold. Adverse publicity and changing investor perceptions may decrease the values and liquidity of lower-rated debt securities, especially in a thinly traded market. Valuation becomes more difficult and judgment plays a greater role in valuing lower-rated debt securities than with respect to securities for which more external sources of quotations and last sale information are available. Since the risk of default is higher for lower-rated debt securities, WRIMCO's research and credit analysis are an especially important part of managing securities of this type held by the Fund. WRIMCO continuously monitors the issuers of lower-rated debt securities in the Fund's portfolio in an attempt to determine if the issuers will have sufficient cash flow and profits to meet required principal and interest payments. The Fund may choose, at its expense or in conjunction with others, to pursue litigation or otherwise exercise its rights as a security holder to seek to protect the interests of security holders if it determines this to be in the best interest of the Fund's shareholders.

         While credit ratings are only one factor WRIMCO relies on in evaluating high-yield debt securities, certain risks are associated with credit ratings. Credit ratings evaluate the safety of principal and interest payments, not market value risk. Credit ratings for individual securities may change from time to time, and the Fund may retain a portfolio security whose rating has been changed.

         The Fund may purchase debt securities whose principal amount at maturity is dependent upon the performance of a specified equity security. The issuer of such debt securities, typically an investment banking firm, is unaffiliated with the issuer of the equity security to whose performance the debt security is linked. Equity-linked debt securities differ from ordinary debt securities in that the principal amount received at maturity is not fixed, but is based on the price of the linked equity security at the time the debt security matures. The performance of equity-linked debt securities depends primarily on the performance of the linked equity security and may also be influenced by interest rate changes. In addition, although the debt securities are typically adjusted for diluting events such as stock splits, stock dividends and certain other events affecting the market value of the linked equity security, the debt securities are not adjusted for subsequent issuances of the linked equity security for cash. Such an issuance could adversely affect the price of the debt security. In addition to the equity risk relating to the linked equity security, such debt securities are also subject to credit risk with regard to the issuer of the debt security. In general, however, such debt securities are less volatile than the equity securities to which they are linked.

         The Fund may invest in convertible securities. A convertible security is a bond, debenture, note, preferred stock or other security that may be converted into or exchanged for a prescribed amount of common stock of the same or different issuer within a particular period of time at a specified price or formula. Convertible securities generally have higher yields than common stocks of the same or similar issuers, but lower yields than comparable nonconvertible securities, are less subject to fluctuation in value than the underlying stock because they have fixed income characteristics, and provide the potential for capital appreciation if the market price of the underlying common stock increases.

         The value of a convertible security is influenced by changes in interest rates, with investment value declining as interest rates increase and increasing as interest rates decline. The credit standing of the issuer and other factors also may have an effect on the convertible security's investment value. A convertible security may be subject to redemption at the option of the issuer at a price established in the security's offering document. If a convertible security held by the Fund is called for redemption, the Fund will be required to convert it into the underlying stock, sell it to a third party or permit the issuer to redeem the security. Convertible securities are typically issued by smaller capitalized companies whose stock prices may be volatile. Thus, any of these actions could have an adverse effect on the Fund's ability to achieve its investment objectives.

         The Fund may also invest in a type of convertible preferred stock that pays a cumulative, fixed dividend that is senior to, and expected to be in excess of, the dividends paid on the common stock of the issuer. At the mandatory conversion date, the preferred stock is converted into not more than one share of the issuer's common stock at the call price that was established at the time the preferred stock was issued. If the price per share of the related common stock on the mandatory conversion date is less than the call price, the holder of the preferred stock will nonetheless receive only one share of common stock for each share of preferred stock (plus cash in the amount of any accrued but unpaid dividends). At any time prior to the mandatory conversion date, the issuer may redeem the preferred stock upon issuing to the holder a number of shares of common stock equal to the call price of the preferred stock in effect on the date of redemption divided by the market value of the common stock, with such market value typically determined one or two trading days prior to the date notice of redemption is given. The issuer must also pay the holder of the preferred stock cash in an amount equal to any accrued but unpaid dividends on the preferred stock. This convertible preferred stock is subject to the same market risk as the common stock of the issuer, except to the extent that such risk is mitigated by the higher dividend paid on the preferred stock. The opportunity for equity appreciation afforded by an investment in such convertible preferred stock, however, is limited, because in the event the market value of the issuer's common stock increases to or above the call price of the preferred stock, the issuer may (and would be expected to) call the preferred stock for redemption at the call price. This convertible preferred stock is also subject to credit risk with regard to the ability of the issuer to pay the dividend established upon issuance of the preferred stock. Generally, however, the market value of the convertible preferred stock is less volatile than the related common stock of the issuer.

         Please see the section entitled Taxation of the Fund for information regarding the new tax treatment of qualified dividend income as a result of the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003.

 

Specific Securities and Investment Practices

         Borrowing

         The Fund may borrow money for temporary, extraordinary or emergency purposes.

         Interest on money borrowed is an expense the Fund would not otherwise incur, so that it may have reduced net investment income during periods of outstanding borrowings. As such, its share price may be subject to greater fluctuation until the borrowing is paid off.

         Foreign Securities and Currencies

         The Fund may invest in the securities of foreign issuers, including depositary receipts. In general, depositary receipts are securities convertible into and evidencing ownership of securities of foreign corporate issuers, although depositary receipts may not necessarily be denominated in the same currency as the securities into which they may be converted. American depositary receipts, in registered form, are U. S. dollar-denominated receipts typically issued by a U.S. bank or trust company evidencing ownership of the underlying securities. International depositary receipts and European depositary receipts, in bearer form, are foreign receipts evidencing a similar arrangement and are designed for use by non-U.S. investors and traders in non-U.S. markets. Global depositary receipts are designed to facilitate the trading of securities of foreign issuers by U.S. and non-U.S. investors and traders.

         WRIMCO believes that there are investment opportunities as well as risks by investing in foreign securities. Individual foreign economies may differ favorably or unfavorably from the U.S. economy or each other in such matters as gross national product, rate of inflation, capital reinvestment, resource self-sufficiency and balance of payments position. Individual foreign companies may also differ favorably or unfavorably from domestic companies in the same industry. Foreign currencies may be stronger or weaker than the U.S. dollar or than each other. Thus, the value of securities denominated in or indexed to foreign currencies, and the value of dividends and interest from such securities, can change significantly when foreign currencies strengthen or weaken relative to the U.S. dollar. WRIMCO believes that the Fund's ability to invest its assets abroad might enable it to take advantage of these differences and strengths where they are favorable.

         However, foreign securities and foreign currencies involve additional significant risks, apart from the risks inherent in U.S. investments. Foreign securities markets generally have less trading volume and less liquidity than U.S. markets, and prices on some foreign markets can be highly volatile. Many foreign countries lack uniform accounting and disclosure standards comparable to those applicable to U.S. companies, and it may be more difficult to obtain reliable information regarding an issuer's financial conditions and operations. In addition, the costs of foreign investing, including withholding taxes, brokerage commissions and custodial costs, are generally higher than for U.S. investments.

         Foreign markets may offer less protection to investors than U.S. markets. Foreign issuers, brokers and securities markets may be subject to less government supervision. Foreign security trading practices, including those involving the release of assets in advance of payment, may involve increased risks in the event of a failed trade or the insolvency of a broker-dealer, and may involve substantial delays. It may also be difficult to enforce legal rights in foreign countries.

         Investing abroad also involves different political and economic risks. Foreign investments may be affected by actions of foreign governments adverse to the interests of U.S. investors, including the possibility of expropriation or nationalization of assets, confiscatory taxation, restrictions on U.S. investment or on the ability to repatriate assets or convert currency into U.S. dollars, or other government intervention. There may be greater possibility of default by foreign governments or government-sponsored enterprises. Investments in foreign countries also involve a risk of local political, economic, or social instability, military action or unrest, or adverse diplomatic developments. There is no assurance that WRIMCO will be able to anticipate these potential events or counter their effects.

         The considerations noted above generally are intensified in developing countries. A developing country is a nation that, in WRIMCO's opinion, is likely to experience long-term gross domestic product growth above that expected to occur in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada. Developing countries may have relatively unstable governments, economies based on only a few industries and securities markets that trade a small number of securities.

         Certain foreign securities impose restrictions on transfer within the United States or to U.S. persons. Although securities subject to transfer restrictions may be marketable abroad, they may be less liquid than foreign securities of the same class that are not subject to such restrictions.

         The Fund may purchase and sell foreign currency and invest in foreign currency deposits and may enter into forward currency contracts. The Fund may incur a transaction charge in connection with the exchange of currency. Currency conversion involves dealer spreads and other costs, although commissions are not usually charged. See, Options, Futures and Other Strategies - Forward Currency Contracts.

         As a general rule, the country assigned to a security is the issuer's country of domicile, as reflected by a third party source (e.g., Bloomberg). However, pursuant to adopted procedures, WRIMCO may request a different country designation due to certain identified circumstances, including: (i) the country in which the security is principally traded (determined based on a percentage of the total volume traded); or (ii) the country from which the issuer, during the issuer's most recent fiscal year, derived at least 50% of its revenues or profits (from goods produced or sold, investments made, or services performed) or that have at least 50% of their assets in that country or region. The request to change a security's country designation must be delivered to the Fund's Treasurer and to the Fund's Chief Compliance Officer for approval.

         Investments in obligations of domestic branches of foreign banks will be considered domestic securities if WRIMCO has determined that the nature and extent of Federal and state regulation and supervision of the branch in question is substantially equivalent to Federal or state chartered domestic banks doing business in the same jurisdiction.

         Illiquid Investments

         Illiquid investments are investments that cannot be sold or otherwise disposed of in the ordinary course of business within seven days at approximately the price at which they are valued. Investments currently considered to be illiquid include:

(1)

repurchase agreements not terminable within seven days;

(2)

restricted securities not determined to be liquid pursuant to guidelines established by the Fund's Board of Directors;

(3)

non-government stripped fixed-rate mortgage-backed securities;

(4)

bank deposits, unless they are payable at principal amount plus accrued interest on demand or within seven days after demand;

(5)

over-the-counter (OTC) options (options not traded on an exchange) and their underlying collateral;

(6)

securities for which market quotations are not readily available; and

(7)

securities involved in swap, cap, floor and collar transactions.

 

         The assets used as cover for OTC options written by the Fund will be considered illiquid unless the OTC options are sold to qualified dealers who agree that the Fund may repurchase any OTC option it writes at a maximum price to be calculated by a formula set forth in the option agreement. The cover for an OTC option written subject to this procedure would be considered illiquid only to the extent that the maximum repurchase price under the formula exceeds the intrinsic value of the option.

         If through a change in values, net assets, or other circumstances, the Fund were in a position where more than 15% of its net assets were invested in illiquid securities, it would seek to take appropriate steps to protect liquidity.

         Indexed Securities

         The Fund may purchase indexed securities subject to its operating policy regarding derivative instruments. Indexed securities are securities the value of which varies in relation to the value of other securities, securities indexes, currencies, precious metals or other commodities, or other financial indicators. Indexed securities typically, but not always, are debt securities or deposits whose value at maturity or coupon rate is determined by reference to a specific instrument or statistic. The performance of indexed securities depends to a great extent on the performance of the security, currency or other instrument to which they are indexed and may also be influenced by interest rate changes in the United States and abroad. At the same time, indexed securities are subject to the credit risks associated with the issuer of the security and their values may decline substantially if the issuer's creditworthiness deteriorates. Indexed securities may be more volatile than the underlying investments. Currency-indexed securities typically are short-term to intermediate-term debt securities whose maturity values or interest rates are determined by reference to the values of one or more specified foreign currencies, and may offer higher yields than U.S. dollar-denominated securities of equivalent issuers. Currency-indexed securities may be positively or negatively indexed; that is, their maturity value may increase when the specified currency value increases, resulting in a security that performs similarly to a foreign-denominated instrument, or their maturity value may decline when foreign currencies increase, resulting in a security whose price characteristics are similar to a put on the underlying currency. Currency-indexed securities may also have prices that depend on the values of a number of different foreign currencies relative to each other.

         Recent issuers of indexed securities have included banks, corporations, and certain U.S. Government agencies. Certain indexed securities that are not traded on an established market may be deemed illiquid.

         Investment Company Securities

         The Fund may purchase securities of investment companies. As a shareholder in an investment company, the Fund would bear its pro rata share of that investment company's expenses, which could result in duplication of certain fees, including management and administrative fees.

         Exchange Traded Funds. The Fund may invest in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) as a means of tracking the performance of a designated stock index while maintaining liquidity. For example, the Fund may invest in S&P 500 Depositary Receipts (SPDRs), which track the S&P 500 Index; S&P MidCap 400 Depositary Receipts (MidCap SPDRs), which track the S&P MidCap 400 Index; and "Dow Industrial Diamonds," which track the Dow Jones Industrial Average, or in other ETFs which track indexes, provided that such investments are consistent with the Fund's investment objective as determined by WRIMCO. Each of these securities represents shares of ownership of a long-term unit investment trust that holds all of the stock included in the relevant underlying index. Since most ETFs are a type of investment company, the Fund's purchases of ETF shares are subject to its non-fundamental investment restrictions regarding investments in other investment companies.

         ETFs carry a price which equals a specified fraction of the value of the designated index and are exchange traded. As with other equity transactions, brokers charge a commission in connection with the purchase of ETFs. In addition, an asset management fee is charged in connection with the underlying unit investment trust (which is in addition to the investment management fee paid by the Fund).

         Trading costs for ETFs are somewhat higher than those for stock index futures contracts, but, because ETFs trade like other exchange-listed equities, they represent a quick and convenient method of maximizing the use of the Fund's assets to track the return of a particular stock index.

         Investments in an ETF generally present the same primary risks as investments in a conventional fund, which are not exchange traded. The price of an ETF can fluctuate, and the Fund could lose money investing in an ETF. In addition, ETFs are subject to the following risks that do not apply to conventional funds: (i) the market price of the ETFs shares may trade at a premium or discount to their net asset value; (ii) an active trading market for an ETF's shares may not develop or be maintained; or (iii) trading of an ETF's shares may be halted if the listing exchange's officials deem such action appropriate, the shares are delisted from the exchange, or the activation of market-wide "circuit breakers" (which are tied to large decreases in stock prices) halts stock trading generally.

         Lending Securities

         Securities loans may be made on a short-term or long-term basis for the purpose of increasing the Fund's income. If the Fund lends securities, the borrower pays the Fund an amount equal to the dividends or interest on the securities that the Fund would have received if it had not lent the securities. The Fund also receives additional compensation. Under the Fund's current securities lending procedures, the Fund may lend securities only to broker-dealers and financial institutions deemed creditworthy by WRIMCO. The creditworthiness of entities to which the Fund makes loans of portfolio securities is monitored by WRIMCO throughout the term of the loan.

         Any securities loans that the Fund makes must be collateralized in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements (the Guidelines). At the time of each loan, the Fund must receive collateral equal to no less than 100% of the market value of the securities lent. Under the present Guidelines, the collateral must consist of cash, U.S. Government securities or bank letters of credit, at least equal in value to the market value of the securities lent on each day that the loan is outstanding. If the market value of the lent securities exceeds the value of the collateral, the borrower must add more collateral so that it at least equals the market value of the securities lent. If the market value of the securities decreases, the borrower is entitled to a return of the excess collateral.

         There are two methods of receiving compensation for making loans. The first is to receive a negotiated loan fee from the borrower. This method is available for all three types of collateral. The second method, which is not available when letters of credit are used as collateral, is for the Fund to receive interest on the investment of the cash collateral or to receive interest on the U.S. Government securities used as collateral. Part of the interest received in either case may be shared with the borrower.

         The letters of credit that the Fund may accept as collateral are agreements by banks (other than the borrowers of the Fund's securities), entered into at the request of the borrower and for its account and risk, under which the banks are obligated to pay to the Fund, while the letter is in effect, amounts demanded by the Fund if the demand meets the terms of the letter. The Fund's right to make this demand secures the borrower's obligations to it. The terms of any such letters and the creditworthiness of the banks providing them (which might include the Fund's custodian bank) must be satisfactory to WRIMCO. The Fund will make loans only under rules of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), which presently require the borrower to give the securities back to the Fund within five business days after the Fund gives notice to do so. If the Fund loses its voting rights on securities loaned, it will have the securities returned to it in time to vote them if a material event affecting the investment is to be voted on. The Fund may pay reasonable finder's, administrative and custodian fees in connection with loans of securities.

         Some, but not all, of these rules are necessary to meet requirements of certain laws relating to securities loans. These rules will not be changed unless the change is permitted under these requirements. The requirements do not cover the rules which may be changed without shareholder vote as to (1) whom securities may be lent, (2) the investment of cash collateral, or (3) voting rights.

         There may be risks of delay in receiving additional collateral from the borrower if the market value of the securities lent increases, as well as risks of delay in recovering the securities lent or even loss of rights in collateral should the borrower fail financially.

         Money Market Instruments

         Money market instruments are high-quality, short-term debt instruments that generally present minimal credit risk. They may include U.S. government securities, commercial paper and other short-term corporate obligations, certificates of deposit and other financial institution obligations. These instruments may carry fixed or variable interest rates.

         Mortgage-Backed and Asset-Backed Securities

         Mortgage-Backed Securities. Mortgage-backed securities represent direct or indirect participations in, or are secured by and payable from, mortgage loans secured by real property and include single- and multi-class pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations. Multi-class pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations are collectively referred to in this SAI as CMOs. Some CMOs are directly supported by other CMOs, which in turn are supported by mortgage pools. Investors typically receive payments out of the interest and principal on the underlying mortgages. The portions of the payments that investors receive, as well as the priority of their rights to receive payments, are determined by the specific terms of the CMO class.

         The U.S. Government mortgage-backed securities in which the Fund may invest include mortgage-backed securities issued or guaranteed as to the payment of principal and interest (but not as to market value) by the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae), or Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac). Other mortgage-backed securities are issued by private issuers, generally originators of and investors in mortgage loans, including savings associations, mortgage bankers, commercial banks, investment bankers and special purpose entities. Payments of principal and interest (but not the market value) of such private mortgage-backed securities may be supported by pools of mortgage loans or other mortgage-backed securities that are guaranteed, directly or indirectly, by the U.S. Government or one of its agencies or instrumentalities, or they may be issued without any government guarantee of the underlying mortgage assets but with some form of non-government credit enhancement. These credit enhancements do not protect investors from changes in market value.

         The Fund may purchase mortgage-backed securities issued by both government and non-government entities such as banks, mortgage lenders or other financial institutions. Other types of mortgage-backed securities will likely be developed in the future, and the Fund may so invest as long as WRIMCO determines that such investments are consistent with the Fund's goals and investment policies.

         Stripped Mortgage-Backed Securities. Stripped mortgage-backed securities are created when a U.S. Government agency or a financial institution separates the interest and principal components of a mortgage-backed security and sells them as individual securities. The holder of the principal-only security (PO) receives the principal payments made by the underlying mortgage-backed security, while the holder of the interest-only security (IO) receives interest payments from the same underlying security.

         For example, IO classes are entitled to receive all or a portion of the interest, but none (or only a nominal amount) of the principal payments, from the underlying mortgage assets. If the mortgage assets underlying an IO experience greater than anticipated principal prepayments, then the total amount of interest allocable to the IO class, and therefore the yield to investors, generally will be reduced. In some instances, an investor in an IO may fail to recoup all of the investor's initial investment, even if the security is guaranteed by the U.S. Government or considered to be of the highest quality. Conversely, PO classes are entitled to receive all or a portion of the principal payments, but none of the interest, from the underlying mortgage assets. PO classes are purchased at substantial discounts from par, and the yield to investors will be reduced if principal payments are slower than expected. IOs, POs and other CMOs involve special risks, and evaluating them requires special knowledge.

         Asset-Backed Securities. Asset-backed securities have structural characteristics similar to mortgage-backed securities, as discussed above. However, the underlying assets are not first lien mortgage loans or interests therein, but include assets such as motor vehicle installment sales contracts, other installment sale contracts, home equity loans, leases of various types of real and personal property and receivables from revolving credit (credit card) agreements. Such assets are securitized through the use of trusts or special purpose corporations. Payments or distributions of principal and interest may be guaranteed up to a certain amount and for a certain time period by a letter of credit or pool insurance policy issued by a financial institution unaffiliated with the issuer, or other credit enhancements may be present. The value of asset-backed securities may also depend on the creditworthiness of the servicing agent for the loan pool, the originator of the loans or the financial institution providing the credit enhancement.

         Special Characteristics of Mortgage-Backed and Asset-Backed Securities. The yield characteristics of mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities differ from those of traditional debt securities. Among the major differences are that interest and principal payments are made more frequently, usually monthly, and that principal may be prepaid at any time because the underlying mortgage loans or other obligations generally may be prepaid at any time. Prepayments on a pool of mortgage loans are influenced by a variety of economic, geographic, social and other factors, including changes in mortgagors' housing needs, job transfers, unemployment, mortgagors' net equity in the mortgaged properties and servicing decisions. Generally, however, prepayments on fixed-rate mortgage loans will increase during a period of falling interest rates and decrease during a period of rising interest rates. Similar factors apply to prepayments on asset-backed securities, but the receivables underlying asset-backed securities generally are of a shorter maturity and thus are likely to experience substantial prepayments. Such securities, however, often provide that for a specified time period the issuers will replace receivables in the pool that are repaid with comparable obligations. If the issuer is unable to do so, repayment of principal on the asset-backed securities may commence at an earlier date.

         The rate of interest on mortgage-backed securities is lower than the interest rates paid on the mortgages included in the underlying pool due to the annual fees paid to the servicer of the mortgage pool for passing through monthly payments to certificate holders and to any guarantor and due to any yield retained by the issuer. Actual yield to the holder may vary from the coupon rate, even if adjustable, if the mortgage-backed securities are purchased or traded in the secondary market at a premium or discount. In addition, there is normally some delay between the time the issuer receives mortgage payments from the servicer and the time the issuer makes the payments on the mortgage-backed securities, and this delay reduces the effective yield to the holder of such securities.

         Yields on pass-through securities are typically quoted by investment dealers and vendors based on the maturity of the underlying instruments and the associated average life assumption. The average life of pass-through pools varies with the maturities of the underlying mortgage loans. A pool's term may be shortened by unscheduled or early payments of principal on the underlying mortgages. Because prepayment rates of individual pools vary widely, it is not possible to predict accurately the average life of a particular pool. In the past, a common industry practice has been to assume that prepayments on pools of fixed-rate 30-year mortgages would result in a 12-year average life for the pool. At present, mortgage pools, particularly those with loans with other maturities or different characteristics, are priced on an assumption of average life determined for each pool. In periods of declining interest rates, the rate of prepayment tends to increase, thereby shortening the actual average life of a pool of mortgage-related securities. Conversely, in periods of rising interest rates, the rate of prepayment tends to decrease, thereby lengthening the actual average life of the pool. Changes in the rate or speed of these payments can cause the value of the mortgage backed securities to fluctuate rapidly. However, these effects may not be present, or may differ in degree, if the mortgage loans in the pools have adjustable interest rates or other special payment terms, such as a prepayment charge. Actual prepayment experience may cause the yield of mortgage-backed securities to differ from the assumed average life yield.

         The market for privately issued mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities is smaller and less liquid than the market for U.S. Government mortgage-backed securities. CMO classes may be specifically structured in a manner that provides any of a wide variety of investment characteristics, such as yield, effective maturity and interest rate sensitivity. As market conditions change, however, and especially during periods of rapid or unanticipated changes in market interest rates, the attractiveness of some CMO classes and the ability of the structure to provide the anticipated investment characteristics may be reduced. These changes can result in volatility in the market value and in some instances reduced liquidity, of the CMO class.

         Natural Resources and Physical Commodities

         Since the Fund normally invests a substantial portion of its assets in securities of companies engaged in natural resources activities, the Fund may be subject to greater risks and market fluctuations than funds with more diversified portfolios. The value of the Fund's securities will fluctuate in response to market conditions generally, and will be particularly sensitive to the markets for those natural resources in which a particular issuer is involved. The values of natural resources may also fluctuate directly with respect to real and perceived inflationary trends and various political developments. In selecting the Fund's portfolio of investments, WRIMCO will consider each company's ability to create new products, secure any necessary regulatory approvals, and generate sufficient customer demand. A company's failure to perform well in any one of these areas, however, could cause its stock to decline sharply.

         Natural resource industries throughout the world may be subject to greater political, environmental and other governmental regulation than many other industries. Changes in governmental policies and the need for regulatory approvals may have an adverse effect on the products and services of natural resources companies. For example, the exploration, development and distribution of coal, oil and gas in the United States are subject to significant Federal and state regulation, which may affect rates of return on such investments and the kinds of services that may be offered to companies in those industries. In addition, many natural resource companies have been subject to significant costs associated with compliance with environmental and other safety regulations. Such regulations may also hamper the development of new technologies. The direction, type or effect of any future regulations affecting natural resource industries are virtually impossible to predict.

         The Fund's investments in physical commodities are considered speculative and subject to special risk considerations, including substantial price fluctuations over short periods of time. On the other hand, investments in physical commodities could help to moderate fluctuations in the value of the Fund's portfolio. Because commodities do not generate investment income, however, the return on such investments will be derived solely from the appreciation and depreciation on such investments. The Fund may also incur storage and other costs relating to its investments in commodities, which may, under certain circumstances, exceed custodial and brokerage costs associated with investments in other types of securities. When the Fund purchases a commodity, WRIMCO currently intends that it will only be in a form that is readily marketable. Under current U.S. tax law, the Fund may not receive more than 10% of its yearly income from gains resulting from selling precious metals or any other physical commodity. Accordingly, the Fund may be required to hold its commodities or sell them at a loss, or to sell its portfolio securities at a gain, when for investment reasons it would not otherwise do so.

         Options, Futures and Other Strategies

         General. WRIMCO may use certain options, futures contracts (sometimes referred to as futures), options on futures contracts, forward currency contracts, swaps, caps, floors, collars, indexed securities and other derivative instruments (collectively, Financial Instruments) to attempt to enhance income or yield or to attempt to hedge the Fund's investments. The strategies described below may be used in an attempt to manage the risks of the Fund's investments that can affect fluctuation in its net asset value (NAV).

         Generally, the Fund may purchase and sell any type of Financial Instrument. However, as an operating policy, the Fund will only purchase or sell a particular Financial Instrument if the Fund is authorized to invest in the type of asset by which the return on, or value of, the Financial Instrument is primarily measured. Since the Fund is authorized to invest in foreign securities denominated in other currencies, it may purchase and sell foreign currency derivatives.

         Hedging strategies can be broadly categorized as short hedges and long hedges. A short hedge is a purchase or sale of a Financial Instrument intended partially or fully to offset potential declines in the value of one or more investments held in the Fund's portfolio. Thus, in a short hedge, the Fund takes a position in a Financial Instrument whose price is expected to move in the opposite direction of the price of the investment being hedged.

         Conversely, a long hedge is a purchase or sale of a Financial Instrument intended partially or fully to offset potential increases in the acquisition cost of one or more investments that the Fund intends to acquire. Thus, in a long hedge, the Fund takes a position in a Financial Instrument whose price is expected to move in the same direction as the price of the prospective investment being hedged. A long hedge is sometimes referred to as an anticipatory hedge. In an anticipatory hedge transaction, the Fund does not own a corresponding security and, therefore, the transaction does not relate to a security the Fund owns. Rather, it relates to a security that the Fund intends to acquire. If the Fund does not complete the hedge by purchasing the security it anticipated purchasing, the effect on the Fund's holdings is the same as if the transaction were entered into for speculative purposes.

         Financial Instruments on securities generally are used to attempt to hedge against price movements in one or more particular securities positions that the Fund owns or intends to acquire. Financial Instruments on indexes, in contrast, generally are used to attempt to hedge against price movements in market sectors in which the Fund has invested or expects to invest. Financial Instruments on debt securities may be used to hedge either individual securities or broad debt market sectors.

         The use of Financial Instruments is subject to applicable regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the several exchanges upon which they are traded and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The Fund has claimed an exclusion from the definition of the term "commodity pool operator" under the Commodity Exchange Act and the regulations thereunder and, therefore, are not subject to registration or regulation as a commodity pool operator under such Act. In addition, the Fund's ability to use Financial Instruments is limited by tax considerations. See Taxation of the Fund.

         In addition to the instruments, strategies and risks described below, WRIMCO expects to discover additional opportunities in connection with Financial Instruments and other similar or related techniques. These new opportunities may become available as new techniques are developed, as regulatory authorities broaden the range of permitted transactions and as new Financial Instruments or other techniques are developed. WRIMCO may utilize these opportunities to the extent that they are consistent with the Fund's objective and permitted by the Fund's investment limitations and applicable regulatory authorities. The Fund might not use any of these strategies, and there can be no assurance that any strategy used will succeed. The Fund's Prospectus or SAI will be supplemented to the extent that new products or techniques involve materially different risks than those described below or in the Prospectus.

         Special Risks. The use of Financial Instruments involves special considerations and risks, certain of which are described below. In general, these techniques may increase the volatility of the Fund and may involve a small investment of cash relative to the magnitude of the risk assumed. Risks pertaining to particular Financial Instruments are described in the sections that follow:

         (1)         Successful use of most Financial Instruments depends upon WRIMCO's ability to predict movements of the overall securities, currency and interest rate markets, which requires different skills than predicting changes in the prices of individual securities. There can be no assurance that any particular strategy will succeed, and use of Financial Instruments could result in a loss, regardless of whether the intent was to reduce risk or increase return.

         (2)         There might be imperfect correlation, or even no correlation, between price movements of a Financial Instrument and price movements of the investments being hedged. For example, if the value of a Financial Instrument used in a short hedge increased by less than the decline in value of the hedged investment, the hedge would not be fully successful. Such a lack of correlation might occur due to factors unrelated to the value of the investments being hedged, such as speculation or other pressures on the markets in which Financial Instruments are traded. The effectiveness of hedges using Financial Instruments on indexes will depend on the degree of correlation between price movements in the index and price movements in the securities being hedged.

         Because there are a limited number of types of exchange-traded options and futures contracts, it is likely that the standardized contracts available will not match the Fund's current or anticipated investments exactly. The Fund may invest in options and futures contracts based on securities with different issuers, maturities, or other characteristics from the securities in which it typically invests, which involves a risk that the options or futures position will not track the performance of the Fund's other investments.

         Options and futures prices can also diverge from the prices of their underlying instruments, even if the underlying instruments match the Fund's investments well. Options and futures prices are affected by such factors as current and anticipated short-term interest rates, changes in volatility of the underlying instrument, and the time remaining until expiration of the contract, which may not affect security prices the same way. Imperfect correlation may also result from differing levels of demand in the options and futures markets and the securities markets, from structural differences in how options and futures and securities are traded, or from imposition of daily price fluctuation limits or trading halts. The Fund may purchase or sell options and futures contracts with a greater or lesser value than the securities it wishes to hedge or intends to purchase in order to attempt to compensate for differences in volatility between the contract and the securities, although this may not be successful in all cases. If price changes in the Fund's options or futures positions are poorly correlated with its other investments, the positions may fail to produce anticipated gains or result in losses that are not offset by gains in other investments.

         (3)         If successful, the above-discussed strategies can reduce risk of loss by wholly or partially offsetting the negative effect of unfavorable price movements. However, such strategies can also reduce opportunity for gain by offsetting the positive effect of favorable price movements. For example, if the Fund entered into a short hedge because WRIMCO projected a decline in the price of a security in the Fund's portfolio, and the price of that security increased instead, the gain from that increase might be wholly or partially offset by a decline in the price of the Financial Instrument. Moreover, if the price of the Financial Instrument declined by more than the increase in the price of the security, the Fund could suffer a loss. In either such case, the Fund would have been in a better position had it not attempted to hedge at all.

         (4)         As described below, the Fund might be required to maintain assets as cover, maintain segregated accounts or make margin payments when it takes positions in Financial Instruments involving obligations to third parties (i.e., Financial Instruments other than purchased options). If the Fund were unable to close out its positions in such Financial Instruments, it might be required to continue to maintain such assets or accounts or make such payments until the position expired or matured. These requirements might impair the Fund's ability to sell a portfolio security or make an investment at a time when it would otherwise be favorable to do so, or require that the Fund sell a portfolio security at a disadvantageous time.

         (5)         The Fund's ability to close out a position in a Financial Instrument prior to expiration or maturity depends on the existence of a liquid secondary market or, in the absence of such a market, the ability and willingness of the other party to the transaction (counterparty) to enter into a transaction closing out the position. Therefore, there is no assurance that any position can be closed out at a time and price that is favorable to the Fund.

         Cover. Transactions using Financial Instruments, other than purchased options, expose the Fund to an obligation to another party. The Fund will comply with SEC guidelines regarding cover for these instruments and will, if the guidelines so require, set aside cash or liquid assets in an account with its custodian in the prescribed amount as determined daily. The Fund will not enter into any such transactions unless it owns either (1) an offsetting (covered) position in securities, currencies or other options, futures contracts or forward contracts, or (2) cash and liquid assets with a value, marked-to-market daily, sufficient to cover its potential obligations to the extent not covered as provided in (1) above.

         Assets used as cover or held in an account cannot be sold while the position in the corresponding Financial Instrument is open, unless they are replaced with other appropriate assets. As a result, the commitment of a large portion of the Fund's assets to cover or to segregated accounts could impede portfolio management or the Fund's ability to meet redemption requests or other current obligations.

         Options. A call option gives the purchaser the right to buy, and obligates the writer to sell, the underlying investment at the agreed-upon price during the option period. A put option gives the purchaser the right to sell, and obligates the writer to buy, the underlying investment at the agreed-upon price during the option period. Purchasers of options pay an amount, known as a premium, to the option writer in exchange for the right under the option contract.

         The purchase of call options can serve as a long hedge, and the purchase of put options can serve as a short hedge. Writing put or call options can enable the Fund to enhance income or yield by reason of the premiums paid by the purchasers of such options. However, if the market price of the security underlying a put option declines to less than the exercise price of the option, minus the premium received, the Fund would expect to suffer a loss.

         Writing call options can serve as a limited short hedge, because declines in the value of the hedged investment would be offset to the extent of the premium received for writing the option. However, if the security or currency appreciates to a price higher than the exercise price of the call option, it can be expected that the option will be exercised and the Fund will be obligated to sell the security or currency at less than its market value. If the call option is an OTC option, the securities or other assets used as cover would be considered illiquid to the extent described under Illiquid Investments.

         Writing put options can serve as a limited long hedge because increases in the value of the hedged investment would be offset to the extent of the premium received for writing the option. However, if the security or currency depreciates to a price lower than the exercise price of the put option, it can be expected that the put option will be exercised and the Fund will be obligated to purchase the security or currency at more than its market value. If the put option is an OTC option, the securities or other assets used as cover would be considered illiquid to the extent described under Illiquid Investments.

         The value of an option position will reflect, among other things, the current market value of the underlying investment, the time remaining until expiration, the relationship of the exercise price to the market price of the underlying investment, the historical price volatility of the underlying investment and general market conditions. Options that expire unexercised have no value.

         The Fund may effectively terminate its right or obligation under an option by entering into a closing transaction. For example, the Fund may terminate its obligation under a call or put option that it had written by purchasing an identical call or put option; this is known as a closing purchase transaction. Conversely, the Fund may terminate a position in a put or call option it had purchased by writing an identical put or call option; this is known as a closing sale transaction. Closing transactions permit the Fund to realize profits or limit losses on an option position prior to its exercise or expiration.

         A type of put that the Fund may purchase is an optional delivery standby commitment, which is entered into by parties selling debt securities to the Fund. An optional delivery standby commitment gives the Fund the right to sell the security back to the seller on specified terms. This right is provided as an inducement to purchase the security.

         Risks of Options on Securities. Options offer large amounts of leverage, which will result in the Fund's NAV being more sensitive to changes in the value of the related instrument. The Fund may purchase or write both exchange-traded and OTC options. Exchange-traded options in the United States are issued by a clearing organization affiliated with the exchange on which the option is listed that, in effect, guarantees completion of every exchange-traded option transaction. In contrast, OTC options are contracts between the Fund and its counterparty (usually a securities dealer or a bank) with no clearing organization guarantee. Thus, when the Fund purchases an OTC option, it relies on the counterparty from whom it purchased the option to make or take delivery of the underlying investment upon exercise of the option. Failure by the counterparty to do so would result in the loss of any premium paid by the Fund as well as the loss of any expected benefit of the transaction.

         The Fund's ability to establish and close out positions in exchange-listed options depends on the existence of a liquid market, and there can be no assurance that such a market will exist at any particular time. Closing transactions can be made for OTC options only by negotiating directly with the counterparty, or by a transaction in the secondary market if any such market exists. There can be no assurance that the Fund will in fact be able to close out an OTC option position at a favorable price prior to expiration. In the event of insolvency of the counterparty, the Fund might be unable to close out an OTC option position at any time prior to its expiration.

         If the Fund were unable to effect a closing transaction for an option it had purchased, it would have to exercise the option to realize any profit. The inability to enter into a closing purchase transaction for a covered call option written by the Fund could cause material losses because the Fund would be unable to sell the investment used as cover for the written option until the option expires or is exercised.

         Options on Indexes. Puts and calls on indexes are similar to puts and calls on securities or futures contracts except that all settlements are in cash and gain or loss depends on changes in the index in question rather than on price movements in individual securities or futures contracts. When the Fund writes a call on an index, it receives a premium and agrees that, prior to the expiration date, the purchaser of the call, upon exercise of the call, will receive from the Fund an amount of cash if the closing level of the index upon which the call is based is greater than the exercise price of the call. The amount of cash is equal to the difference between the closing price of the index and the exercise price of the call times a specified multiple (multiplier), which determines the total dollar value for each point of such difference. When the Fund buys a call on an index, it pays a premium and has the same rights as to such call as are indicated above. When the Fund buys a put on an index, it pays a premium and has the right, prior to the expiration date, to require the seller of the put, upon the Fund's exercise of the put, to deliver to the Fund an amount of cash if the closing level of the index upon which the put is based is less than the exercise price of the put, which amount of cash is determined by the multiplier, as described above for calls. When the Fund writes a put on an index, it receives a premium and the purchaser of the put has the right, prior to the expiration date, to require the Fund to deliver to it an amount of cash equal to the difference between the closing level of the index and the exercise price times the multiplier if the closing level is less than the exercise price.

         Risks of Options on Indexes. The risks of investment in options on indexes may be greater than options on securities. Because index options are settled in cash, when the Fund writes a call on an index it cannot provide in advance for its potential settlement obligations by acquiring and holding the underlying securities. The Fund can offset some of the risk of writing a call index option by holding a diversified portfolio of securities similar to those on which the underlying index is based. However, the Fund cannot, as a practical matter, acquire and hold a portfolio containing exactly the same securities as underlie the index and, as a result, bears a risk that the value of the securities held will vary from the value of the index.

         Even if the Fund could assemble a portfolio that exactly reproduced the composition of the underlying index, it still would not be fully covered from a risk standpoint because of the timing risk inherent in writing index options. When an index option is exercised, the amount of cash that the holder is entitled to receive is determined by the difference between the exercise price and the closing index level on the date when the option is exercised. As with other kinds of options, the Fund as the call writer will not learn that the Fund has been assigned until the next business day at the earliest. The time lag between exercise and notice of assignment poses no risk for the writer of a covered call on a specific underlying security, such as a common stock, because there the writer's obligation is to deliver the underlying security, not to pay its value as of a fixed time in the past. So long as the writer already owns the underlying security, it can satisfy its settlement obligations by simply delivering it, and the risk that its value may have declined since the exercise date is borne by the exercising holder. In contrast, even if the writer of an index call holds securities that exactly match the composition of the underlying index, it will not be able to satisfy its assignment obligations by delivering those securities against payment of the exercise price. Instead, it will be required to pay cash in an amount based on the closing index value on the exercise date. By the time it learns that it has been assigned, the index may have declined, with a corresponding decline in the value of its portfolio. This timing risk is an inherent limitation on the ability of index call writers to cover their risk exposure by holding securities positions.

         If the Fund has purchased an index option and exercises it before the closing index value for that day is available, it runs the risk that the level of the underlying index may subsequently change. If such a change causes the exercised option to fall out-of-the-money, the Fund will be required to pay the difference between the closing index value and the exercise price of the option (times the applicable multiplier) to the assigned writer.

         OTC Options. Unlike exchange-traded options, which are standardized with respect to the underlying instrument, expiration date, contract size and strike price, the terms of OTC options (options not traded on an exchange) generally are established through negotiation with the other party to the option contract. While this type of arrangement allows the Fund great flexibility to tailor the option to its needs, OTC options generally involve greater risk than exchange-traded options, which are guaranteed by the clearing organization of the exchanges where they are traded.

         Generally, OTC foreign currency options used by the Fund are European-style options. This means that the option is only exercisable immediately prior to its expiration. This is in contrast to American-style options, which are exercisable at any time prior to the expiration date of the option.

         Futures Contracts and Options on Futures Contracts. The purchase of futures contracts or call options on futures contracts can serve as a long hedge, and the sale of futures contracts or the purchase of put options on a futures contract can serve as a short hedge. Writing call options on futures contracts can serve as a limited short hedge, using a strategy similar to that used for writing call options on securities or indexes. Similarly, writing put options on futures contracts can serve as a limited long hedge. Futures contracts and options on futures contracts can also be purchased and sold to attempt to enhance income or yield.

         In addition, futures contract strategies can be used to manage the average duration of the Fund's fixed-income portfolio. If WRIMCO wishes to shorten the average duration of the Fund's fixed-income portfolio, the Fund may sell a debt futures contract or a call option thereon, or purchase a put option on that futures contract. If WRIMCO wishes to lengthen the average duration of the Fund's fixed-income portfolio, the Fund may buy a debt futures contract or a call option thereon, or sell a put option thereon.

         No price is paid upon entering into a futures contract. Instead, at the inception of a futures contract the Fund is required to deposit initial margin in an amount generally equal to 10% or less of the contract value. Margin must also be deposited when writing a call or put option on a futures contract, in accordance with applicable exchange rules. Unlike margin in securities transactions, initial margin on futures contracts does not represent a borrowing, but rather is in the nature of a performance bond or good-faith deposit that is returned to the Fund at the termination of the transaction if all contractual obligations have been satisfied. Under certain circumstances, such as periods of high volatility, the Fund may be required by an exchange to increase the level of its initial margin payment, and initial margin requirements might be increased generally in the future by regulatory action.

         Subsequent variation margin payments are made to and from the futures broker daily as the value of the futures position varies, a process known as marking-to-market. Variation margin does not involve borrowing, but rather represents a daily settlement of the Fund's obligations to or from a futures broker. When the Fund purchases an option on a futures contract, the premium paid plus transaction costs is all that is at risk. In contrast, when the Fund purchases or sells a futures contract or writes a call or put option thereon, it is subject to daily variation margin calls that could be substantial in the event of adverse price movements. If the Fund has insufficient cash to meet daily variation margin requirements, it might need to sell securities at a time when such sales are disadvantageous.

         Purchasers and sellers of futures contracts and options on futures contracts can enter into offsetting closing transactions, similar to closing transactions on options, by selling or purchasing, respectively, an instrument identical to the instrument purchased or sold. Positions in futures contracts and options on futures contracts may be closed only on an exchange or board of trade that provides a secondary market. However, there can be no assurance that a liquid secondary market will exist for a particular contract at a particular time. In such event, it may not be possible to close a futures contract or options position.

         Under certain circumstances, futures contracts exchanges may establish daily limits on the amount that the price of a futures contract or an option on a futures contract can vary from the previous day's settlement price; once that limit is reached, no trades may be made that day at a price beyond the limit. Daily price limits do not limit potential losses because prices could move to the daily limit for several consecutive days with little or no trading, thereby preventing liquidation of unfavorable positions.

         If the Fund were unable to liquidate a futures contract or an option on a futures position due to the absence of a liquid secondary market or the imposition of price limits, it could incur substantial losses. The Fund would continue to be subject to market risk with respect to the position. In addition, except in the case of purchased options, the Fund would continue to be required to make daily variation margin payments and might be required to maintain the position being hedged by the futures contract or option or to maintain cash or liquid assets in an account.

         Risks of Futures Contracts and Options Thereon. The ordinary spreads between prices in the cash and futures markets (including the options on futures market), due to differences in the natures of those markets, are subject to the following factors which may create distortions. First, all participants in the futures market are subject to margin deposit and maintenance requirements. Rather than meeting additional margin deposit requirements, investors may close futures contracts through offsetting transactions, which could distort the normal relationship between the cash and futures markets. Second, the liquidity of the futures market depends on participants entering into offsetting transactions rather than making or taking delivery. To the extent participants decide to make or take delivery, liquidity in the futures market could be reduced, thus producing distortion. Third, from the point of view of speculators, the deposit requirements in the futures market are less onerous than margin requirements in the securities market. Therefore, increased participation by speculators in the futures market may cause temporary price distortions. Due to the possibility of distortion, a correct forecast of general interest rate, currency exchange rate or stock market trends by WRIMCO may still not result in a successful transaction. WRIMCO may be incorrect in its expectations as to the extent of various interest rate, currency exchange rate or stock market movements or the time span within which the movements take place.

         Index Futures. The risk of imperfect correlation between movements in the price of an index futures contract and movements in the price of the securities that are the subject of the hedge increases as the composition of the Fund's portfolio diverges from the securities included in the applicable index. The price of the index futures contract may move more than or less than the price of the securities being hedged. If the price of the index futures contract moves less than the price of the securities that are the subject of the hedge, the hedge will not be fully effective but, if the price of the securities being hedged has moved in an unfavorable direction, the Fund would be in a better position than if it had not hedged at all. If the price of the securities being hedged has moved in a favorable direction, this advantage will be partially offset by the futures contract. If the price of the futures contract moves more than the price of the securities, the Fund will experience either a loss or a gain on the futures contract that will not be completely offset by movements in the price of the securities that are the subject of the hedge. To compensate for the imperfect correlation of movements in the price of the securities being hedged and movements in the price of the index futures contract, the Fund may buy or sell index futures contracts in a greater dollar amount than the dollar amount of the securities being hedged if the historical volatility of the prices of the securities being hedged is more than the historical volatility of the prices of the securities included in the index. It is also possible that, where the Fund has sold index futures contracts to hedge against decline in the market, the market may advance and the value of the securities held in the portfolio may decline. If this occurred, the Fund would lose money on the futures contract and also experience a decline in value of its portfolio securities. However, while this could occur for a very brief period or to a very small degree, over time the value of a diversified portfolio of securities will tend to move in the same direction as the market indexes on which the futures contracts are based.

         Where index futures contracts are purchased to hedge against a possible increase in the price of securities before the Fund is able to invest in them in an orderly fashion, it is possible that the market may decline instead. If the Fund then concludes not to invest in them at that time because of concern as to possible further market decline or for other reasons, it will realize a loss on the futures contract that is not offset by a reduction in the price of the securities it had anticipated purchasing.

         Foreign Currency Hedging Strategies -- Special Considerations. The Fund may use options and futures contracts on foreign currencies (including the euro), as described above, and forward foreign currency contracts (forward currency contracts), as described below, to attempt to hedge against movements in the values of the foreign currencies in which the Fund's securities are denominated or to attempt to enhance income or yield. Currency hedges can protect against price movements in a security that the Fund owns or intends to acquire that are attributable to changes in the value of the currency in which it is denominated. Such hedges do not, however, protect against price movements in the securities that are attributable to other causes.

         The Fund might seek to hedge against changes in the value of a particular currency when no Financial Instruments on that currency are available or such Financial Instruments are more expensive than certain other Financial Instruments. In such cases, the Fund may seek to hedge against price movements in that currency by entering into transactions using Financial Instruments on another currency or a basket of currencies, the values of which WRIMCO believes will have a high degree of positive correlation to the value of the currency being hedged. The risk that movements in the price of the Financial Instrument will not correlate perfectly with movements in the price of the currency subject to the hedging transaction is magnified when this strategy is used.

         The value of Financial Instruments on foreign currencies depends on the value of the underlying currency relative to the U.S. dollar. Because foreign currency transactions occurring in the interbank market might involve substantially larger amounts than those involved in the use of such Financial Instruments, the Fund could be disadvantaged by having to deal in the odd lot market (generally consisting of transactions of less than $1 million) for the underlying foreign currencies at prices that are less favorable than for round lots.

         There is no systematic reporting of last sale information for foreign currencies or any regulatory requirement that quotations available through dealers or other market sources be firm or revised on a timely basis. Quotation information generally is representative of very large transactions in the interbank market and thus might not reflect odd-lot transactions where rates might be less favorable. The interbank market in foreign currencies is a global, round-the-clock market. To the extent the U.S. options or futures markets are closed while the markets for the underlying currencies remain open, significant price and rate movements might take place in the underlying markets that cannot be reflected in the markets for the Financial Instruments until they reopen.

         Settlement of transactions involving foreign currencies might be required to take place within the country issuing the underlying currency. Thus, the Fund might be required to accept or make delivery of the underlying foreign currency in accordance with any U.S. or foreign regulations regarding the maintenance of foreign banking arrangements by U.S. residents and might be required to pay any fees, taxes and charges associated with such delivery assessed in the issuing country.

         Forward Currency Contracts. The Fund may enter into forward currency contracts to purchase or sell foreign currencies for a fixed amount of U.S. dollars or another foreign currency. A forward currency contract involves an obligation to purchase or sell a specific currency at a future date, which may be any fixed number of days (term) from the date of the forward currency contract agreed upon by the parties, at a price set at the time of the forward currency contract. These forward currency contracts are traded directly between currency traders (usually large commercial banks) and their customers.

         Such transactions may serve as long hedges; for example, the Fund may purchase a forward currency contract to lock in the U.S. dollar price of a security denominated in a foreign currency that the Fund intends to acquire. Forward currency contract transactions may also serve as short hedges; for example, the Fund may sell a forward currency contract to lock in the U.S. dollar equivalent of the proceeds from the anticipated sale of a security or a dividend or interest payment denominated in a foreign currency.

         The Fund may also use forward currency contracts to hedge against a decline in the value of existing investments denominated in foreign currency. For example, if the Fund owned securities denominated in euros, it could enter into a forward currency contract to sell euros in return for U.S. dollars to hedge against possible declines in the euro's value. Such a hedge, sometimes referred to as a position hedge, would tend to offset both positive and negative currency fluctuations, but would not offset changes in security values caused by other factors. The Fund could also hedge the position by selling another currency expected to perform similarly to the euro. This type of hedge, sometimes referred to as a proxy hedge, could offer advantages in terms of cost, yield or efficiency, but generally would not hedge currency exposure as effectively as a simple hedge into U.S. dollars. Proxy hedges may result in losses if the currency used to hedge does not perform similarly to the currency in which the hedged securities are denominated.

         The Fund also may use forward currency contracts to attempt to enhance income or yield. The Fund could use forward currency contracts to increase its exposure to foreign currencies that WRIMCO believes might rise in value relative to the U.S. dollar, or shift its exposure to foreign currency fluctuations from one country to another. For example, if the Fund owned securities denominated in a foreign currency and WRIMCO believed that currency would decline relative to another currency, it might enter into a forward currency contract to sell an appropriate amount of the first foreign currency, with payment to be made in the second foreign currency. This is accomplished through contractual agreements to purchase or sell a specified currency at a specified future date and price set at the time of the contract. Forward currency contracts are individually negotiated and privately traded by currency traders and their customers. These forward currency contracts may involve the sale of U.S. dollars and the purchase of a foreign currency, or may be foreign cross-currency contracts involving the sale of one foreign currency and the purchase of another foreign currency (such foreign cross-currency contracts may be considered a hedging rather than a speculative strategy if the Fund's commitment to purchase the new (more favorable) currency is limited to the market value of the Fund's securities denominated in the old (less favorable) currency. Because these transactions are not entered into for hedging purposes, the Fund's custodian bank maintains, in a separate account of the Fund, liquid assets, such as cash, short-term securities and other liquid securities (marked to the market daily), having a value equal to, or greater than, any commitments to purchase currency on a forward basis. The prediction of currency movements is extremely difficult and the successful execution of a speculative strategy is highly uncertain.

         The cost to the Fund of engaging in forward currency contracts varies with factors such as the currency involved, the length of the contract period and the market conditions then prevailing. Because forward currency contracts are usually entered into on a principal basis, no fees or commissions are involved. When the Fund enters into a forward currency contract, it relies on the counterparty to make or take delivery of the underlying currency at the maturity of the contract. Failure by the counterparty to do so would result in the loss of any expected benefit of the transaction.

         As is the case with futures contracts, purchasers and sellers of forward currency contracts can enter into offsetting closing transactions by selling or purchasing, respectively, an instrument identical to the instrument purchased or sold. Secondary markets generally do not exist for forward currency contracts, with the result that closing transactions generally can be made for forward currency contracts only by negotiating directly with the counterparty. Thus, there can be no assurance that the Fund will in fact be able to close out a forward currency contract at a favorable price prior to maturity. In addition, in the event of insolvency of the counterparty, the Fund might be unable to close out a forward currency contract at any time prior to maturity. In either event, the Fund would continue to be subject to market risk with respect to the position, and would continue to be required to maintain a position in securities denominated in the foreign currency or to maintain cash or liquid assets in an account.

         The precise matching of forward currency contract amounts and the value of the securities involved generally will not be possible because the value of such securities, measured in the foreign currency, will change after the forward currency contract has been established. Thus, the Fund might need to purchase or sell foreign currencies in the spot (cash) market to the extent such foreign currencies are not covered by forward currency contracts. The projection of short-term currency market movements is extremely difficult, and the successful execution of a short-term hedging strategy is highly uncertain.

         Normally, consideration of the prospect for currency parities will be incorporated into the longer term investment decisions made with regard to overall diversification strategies. However, WRIMCO believes that it is important to have the flexibility to enter into such forward currency contracts when it determines that the best interests of the Fund will be served.

         Successful use of forward currency contracts depends on WRIMCO's skill in analyzing and predicting currency values. Forward currency contracts may substantially change the Fund's exposure to changes in currency exchange rates and could result in losses to the Fund if currencies do not perform as WRIMCO anticipates. There is no assurance that WRIMCO's use of forward currency contracts will be advantageous to the Fund or that WRIMCO will hedge at an appropriate time.

         Combined Positions. The Fund may purchase and write options in combination with each other, or in combination with futures contracts or forward contracts, to adjust the risk and return characteristics of its overall position. For example, the Fund may purchase a put option and write a call option on the same underlying instrument, in order to construct a combined position whose risk and return characteristics are similar to selling a futures contract. Another possible combined position would involve writing a call option at one strike price and buying a call option at a lower price, in order to reduce the risk of the written call option in the event of a substantial price increase. Because combined options positions involve multiple trades, they result in higher transaction costs and may be more difficult to open and close out.

         Turnover. The Fund's options and futures contracts activities may affect its turnover rate and brokerage commission payments. The exercise of calls or puts written by the Fund, and the sale or purchase of futures contracts, may cause it to sell or purchase related investments, thus increasing its turnover rate. Once the Fund has received an exercise notice on an option it has written, it cannot effect a closing transaction in order to terminate its obligation under the option and must deliver or receive the underlying securities at the exercise price. The exercise of puts purchased by the Fund may also cause the sale of related investments, also increasing turnover; although such exercise is within the Fund's control, holding a protective put might cause it to sell the related investments for reasons that would not exist in the absence of the put. The Fund will pay a brokerage commission each time it buys or sells a put or call or purchases or sells a futures contract. Such commissions may be higher than those that would apply to direct purchases or sales.

         Swaps, Caps, Floors and Collars. The Fund may enter into swaps, caps, floors and collars to preserve a return or a spread on a particular investment or portion of its portfolio, to protect against any increase in the price of securities the Fund anticipates purchasing at a later date or to attempt to enhance yield. Swaps involve the exchange by the Fund with another party of their respective commitments to pay or receive cash flows on a notional principal amount, e.g., an exchange of floating rate payments for fixed-rate payments. The purchase of a cap entitles the purchaser, to the extent that a specified index exceeds a predetermined value, to receive payments on a notional principal amount from the party selling the cap. The purchase of a floor entitles the purchaser, to the extent that a specified index falls below a predetermined value, to receive payments on a notional principal amount from the party selling the floor. A collar combines elements of buying a cap and selling a floor.

         Swap agreements, including caps, floors and collars, can be individually negotiated and structured to include exposure to a variety of different types of investments or market factors. Depending on their structure, swap agreements may increase or decrease the overall volatility of the Fund's investments and its share price and yield because these agreements may affect the Fund's exposure to long- or short-term interest rates (in the United States or abroad), foreign currency values, mortgage-backed security values, corporate borrowing rates or other factors such as security prices or inflation rates.

         Swap agreements will tend to shift the Fund's investment exposure from one type of investment to another. For example, if the Fund agrees to exchange payments in U.S. dollars for payments in foreign currency, the swap agreement would tend to decrease the Fund's exposure to U.S. interest rates and increase its exposure to foreign currency and interest rates. Caps, floors and collars have an effect similar to buying or writing options.

         The creditworthiness of firms with which the Fund enters into swaps, caps, floors or collars will be monitored by WRIMCO. If a firm's creditworthiness declines, the value of the agreement would be likely to decline, potentially resulting in losses. If a default occurs by the other party to such transaction, the Fund will have contractual remedies pursuant to the agreements related to the transaction.

         The net amount of the excess, if any, of the Fund's obligations over its entitlements with respect to each swap will be accrued on a daily basis and an amount of cash or liquid assets having an aggregate NAV at least equal to the accrued excess will be maintained in an account with the Fund's custodian that satisfies the requirements of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (1940 Act). The Fund will also establish and maintain such account with respect to its total obligations under any swaps that are not entered into on a net basis and with respect to any caps or floors that are written by the Fund. WRIMCO and the Fund believes that such obligations do not constitute senior securities under the 1940 Act and, accordingly, will not treat them as being subject to athe Fund's borrowing restrictions. The position of the SEC is that assets involved in swap transactions are illiquid and are, therefore, subject to the limitations on investing in illiquid securities.

         Repurchase Agreements

         The Fund may purchase securities subject to repurchase agreements. The Fund will not enter into a repurchase transaction that will cause more than 15% of its net assets to be invested in illiquid investments, which include repurchase agreements not terminable within seven days. See Illiquid Investments. A repurchase agreement is an instrument under which the Fund purchases a security and the seller (normally a commercial bank or broker-dealer) agrees, at the time of purchase, that it will repurchase the security at a specified time and price. The amount by which the resale price is greater than the purchase price reflects an agreed-upon market interest rate effective for the period of the agreement. The return on the securities subject to the repurchase agreement may be more or less than the return on the repurchase agreement.

         The majority of the repurchase agreements in which the Fund will engage are overnight transactions, and the delivery pursuant to the resale typically will occur within one to five days of the purchase. The primary risk is that the Fund may suffer a loss if the seller fails to pay the agreed-upon amount on the delivery date and that amount is greater than the resale price of the underlying securities and other collateral held by the Fund. In the event of bankruptcy or other default by the seller, there may be possible delays and expenses in liquidating the underlying securities or other collateral, decline in their value and loss of interest. The return on such collateral may be more or less than that from the repurchase agreement. The Fund's repurchase agreements will be structured so as to fully collateralize the loans. In other words, the value of the underlying securities, which will be held by the Fund's custodian bank or by a third party that qualifies as a custodian under Section 17(f) of the 1940 Act, is and, during the entire term of the agreement, will remain at least equal to the value of the loan, including the accrued interest earned thereon. Repurchase agreements are entered into only with those entities approved by WRIMCO.

         Restricted Securities

         Restricted securities are securities that are subject to legal or contractual restrictions on resale. However, restricted securities generally can be sold in privately negotiated transactions, pursuant to an exemption from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or in a registered public offering. Where registration is required, the Fund may be obligated to pay all or part of the registration expense and a considerable period may elapse between the time it decides to seek registration and the time the Fund may be permitted to sell a security under an effective registration statement. If, during such a period, adverse market conditions were to develop, the Fund might obtain a less favorable price than prevailed when it decided to seek registration of the security.

         There are risks associated with investments in restricted securities in that there can be no assurance of a ready market for resale. Also, the contractual restrictions on resale might prevent the Fund from reselling the securities at a time when such sale would be desirable. Restricted securities that are traded in foreign markets are often subject to restrictions that prohibit resale to U.S. persons or entities or permit sales only to foreign broker-dealers who agree to limit their resale to such persons or entities. The buyer of such securities must enter into an agreement that, usually for a limited period of time, it will resell such securities subject to such restrictions. Restricted securities in which the Fund seeks to invest need not be listed or admitted to trading on a foreign or domestic exchange and may be less liquid than listed securities. Certain restricted securities, e.g., Rule 144A securities, may be determined to be liquid in accordance with guidelines adopted by the Board of Directors. See Illiquid Investments.

         U.S. Government Securities

         Securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government or its agencies or instrumentalities (U.S. government securities) are high quality debt instruments issued or guaranteed as to principal or interest by the U.S. Treasury or an agency or instrumentality of the U.S. government. These securities include Treasury Bills (which mature within one year of the date they are issued), Treasury Notes (which have maturities of one to ten years) and Treasury Bonds (which generally have maturities of more than ten years). All such Treasury securities are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States.

         Certain securities issued or guaranteed by U.S. government agencies or instrumentalities are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, such as securities issued by the Export-Import Bank of the United States, Farm Credit System Financial Assistance Corporation, Farmers Home Administration, Federal Housing Administration, General Services Administration, Ginnie Mae, Maritime Administration or Small Business Administration.

         Other securities issued or guaranteed by U.S. government agencies or instrumentalities are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. For example, some securities are supported by the right of the agency or instrumentality to borrow from the Treasury, such as securities issued by the Federal Home Loan Banks, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, or Student Loan Marketing Association, and other securities are supported only by the credit of the agency or instrumentality, such as securities issued by the Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation or Tennessee Valley Authority.

         If the securities issued or guaranteed by a U.S. government agency or instrumentality are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, there can be no assurance that the U.S. government would provide financial support to the agency or instrumentality. The Fund will invest in securities of agencies and instrumentalities only if WRIMCO is satisfied that the credit risk involved is acceptable.

         U.S. government securities may include mortgage-backed securities issued or guaranteed as to the payment of principal and interest by U.S. government agencies or instrumentalities including, but not limited to, Ginnie Mae, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. These mortgage-backed securities include pass-through securities, participation certificates and collateralized mortgage obligations. See Mortgage-Backed and Asset-Backed Securities. Timely payment of principal and interest on Ginnie Mae pass-throughs is guaranteed by the full faith and credit of the United States. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are both instrumentalities of the U.S. government, but their obligations are not backed by the full faith and credit of the United States. It is possible that the availability and the marketability (i.e., liquidity) of the securities discussed in this section could be adversely affected by actions of the U.S. government to tighten the availability of its credit.

         Variable or Floating Rate Instruments

         Variable or floating rate instruments (including notes purchased directly from issuers) bear variable or floating interest rates and may carry rights that permit holders to demand payment of the unpaid principal balance plus accrued interest from the issuers or certain financial intermediaries on dates prior to their stated maturities. Floating rate securities have interest rates that change whenever there is a change in a designated base rate while variable rate instruments provide for a specified periodic adjustment in the interest rate. These formulas are designed to result in a market value for the instrument that approximates its par value.

         Warrants and Rights

         Warrants are options to purchase equity securities at specified prices for a specific period of time. Their prices do not necessarily move parallel to the prices of the underlying securities. Rights are similar to warrants but normally have a short duration and are distributed directly by the issuer to its shareholders. Rights and warrants have no voting rights, receive no dividends, and have no rights with respect to the assets of the issuer. Warrants and rights are highly volatile and, therefore, more susceptible to sharp decline in value than the underlying security might be. They are also generally less liquid than an investment in the underlying securities.

         When-Issued and Delayed-Delivery Transactions

         The Fund may purchase securities in which it may invest on a when-issued or delayed-delivery basis or sell them on a delayed-delivery basis. In either case payment and delivery for the securities take place at a future date. The securities so purchased or sold are subject to market fluctuation; their value may be less or more when delivered than the purchase price paid or received. When purchasing securities on a when issued or delayed-delivery basis, the Fund assumes the rights and risks of ownership, including the risk of price and yield fluctuations. No interest accrues to the Fund until delivery and payment is completed. When the Fund makes a commitment to purchase securities on a when-issued or delayed-delivery basis, it will record the transaction and thereafter reflect the value of securities in determining its NAV per share. When the Fund sells securities on a delayed-delivery basis, the Fund does not participate in further gains or losses with respect to the securities. When the Fund makes a commitment to sell securities on a delayed-delivery basis, it will record the transaction and thereafter value the securities at the sale price in determining the Fund's NAV per share. If the other party to a delayed-delivery transaction fails to deliver or pay for the securities, the Fund could miss a favorable price or yield opportunity, or could suffer a loss.

         Ordinarily the Fund purchases securities on a when-issued or delayed-delivery basis with the intention of actually taking delivery of the securities. However, before the securities are delivered to the Fund and before it has paid for them (the settlement date), the Fund could sell the securities if WRIMCO decides it is advisable to do so for investment reasons. The Fund will hold aside or segregate cash or other securities, other than those purchased on a when-issued or delayed-delivery basis, at least equal to the amount it will have to pay on the settlement date; these other securities may, however, be sold at or before the settlement date to pay the purchase price of the when-issued or delayed-delivery securities.

         Zero Coupon Securities

         Zero coupon securities are debt obligations that do not entitle the holder to any periodic payment of interest prior to maturity or do not specify a future date when the securities begin to pay current interest; instead, they are sold at a deep discount from their face value and are redeemed at face value when they mature. Because zero coupon securities do not pay current income, their prices can be very volatile when interest rates change and generally are subject to greater price fluctuations in response to changing interest rates than prices of comparable debt obligations that make current distributions of interest in cash.

         The Fund may invest in zero coupon securities that are stripped U.S. Treasury notes and bonds, zero coupon bonds of corporate or municipal issuers and other securities that are issued with original issue discount (OID). The Federal tax law requires that a holder of a security with OID accrue a ratable portion of the OID on the security as income each year, even though the holder may receive no interest payment on the security during the year. Accordingly, although the Fund will receive no payments on its zero coupon securities prior to their maturity or disposition, it will have current income attributable to those securities and includable in the dividends it pays to its shareholders. The Fund will pay those dividends from its cash assets or by liquidation of portfolio securities, if necessary, at a time when it otherwise might not have done so. The Fund may realize capital gains or losses from those sales, which would increase or decrease its taxable income and/or net capital gains.

         A broker-dealer creates a derivative zero by separating the interest and principal components of a U.S. Treasury security and selling them as two individual securities. CATS (Certificates of Accrual on Treasury Securities), TIGRs (Treasury Investment Growth Receipts), and TRs (Treasury Receipts) are examples of derivative zeros.

         The Federal Reserve Bank creates STRIPS (Separate Trading of Registered Interest and Principal of Securities) by separating the interest and principal components of an outstanding U.S. Treasury security and selling them as individual securities. Bonds issued by the Resolution Funding Corporation (REFCORP) and the Financing Corporation (FICO) can also be separated in this fashion. Original issue zeros are zero coupon securities originally issued by the U.S. government, a government agency, or a corporation in zero coupon form.

 

Investment Restrictions and Limitations

         Certain of the Fund's investment restrictions and other limitations are described in this SAI. The following are the Fund's fundamental investment limitations set forth in their entirety and cannot be changed without shareholder approval. For this purpose, shareholder approval means the approval, at a meeting of Fund shareholders, by the lesser of (1) the holders of 67% or more of the Fund's shares represented at the meeting, if more than 50% of the Fund's outstanding shares are present in person or by proxy or (2) more than 50% of the Fund's outstanding shares. The Fund may not:

(1)

Buy real estate nor any nonliquid interests in real estate investment trusts;

   

(2)

With respect to 75% of its total assets, purchase securities of any one issuer (other than cash items and Government securities as defined in the 1940 Act), if immediately after and as a result of such purchase, (a) the value of the holdings of the Fund in the securities of such issuer exceeds 5% of the value of the Fund's total assets, or (b) the Fund owns more than 10% of the outstanding voting securities of such issuer;

   

(3)

Make loans, except that the Fund may purchase or hold debt instruments in accordance with its investment objective and policies, lend Fund securities in accordance with its investment objective and policies and enter into repurchase agreements, to the extent allowed, and in accordance with the requirements, under the 1940 Act. For purposes of this restriction, the participation of the Fund in a credit facility whereby the Fund may directly lend and borrow money for temporary purposes, provided that the loans are made in accordance with an order of exemption from the SEC and any conditions thereto, will not be considered to be the making of a loan;

   
 

The following interpretation applies to, but is not part of, this fundamental restriction: the Fund's investments in master notes and similar instruments will not be considered to be the making of a loan.

   

(4)

Invest for the purpose of exercising control or management of other companies;

   

(5)

Participate on a joint, or a joint and several, basis in any trading account in any securities;

   

(6)

Sell securities short (unless it owns or has the right to obtain securities equivalent in kind and amount to the securities sold short) or purchase securities on margin, except that (1) this policy does not prevent the Fund from entering into short positions in foreign currency, futures contracts, options, forward contracts, swaps, caps, floors, collars and other financial instruments, (2) the Fund may obtain such short-term credits as are necessary for the clearance of transactions, and (3) the Fund may make margin payments in connection with futures contracts, options, forward contracts, swaps, caps, floors, collars and other financial instruments;

   

(7)

Engage in the underwriting of securities of other issuers;

   

(8)

Borrow for leveraging or investment. The Fund may borrow money for temporary, emergency or extraordinary purposes in an amount not exceeding 33 1/3% of the value of its total assets less liabilities (other than borrowings). Any borrowings that come to exceed 33 1/3% of the Fund's total assets less liabilities (other than borrowings) will be reduced within three days (not including Sundays and holidays) to the extent necessary to comply with the 33 1/3% limitation;

   

(9)

Purchase physical commodities or contracts relating to physical commodities, except that the Fund may invest in commodities relating to the energy sector, as described in the Prospectus and this SAI; as well, the Fund may invest in commodities futures contracts and options thereon to the extent permitted by the Prospectus and this SAI. This policy shall not prevent the Fund from purchasing and selling foreign currency, futures contracts, options, forward contracts, swaps, caps, collars, floors and other financial instruments; or

   

(10)

Issue senior securities.

 

         The following investment restrictions are not fundamental, or are operating, and may be changed by the Board of Directors without shareholder approval:

(1)

Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets in securities of companies within the energy sector, which includes in all aspects of the energy industry, including exploration, discovery, production, distribution or infrastructure of energy and/or alternative energy sources.

   

(2)

The Fund may invest up to 100% of its assets in foreign securities.

   

(3)

The Fund does not currently intend to invest in non-investment grade debt securities if, as a result, more than 10% of its total assets would consist of such investments.

   

(4)

The Fund may not purchase a security if, as a result, more than 15% of its net assets would consist of illiquid investments, which are investments that cannot be sold or otherwise disposed of in the ordinary course of business within seven days at approximately the price at which they are valued.

   

(5)

The Fund may purchase shares of another investment company subject to the restrictions and limitations of the 1940 Act.

   

(6)

The Fund may invest in options, futures contracts, asset-backed securities and other derivative instruments if it is permitted to invest in the type of asset by which the return on, or value of, the derivative is measured.

 

         An investment policy or limitation that states a maximum percentage of the Fund's assets that may be so invested or prescribes quality standards is typically applied immediately after, and based on, the Fund's acquisition of an asset. Accordingly, a subsequent change in the asset's value, net assets, or other circumstances will not be considered when determining whether the investment complies with the Fund's investment policies and limitations.

 

Portfolio Turnover

         A portfolio turnover rate is, in general, the percentage computed by taking the lesser of purchases or sales of portfolio securities for a year and dividing it by the monthly average of the market value of such securities during the year, excluding certain short-term securities. The Fund's turnover rate may vary greatly from year to year as well as within a particular year and may be affected by cash requirements for the redemption of its shares.

 

Disclosure of Portfolio Holdings

         The Funds have adopted policies and procedures intended to prevent unauthorized disclosure of Fund portfolio holdings information (Policy). The Policy permits disclosure of non-public portfolio holdings to selected parties only when a Fund has legitimate business purposes for doing so and the recipients are subject to a duty of confidentiality, including a duty not to trade on the non-public information.

         Publicly Available Portfolio Holdings

         A Fund's portfolio holdings are publicly available: (1) at the time such information is filed with the SEC in a publicly available filing; or (2) the day next following the day such information is posted on the Waddell & Reed website. This information may be a Fund's complete portfolio holdings disclosed in the Fund's semi-annual or annual reports and filed with the SEC on Form N-CSR or in the Fund's first and third quarter reports and filed with the SEC on Form N-Q. This information may also be a partial listing, such as a Fund's top ten portfolio holdings posted on the Waddell & Reed website (approximately 30 days after quarter-end).

         Non-Public Portfolio Holdings

         The Policy allows the disclosure of a Fund's non-public portfolio holdings for a Fund's legitimate business purposes, subject to certain conditions, to: (1) certain service providers; (2) rating and ranking organizations; and (3) certain other recipients. Non-public portfolio holdings may not be disclosed to members of the media under any circumstance.

         The Fund's Treasurer or his designee may provide a Fund's non-public portfolio holdings to a rating and ranking organization (e.g., Lipper, Morningstar, etc.), on the condition that the non-public portfolio holdings will be used solely for the purposes of developing a rating and subject to an agreement requiring confidentiality and prohibiting the use of the information for trading.

         A service provider or other third party that receives information about a Fund's non-public portfolio holdings where necessary to enable the provider to perform its contractual services for the Fund (e.g., a person that performs account maintenance and record keeping services) may receive non-public portfolio holdings on the condition that the non-public portfolio holdings will be used solely for the purpose of servicing the Fund and subject to an agreement requiring confidentiality and prohibiting the use of the information for trading.

         A Fund's partial or complete portfolio holdings may be disclosed as frequently as monthly, to certain other persons (recipients), including broker/dealers, current and prospective shareholders of the Fund and current and prospective clients of WRIMCO (or its affiliate), provided that:

  1. The recipient requests such information from WRIMCO (or its affiliate);
  2. The individual receiving the request, in conjunction with the Fund's Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), determines that the Fund has a legitimate business purpose for disclosing non-public portfolio holdings information to the recipient;
  3. The individual receiving the request obtains prior approval from the Legal Department;
  4. The recipient signs a confidentiality agreement that provides that the non-public portfolio holdings: (a) will be kept confidential; (b) may not be used to trade in any such portfolio holding that has not been made publicly available nor to purchase or redeem shares of any Fund holding such security; and (c) may not be disseminated or used for any purpose other than the purpose referenced in the confidentiality agreement; and
  5. No compensation is received by the Funds, the Investment Adviser or any other party in connection with the disclosure of information about portfolio securities.

         The Policy provides that attribution reports containing only sector and/or industry breakdown for a Fund can be released without a confidentiality agreement and without regard to any time constraints.

         In determining whether there is a legitimate business purpose for making disclosure of a Fund's non-public portfolio holdings information, the Fund's CCO will typically consider whether the disclosure is in the best interests of Fund shareholders and whether any conflict of interest exists between the shareholders and the Fund or Waddell & Reed or its affiliates. The Policy is subject to periodic review by the Fund's Board of Directors. As part of the annual review of the Fund's compliance policies and procedures, the Fund's CCO will report to the Board of Directors regarding the operation and effectiveness of the Policy, including as to any changes to the Policy that have been made or recommendations for future changes to the Policy.

         The following is a list of those entities with which there is currently an ongoing arrangement to make available non-public information about a Fund's portfolio securities holdings.

Custodian, Auditors and Service Providers

UMB Bank, n.a.

Citigroup Global Transaction Services

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company

Waddell & Reed Services Company

Waddell & Reed, Inc.

 

         Pursuant to a custodian contract, each Fund has selected UMB Bank as custodian for its securities and cash. As custodian, UMB Bank maintains all records relating to each Fund's activities and supplies each Fund with a daily tabulation of the securities it owns and that are held by the custodian. The Fund's subcustodian serves a similar function for foreign securities.

Rating, Ranking and Research entities

Bloomberg

Lipper

Morningstar

Standard and Poors

Thompson Financial

Vickers

Wiesenberger

Ibbotson

Vestek

 

         Each Fund may send its complete portfolio holdings information to one or more of the rating, ranking and /or research agencies listed above for the purpose of having such agency develop a rating, ranking or specific research product for the Fund.

Brokerage and Brokerage-related information entities

A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.

ABN Amro, Inc.

Advest, Inc.

Bank of America Securities, LLC

BankOne Securities Corp,

Barclay's Capital, Inc.

BB & T Capital Markets

BCP Securities LLC

Bear Stearns & Co.

Belle Haven Investments, L.P.

Bergen Capital, Inc.

Blaylock & Partners, L.P.

Bloomberg Tradebook, LLC

BNP Paribas

BNY Capital Markets

Bonds Direct Securities, LLC

BOSC, Inc.

CIBC World Markets Corp.

Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.

Coastal Securities, L.P.

Commerce Capital Markets, Inc.

Crews & Associates, Inc.

CRT Capital Group, LLC

Credit Suisse First Boston, LLC

DebtTraders, Inc.

Deutsche Bank, AG

Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein Securities, LLC

Duncan-Williams, Inc.

Fidelity Capital Markets

Fifth Third Securities, Inc.

First Albany Capital, Inc.

First Southwest Company

FTN Financial Capital Markets

First Union Securities, Inc.

Fulcrum Investment Group, LLC

George K. Baum & Company

Griffin, Kubik, Stephens & Thompson, Inc.

Global Financial Services, LLC

GMS Group, LLC

Goldman Sachs & Co.

GX Clarke & Co.

Hanifen, Imhoff, Inc.

Herbert J. Sims & Co., Inc.

Hibernia Southcoast Capital, Inc.

HSBC Securities, Inc.

ING Financial Markets, LLC

Janney Montgomery Scott LLC

JP Morgan Securities, Inc.

Keefe, Bryette & Woods, Inc.

KeyBanc Capital Markets

KBC Financial Products USA, Inc.

Kirkpatrick, Pettis, Smith, Polian, Inc.

Lazard Freres & Co., LLC

Leerink Swann & Co

Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc.

Lehman Brothers, Inc.

Libertas Partners LLC

Loop Capital Markets LLC

Maxcor Financial, Inc.

Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith

Mesirow Financial, Inc.

Mizuho Securities USA, Inc.

Morgan Keegan & Co., Inc.

Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc.

M.R. Beal and Co.

Newman & Assoc., Inc

Nomura Securities International, Inc.

Paine Webber, Inc.

Piper Jaffray & Co.

Prager, Sealy & Co., LLC

Pressprich

Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

RBC Dain Rauscher, Inc.

RBC Dominion Securities, Corp.

RFC

Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.

Salomon Brothers

Santander Central Hispano

Scotia Capital (USA), Inc.

Seattle Northwest Securities Corp.

Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., LLC

Southwest Securities, Inc.

Spear Leads & Kellog, L.P.

Stephens, Inc.

TD Securities (USA), Inc.

TFC Financial Management

Tejas Securities Group

Toronto Dominion Investments, Inc.

UBS Investment Bank

W.H. Mell Associates, Inc.

Wachovia Securities, LLC

B.C. Ziegler & Company

Zions Investment Securities, Inc.

 

         Each Fund may send its complete portfolio holdings information to one or more of the brokerage and/or research firms listed above for the purpose of having such entity provide specific research and security-related information to the Fund. No compensation is received by any Fund, WRIMCO or its affiliates and portfolio holdings information will only be provided for legitimate business purposes.

         The Fund may, in the future, modify or terminate any or all of these arrangements and/or enter into additional arrangements of this nature.

 

MANAGEMENT OF THE FUND

 

Directors and Officers

         The Waddell & Reed Fund Complex (Fund Complex) is comprised of the Advisors Fund Complex and the Ivy Family of Funds. The Corporation is part of the Advisors Fund Complex, which is comprised of each of the funds in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds, Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc. and W&R Target Funds, Inc. The Ivy Family of Funds is comprised of each of the funds in Ivy Funds, Inc. (formerly, W&R Funds, Inc.) and Ivy Funds, a Massachusetts business trust.

         Following is a list of the members of the Board of Directors (Board) and the officers of the Funds. The Board oversees the operations of the Funds, and is responsible for the overall management and supervision of the affairs of the Funds in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland. The Board similarly oversees the operations of each of the funds in the Advisors Fund Complex, with the exception of Robert L. Hechler, who is not a Director for W&R Target Funds, Inc. Eleanor B. Schwartz, Joseph Harroz, Jr., and Henry J. Herrmann also serve as directors or trustees of each of the funds in the Ivy Family of Funds.

         Subject to the Director Emeritus and Retirement Policy, a Director serves until his or her successor is elected and qualified or until his or her earlier death, resignation or removal. The Board appoints officers and delegates to them the management of the day-to-day operations of the Funds, based on policies reviewed and approved by the Board, with general oversight by the Board.

         Disinterested Directors

         The following table provides information regarding each Director who is not an "interested person" as defined in the 1940 Act.

NAME,
ADDRESS AND AGE

POSITION HELD WITH THE FUND

DIRECTOR SINCE

PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION(S) DURING PAST 5 YEARS

NUMBER OF FUNDS IN FUND COMPLEX OVERSEEN

OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS HELD BY DIRECTOR

James M. Concannon
6300 Lamar Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66202
Age: 58

Director

Fund:
2000

Fund Complex:
1997

Professor of Law, Washburn Law School; Formerly, Dean, Washburn Law School (until 2001)

44

Director, Kansas Legal Services for Prisoners, Inc.

John A. Dillingham
4040 Northwest
   Claymont Drive
Kansas City, MO 64116
Age: 66

Director

Fund:
2000

Fund Complex:
1997

President and Director, JoDill Corp. and Dillingham Enterprises, Inc., both farming enterprises; President, Missouri Department of Justice

44

Director, Salvation Army; Advisory Director, Northland Board (Financial Services)

David P. Gardner
6300 Lamar Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66202
Age: 72

Director

Fund:
2000

Fund Complex:
1998

Senior Advisor to the President, J. Paul Getty Trust; Professor, University of Utah (until 2005)

44

None

Linda K. Graves
6300 Lamar Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66202
Age: 52

Director

Fund:
2000

Fund Complex:
1995

First Lady of Kansas (until 2003)

44

Chairman and Director, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

Joseph Harroz, Jr.
6300 Lamar Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66202
Age: 38

Director

Fund:
2000

Fund Complex:
1998

Vice President and General Counsel of the Board of Regents, University of Oklahoma; Adjunct Professor, University of Oklahoma Law School; Managing Member, Harroz Investments, LLC, commercial enterprise investments; Consultant, MTV Associates (2004)

71

Director and Shareholder, Valliance Bank;

Director, Ivy Funds, Inc.; Trustee, Ivy Funds

John F. Hayes
6300 Lamar Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66202
Age: 85

Director

Fund:
2000

Fund Complex:
1988

Shareholder, Gilliland & Hayes, P.A., a law firm; formerly, Chairman, Gilliland & Hayes (until 2003)

44

Director, Central Bank & Trust; Central Financial Corporation (banking)

Glendon E. Johnson, Sr.
6300 Lamar Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66202
Age: 80

Director

Fund:
2000

Fund Complex:
1971

Retired

44

None

Frank J. Ross, Jr.
Polsinelli Shalton Welte
   Suelthaus, L.P.
700 West 47th Street
Suite 1000
Kansas City, MO 64112
Age: 52

Director

Fund:
2000

Fund Complex:
1996

Shareholder/Director, Polsinelli Shalton Welte Suelthaus, L.P., a law firm

44

Director, Columbian Bank & Trust

Eleanor B. Schwartz
6300 Lamar Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66202
Age: 68

Director

Fund:
2000

Fund Complex:
1995

Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri at Kansas City (2003 to present); formerly, Professor of Business Administration, University of Missouri at Kansas City (until 2003)

71

Director, Ivy Funds, Inc.; Trustee, Ivy Funds

Frederick Vogel III
6300 Lamar Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66202
Age: 70

Director

Fund:
2000

Fund Complex:
1971

Member, Board of Directors, The Terra Foundation for American Art (Chicago); Vice President, Treasurer and Trustee, The Layton Art Collection, Inc.; Member of the Directors Advisory Committee for American Art

44

None

         Interested Directors

The following directors are "interested" by virtue of their current or former engagement as officers of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (WDR) or its wholly owned subsidiaries, including the Fund's investment manager, Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company (WRIMCO), the Fund's principal underwriter, Waddell & Reed, Inc. (Waddell & Reed), and the Fund's accounting services agent, Waddell & Reed Services Company (WRSCO), as well as by virtue of their personal ownership in shares of WDR.

NAME,
ADDRESS AND AGE

POSITION(S) HELD WITH THE FUND

DIRECTOR/
OFFICER
SINCE

PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION(S) DURING PAST 5 YEARS

NUMBER OF FUNDS IN FUND COMPLEX OVERSEEN

OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS HELD

Henry J. Herrmann
6300 Lamar Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66202
Age: 62

President








Director

Fund:
2001

Fund Complex:
2001



Fund:
2000

Fund Complex:
1998

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of WDR (2005 to present); President and Chief Investment Officer of WDR (until 2005); President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of WRIMCO (1993 to present); Chief Investment Officer of WRIMCO (until 2005); President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Ivy Investment Management Company (IICO), an affiliate of WDR (2002 to present); President and Director/Trustee of each of the funds in the Fund Complex

71

Director of WDR, WRSCO and Waddell & Reed; Director, Ivy Funds, Inc.; Trustee, Ivy Funds; Director, Austin, Calvert & Flavin, Inc., an affiliate of WRIMCO; Director, Ivy Services Inc. (ISI), an affiliate of IICO

Robert L. Hechler
6300 Lamar Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66202
Age: 68

Director

Fund:
2000

Fund Complex:
1998

Consultant of WDR and Waddell & Reed (2001 to present); formerly, Director of WDR (until 2003); formerly, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of WDR (until 2001); formerly, President and Chief Executive Officer of Waddell & Reed (until 2001); formerly, Principal Financial Officer, Treasurer and Director of Waddell & Reed (until 2001); formerly, Executive Vice President, Principal Financial Officer, Treasurer and Director of WRIMCO (1985 to 2001); formerly, Treasurer and Director of WRSCO (until 2001)

24

None

 

         Officers

         The Board has appointed officers who are responsible for the day-to-day business decisions based on policies it has established. The officers serve at the pleasure of the Board. In addition to Mr. Herrmann, who is President, the Fund's officers are:

NAME,
ADDRESS AND AGE

POSITION(S) HELD WITH THE FUND

OFFICER
OF FUND SINCE

OFFICER
OF FUND COMPLEX
SINCE

PRINCIPAL OCCUPATION(S) DURING
PAST 5 YEARS

Theodore W. Howard
6300 Lamar Avenue
Overland Park KS 66202
Age: 63

Vice President

Treasurer

Principal Accounting Officer

Principal Financial Officer

2000

2000

2000



2002

1987

1976

1976



2002

Senior Vice President of WRSCO (2001 to present); Vice President (1987 to present), Treasurer and Principal Accounting Officer (1976 to present), and Principal Financial Officer (2002 to present) of each of the funds in the Fund Complex; formerly, Vice President of WRSCO (until 2001)

Kristen A. Richards
6300 Lamar Avenue
Overland Park KS 66202
Age: 37

Vice President

Secretary

Associate General Counsel

2000

2000

2000

2000

2000

2000

Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of WRIMCO (2000 to present) and IICO (2002 to present); Vice President, Secretary and Associate General Counsel of each of the funds in the Fund Complex (2000 to present); formerly, Assistant Secretary of funds in the Fund Complex (1998 to 2000); formerly, Compliance Officer of WRIMCO (until 2000)

Daniel C. Schulte
6300 Lamar Avenue
Overland Park KS 66202
Age: 39

Vice President

General Counsel

Assistant Secretary

2000

2000

2000

2000

2000

2000

Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of WDR, Waddell & Reed, WRIMCO and WRSCO (2000 to present); Senior Vice President, Assistant Secretary and General Counsel of IICO (2002 to present); Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of each of the funds in the Fund Complex (2000 to present); formerly, Assistant Secretary of WDR (1998 to 2000)

Scott J. Schneider
6300 Lamar Avenue
Overland Park KS 66202
Age: 37

Chief Compliance Officer

2004

2004

Chief Compliance Officer for each of the Funds in the Fund Complex (2004 to present); formerly, Senior Attorney and Compliance Officer for each of the Funds in the Fund Complex (until 2004)

 

Committees of the Board of Directors

         The Board has established the following committees: Audit Committee, Executive Committee and Nominating Committee. The respective duties and current memberships are:

Audit Committee. The Audit Committee meets with the Funds' independent registered public accounting firm, internal auditors and corporate officers to discuss the scope and results of the annual audit of the Funds, to review financial statements, reports, compliance matters, and to discuss such other matters as the Committee deems appropriate or desirable. The Audit Committee acts as a liaison between the Funds' independent registered public accounting firm and the full Board of Directors. James M. Concannon, Linda K. Graves, John F. Hayes and Glendon E. Johnson are the members of the Audit Committee. During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2005, the Audit Committee met four times.

Executive Committee. When the Board is not in session, the Executive Committee has and may exercise any or all of the powers of the Board in the management of the business and affairs of the Funds except the power to increase or decrease the size of, or fill vacancies on, the Board, and except as otherwise provided by law. Keith A. Tucker, Frank J. Ross, Jr. and John A. Dillingham are the members of the Executive Committee. During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2005, the Executive Committee did not meet.

Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee evaluates, selects and recommends to the Board candidates for disinterested directors. The Nominating Committee will consider nominees recommended by shareholders of the Fund. Shareholders should direct the names of candidates they wish to be considered to the attention of the Fund's Nominating Committee, in care of the Fund's Secretary, at the address of the Fund listed on the front page of this SAI. Such nominees will be considered with any other director nominees. Glendon E. Johnson, Eleanor B. Schwartz and David P. Gardner are the members of the Nominating Committee. During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2005, the Nominating Committee met once.

Valuation Committee. Until August 24, 2005, the Board had established a Valuation Committee to review and consider valuation recommendations by management for securities for which market quotations are not available, and to value such securities and other assets at fair value as determined in good faith under procedures established by the Board. Keith Tucker and Henry J. Herrmann were the members of the Valuation Committee. Mr. Tucker resigned his position as Chairman of the Board and Director effective May 25, 2005. On August 24, 2005, the Board approved new Valuation Procedures, and delegated the valuation of securities to a valuation committee comprised of such persons as may be designated from time to time by WRSCO, subject to approval by the Board (New Valuation Committee). The New Valuation Committee will report to the Board at its next regularly scheduled meeting regarding any actions it takes and will seek ratification of such actions, if any, by the Board at that meeting. During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2005, the Valuation Committee did not meet.

         Ownership of Fund Shares
          (as of December 31, 2004)

         The following table provides information regarding shares of the Fund owned by each Director, as well as the aggregate dollar range of shares owned, by each Director, within the Fund Complex.

DISINTERESTED DIRECTORS

Director

Dollar Range of Fund Shares Owned*

Aggregate Dollar Range of Fund Shares Owned in All Funds within the Fund Complex

James M. Concannon

$0

over $100,000

John A. Dillingham

$0

over $100,000

David P. Gardner

$0

$0

Linda K. Graves

$0

over $100,000

Joseph Harroz, Jr.

$0

$50,001 to $100,000

John F. Hayes

$0

over $100,000

Glendon E. Johnson

$0

over $100,000

Frank J. Ross, Jr.

$0

over $100,000

Eleanor B. Schwartz

$0

$0

Frederick Vogel III

$0

over $100,000

INTERESTED DIRECTORS

Director

Dollar Range of Fund Shares Owned*

Aggregate Dollar Range of Fund Shares Owned in All Funds within the Fund Complex

Robert L. Hechler

$0

over $100,000

Henry J. Herrmann

$0

over $100,000

*The Fund has not been in operation prior to the date of this SAI; therefore, the Directors could not own shares of the Fund.

The Directors who are not affiliated persons on the Funds have deferred a portion of their annual compensation. The values of these deferred accounts are:

Director

Dollar Range of Fund Shares Deemed Owned*

Aggregate Dollar Range of Shares Deemed to be Owned in all Funds within the Fund Complex

James M. Concannon

$0

$10,001 to $50,000

John A. Dillingham

$0

$10,001 to $50,000

David P. Gardner

$0

$50,001 to $100,000

Linda K. Graves

$0

$10,001 to $50,000

Joseph Harroz, Jr.

$0

over $100,000

John F. Hayes

$0

$10,001 to $50,000

Robert L. Hechler

$0

$10,001 to $50,000

Glendon E. Johnson

$0

$10,001 to $50,000

Frank J. Ross, Jr.

$0

over $100,000

Eleanor B. Schwartz

$0

$10,001 to $50,000

Frederick Vogel III

$0

$10,001 to $50,000

*The Fund has not been in operation prior to the date of this SAI; therefore, the Directors could not deem ownership in the Fund.

         Compensation

         The fees paid to the Directors are divided among the funds in the Advisors Fund Complex based on each fund's net assets. During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2005, the Directors received the following fees for service as a director:

COMPENSATION TABLE
     

Director

Aggregate
Compensation
From
Fund1
Total
Compensation
From Funds and
Advisors Fund
Complex2

--------

------------
------------
Disinterested Directors:    

James M. Concannon

$

0

$

86,750

John A. Dillingham

0

86,750

David P. Gardner

0

86,750

Linda K. Graves

0

86,750

Joseph Harroz, Jr.

0

86,750

John F. Hayes

0

86,750

Glendon E. Johnson

0

86,750

Frank J. Ross, Jr.

0

86,750

Eleanor B. Schwartz

0

86,750

Frederick Vogel III

0

104,250
3
 
 
 
Interested Directors:
 
 

Robert L. Hechler

0

82,500

Henry J. Herrmann

0

0

 

1For the current fiscal year, the Directors have agreed not to allocate any portion of their total compensation to the Fund.

2No pension or retirement benefits have been accrued as a part of Fund expenses.

3As of November, 2003, Mr. Vogel receives an additional $10,000 fee, annually, for his services as Lead Disinterested Director.

         The officers, including Mr. Herrmann, are paid by WRIMCO or its affiliates.

         The Board has created an honorary position of Director Emeritus, whereby an incumbent Director who has attained the age of 70 may, or if elected on or after May 31, 1993, and has attained the age of 75 must, resign his or her position as Director and, unless he or she elects otherwise, will serve as Director Emeritus provided the Director has served as a Director of the Corporation for at least five years which need not have been consecutive. A Director Emeritus receives an annual fee in an amount equal to the annual retainer he or she was receiving at the time he or she resigned as a Director; however, a Director initially elected to a Board of Directors on or after May 31, 1993, receives such annual fee only for a period of three years commencing upon the date the Director began his or her service as Director Emeritus, or in an equivalent lump sum. A Director Emeritus receives fees in recognition of his or her past services whether or not services are rendered in his or her capacity as Director Emeritus, but he or she has no authority or responsibility with respect to the management of the Corporation.

         Class A shares of the Funds may be purchased at NAV by the Directors and officers of the Corporation or of any affiliated entity of Waddell & Reed, employees of Waddell & Reed or of any of its affiliates, financial advisors of Waddell & Reed or any of its affiliates, and the spouse, children, parents, children's spouses and spouse's parents of each such Director, officer, employee and financial advisor. Child includes stepchild; parent includes stepparent. See Purchase, Redemption and Pricing of Shares--Net Asset Value Purchases of Class A Shares for more information.

 

Code of Ethics

         The Funds, WRIMCO and Waddell & Reed have adopted a Code of Ethics under Rule 17j-1 of the 1940 Act that permits their respective directors, officers and employees to invest in securities, including securities that may be purchased or held by the Fund. The Code of Ethics subjects covered personnel to certain restrictions that include prohibited activities, pre-clearance requirements and reporting obligations.

 

INVESTMENT ADVISORY AND OTHER SERVICES

The Management Agreement

         The Fund has an Investment Management Agreement (the Management Agreement) with WRIMCO. Under the Management Agreement, WRIMCO is employed to supervise the investments of the Funds and provide investment advice to the Funds. The Agreement obligates WRIMCO to make investments for the account of the Funds in accordance with its best judgment and within the investment objectives and restrictions set forth in the Prospectus, the 1940 Act and the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Code) relating to regulated investment companies, subject to policy decisions adopted by the Board. WRIMCO also determines the securities to be purchased or sold by the Fund and places the orders.

         WRIMCO is a wholly owned subsidiary of Waddell & Reed. Waddell & Reed is a wholly owned subsidiary of Waddell & Reed Financial Services, Inc., a holding company which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc., a publicly held company. The address of these companies is 6300 Lamar Avenue, P.O. Box 29217, Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66201-9217.

         WRIMCO and/or its predecessor have served as investment manager to each of the registered investment companies in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds, W&R Target Funds, Inc. and Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc. since each company's inception. WRIMCO had also served as investment manager for the funds in Ivy Funds, Inc. until June 30, 2003. Effective June 30, 2003, WRIMCO assigned its Investment Management Agreement with Ivy Funds, Inc. to Waddell & Reed Ivy Investment Company, an affiliate of WRIMCO. On March 7, 2005, Waddell & Reed Ivy Investment Company changed its name to Ivy Investment Management Company (IICO). Waddell & Reed serves as principal underwriter and distributor for each of the investment companies in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds and Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc., and acts as principal underwriter and distributor for variable life insurance and variable annuity policies for which W&R Target Funds, Inc. is the underlying investment vehicle. Waddell & Reed had also served as the principal underwriter and distributor for Ivy Funds, Inc. until June 16, 2003. Effective June 16, 2003, Waddell & Reed assigned the Principal Underwriting Agreement with Ivy Funds, Inc. to Ivy Funds Distributor, Inc., an affiliate of Waddell & Reed.

         The Management Agreement was approved by the Board of Directors at the meeting held August 24, 2005, and will continue in effect for the period through September 30, 2006, unless sooner terminated. The Management Agreement provides that it may be renewed year to year, provided that any such renewal has been specifically approved, at least annually, by (i) the Board, or by a vote of a majority (as defined in the 1940 Act) of the outstanding voting securities of the Fund, and (ii) the vote of a majority of the Directors who are not deemed to be "interested persons" (as defined in the 1940 Act) of the Fund or WRIMCO (the Disinterested Directors). The Management Agreement also provides that either party has the right to terminate it, without penalty, upon 60 days' written notice by the Fund to WRIMCO and 120 days' written notice by WRIMCO to the Fund, and that the Management Agreement automatically terminates in the event of its assignment (as defined in the 1940 Act).

Consideration of the Investment Management Agreement

         At a meeting of the Board of Directors of Corporation held on August 23 and 24, 2005, the Board considered the approval of the proposed Management Agreement. The Disinterested Directors of the Corporation were assisted in their review by independent legal counsel and met with such counsel in executive session separate from representatives of WRIMCO.

         In connection with the Board meeting, WRIMCO provided to the Board information WRIMCO believed was useful to the Disinterested Directors in their consideration of the proposed Management Agreement.

         Nature, Extent and Quality of Services to be Provided to the Fund

         The Disinterested Directors received a presentation from representatives of WRIMCO regarding services that would be provided to the Fund and considered the nature, extent and quality of the services that would be provided to the Fund pursuant to the Management Agreement and also the overall fairness of the proposed Management Agreement. It was noted that the proposed Management Agreement was in substance the same as the Management Agreements between the Manager and the other funds in the Advisors Fund Complex.

         With respect to the nature and quality of the services to be provided by WRIMCO under the proposed Management Agreement, the Directors considered the performance of comparable mutual funds managed by WRIMCO or its affiliates compared with the performance of a peer group of comparable funds. The Directors also considered: WRIMCO's practices regarding the selection and compensation of brokers and dealers that would execute portfolio transactions for the Fund; those brokers' and dealers' provision of brokerage and research services to WRIMCO; and the benefits derived by the funds in the Advisors Fund Complex and by other clients of WRIMCO from such services. The Disinterested Directors also considered the favorable history, reputation, qualification and background of WRIMCO, as well as the extensive administrative, accounting and compliance infrastructure of WRIMCO and its affiliates.

         Proposed Management Fee and Expenses

         The Directors reviewed the proposed management fee and anticipated expenses for the Fund along with management fee and expense information for a peer group of comparable funds. They considered that the Fund's proposed advisory fee structure was same as that of other equity funds within the Advisors Fund Complex.

         Economies of Scale and Profitability

         The Disinterested Directors considered that the proposed management fee structure for the Fund provides for breakpoints and a reduction of fees to reflect anticipated economies of scale. The Directors did not take into account the projected profits of WRIMCO for managing the Fund, because the proposed management relationship had not yet commenced and it would be difficult to project those profits.

         In determining whether to approve the proposed Management Agreement, the Disinterested Directors considered the best interests of the Fund and the overall fairness of the proposed Management Agreement. The Directors considered the following factors to be of primary importance to their approval of the Management Agreement with respect to the Fund, without any one factor being dispositive:

  • the performance of comparable mutual funds managed by WRIMCO or its affiliate compared with the average performance of a peer group of comparable funds;
  • an analysis of the Fund's proposed investment management fees compared with the management fees of a peer group of comparable funds;
  • the appropriateness of the proposed breakpoints in the Fund's management fees;
  • an evaluation of other benefits, if any, anticipated to accrue to WRIMCO as a result of its relationship to the Fund; and
  • the favorable history, reputation, qualification and background of WRIMCO as well as the qualifications of its personnel

         Based on the discussions and considerations described generally above, the Board determined that the terms of the proposed Management Agreement are fair and reasonable and that approval of the proposed Management Agreement was in the best interests of the Fund. In reaching these determinations, the Board concluded that: the nature, extent and quality of the services that would be provided by the Manager for the Fund are adequate and appropriate; the performance of comparable mutual funds managed by WRIMCO or its affiliates was satisfactory; and the management fee to be paid to WRIMCO was reasonable in light of comparative management fee information, the proposed breakpoints in the proposed management fee for the Fund, the services to be provided by WRIMCO and the benefits likely to be derived by WRIMCO from its relationship with the Fund.

         The Management Agreement permits WRIMCO, or an affiliate of WRIMCO, to enter into a separate agreement for transfer agency services (the Shareholder Servicing Agreement) and a separate agreement for accounting services (the Accounting Services Agreement) with the Fund. The Management Agreement contains detailed provisions as to the matters to be considered by the Board of Directors prior to approving any Shareholder Servicing Agreement or Accounting Services Agreement.

 

Shareholder Services

         Under the Shareholder Servicing Agreement entered into between the Fund and Waddell & Reed Services Company (WRSCO), a subsidiary of Waddell & Reed, WRSCO performs shareholder servicing functions, including the maintenance of shareholder accounts, the issuance, transfer and redemption of shares, distribution of dividends and payment of redemptions, the furnishing of related information to the Fund and handling of shareholder inquiries. A new Shareholder Servicing Agreement, or amendments to the existing one, may be approved by the Board of Directors without shareholder approval.

 

Accounting Services

         Under the Accounting Services Agreement entered into between the Fund and WRSCO, WRSCO provides the Fund with bookkeeping and accounting services and assistance and other administrative services, including maintenance of Fund records, pricing of Fund shares, preparation of prospectuses for existing shareholders, preparation of proxy statements and certain shareholder reports. A new Accounting Services Agreement, or amendments to an existing one, may be approved by the Board of Directors without shareholder approval.

Payments by the Fund for Management, Accounting and Shareholder Services

         Under the Management Agreement, for WRIMCO's management services, the Fund pays WRIMCO a fee as described in the Prospectus. The Fund accrues and pays this fee daily. For purposes of calculating the daily fee, the Fund does not include money owed to it by Waddell & Reed for shares which it has sold but not yet paid the Fund.

         Under the Shareholder Servicing Agreement, with respect to its Class A, Class B and Class C shares, the Fund pays WRSCO a monthly fee of $1.5042 for each shareholder account that was in existence at any time during the prior month. For Class Y shares, the Fund pays WRSCO a monthly fee equal to one-twelfth of .15 of 1% of the average daily net assets of that class for the preceding month. The Fund also pays certain out-of-pocket expenses of WRSCO, including long distance telephone communications costs; microfilm and storage costs for certain documents; forms, printing and mailing costs; charges of any sub-agent used by WRSCO in performing services under the Shareholder Servicing Agreement; and costs of legal and special services not provided by Waddell & Reed, WRIMCO or WRSCO.

         Under the Accounting Services Agreement, the Fund pays WRSCO a monthly fee shown in the following table, based on the average daily net assets during the prior month.


Accounting Services Fee
           
Average Daily Net Assets for the Month
Monthly Fee
 

$

0 -

$

10

million

$

0

 

$

10 -

$

25

million

$

958

 

$

25 -

$

50

million

$

1,925

 

$

50 -

$

100

million

$

2,958

 

$

100 -

$

200

million

$

4,033

 

$

200 -

$

350

million

$

5,267

 

$

350 -

$

550

million

$

6,875

 

$

550 -

$

750

million

$

8,025

 

$

750 -

$

1.0

billion

$

10,133

 

$

  1.0 billion and over

$

12,375

       

         In addition, for each class of shares in excess of one, the Fund pays WRSCO a monthly per-class fee equal to 2.5% of the monthly base fee.

         The Fund also pays monthly a fee paid at the annual rate of 0.01% or one basis point for the first $1 billion of assets with no fee charges for assets in excess of $1 billion. This fee may be voluntarily waived until Fund assets are at least $10 million.

         Since the Fund pays a management fee for investment supervision and an accounting services fee for accounting services as discussed above, WRIMCO and WRSCO, respectively, pay all of their own expenses, except as otherwise noted in the respective agreements, in providing these services. Amounts paid by the Fund under the Shareholder Servicing Agreement are described above. Waddell & Reed and its affiliates pay the Fund's Directors and officers who are affiliated with WRIMCO and its affiliates. The Fund pays the fees and expenses of the Fund's other Directors.

         Waddell & Reed reallows to selling broker-dealers a portion of the sales charge paid for purchases of Class A shares as described in the section entitled Dealer Compensation below, and in the Prospectus. A major portion of the sales charge for Class A shares and the contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC) for Class B and Class C shares and for certain Class A shares may be paid to financial advisors and managers of Waddell & Reed and its affiliate, Legend Equities Corporation (Legend) and third-party selling broker-dealers. Waddell & Reed may compensate financial advisors as to purchases for which there is no front-end sales charge or CDSC.

         The Fund pays all of its other expenses. These include the costs of materials sent to shareholders, audit and outside legal fees, taxes, brokerage commissions, interest, insurance premiums, custodian fees, fees payable by the Fund under Federal or other securities laws and to the Investment Company Institute and nonrecurring and extraordinary expenses, including litigation and indemnification relating to litigation.

 

Distribution Services

         Under the Distribution and Service Plan (the Plan) for Class A shares adopted by the Fund pursuant to Rule 12b-1 under the 1940 Act, the Fund may pay Waddell & Reed, the principal underwriter for the Fund, a fee not to exceed 0.25% of the Fund's average annual net assets attributable to Class A shares, paid monthly, to reimburse Waddell & Reed for its costs and expenses in connection with, either directly or through others, the distribution of the Class A shares, the provision of personal services to Class A shareholders and/or maintenance of Class A shareholder accounts.

         Pursuant to the Principal Underwriting Agreement entered into between Waddell & Reed and the Fund, Waddell & Reed offers the Fund's shares through its financial advisors and sales managers and through other broker-dealers, banks and other appropriate intermediaries (the sales force). In distributing shares through its sales force, Waddell & Reed will pay commissions and incentives to the sales force at or about the time of sale and will incur other expenses including costs for prospectuses, sales literature, advertisements, sales office maintenance, processing of orders and general overhead with respect to its efforts to distribute the Fund's shares. The Class A Plan permits Waddell & Reed to receive reimbursement for these Class A-related distribution activities through the distribution fee, subject to the limit contained in the Plan. The Class A Plan also permits Waddell & Reed to be reimbursed for amounts it expends: in compensating, training and supporting registered financial advisors, sales managers and/or other appropriate personnel in providing personal services to Class A shareholders of the Fund and/or maintaining Class A shareholder accounts; increasing services provided to Class A shareholders of the Fund by office personnel located at field sales offices; engaging in other activities useful in providing personal service to Class A shareholders of the Fund and/or maintenance of Class A shareholder accounts; and in compensating broker-dealers and other third parties who may regularly sell Class A shares of the Fund, and may regularly provide shareholder services and/or maintain shareholder accounts with respect to Class A shares.

         Under the Plans adopted by the Fund for Class B shares and Class C shares, respectively, the Fund may pay Waddell & Reed a service fee of up to 0.25% of the Fund's average annual net assets of the class, paid daily, to compensate Waddell & Reed for, either directly or through others, providing personal services to shareholders of that class and/or maintaining shareholder accounts of that class and a distribution fee of up to 0.75% of the Fund's average annual net assets of the class, paid daily, to compensate Waddell & Reed for, either directly or through others, distributing the shares of that class. The Class B Plan and the Class C Plan each permit Waddell & Reed to receive compensation, through the distribution fee and service fee, respectively, for its distribution activities for that class, which are similar to the distribution activities described with respect to the Class A Plan, and for its activities in providing personal services to shareholders of that class and/or maintaining shareholder accounts of that class, which are similar to the corresponding activities for which it is entitled to reimbursement under the Class A Plan.

         The only Directors or interested persons, as defined in the 1940 Act, of the Fund who have a direct or indirect financial interest in the operation of the Plans are the officers and Directors who are also officers of either Waddell & Reed or its affiliate(s) or who are shareholders of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc., the indirect parent company of Waddell & Reed. Each Plan is anticipated to benefit the Fund and its shareholders of the affected class through Waddell & Reed's activities not only to distribute the shares of the affected class but also to provide personal services to shareholders of that class and thereby promote the maintenance of their accounts with the Fund. The Fund anticipates that shareholders of a particular class may benefit to the extent that Waddell & Reed's activities are successful in increasing the assets of the Fund, through increased sales or reduced redemptions, or a combination of these, and thereby reducing a shareholder's share of Fund and class expenses. Increased Fund assets may also provide greater resources with which to pursue the objective(s) of the Fund. Further, continuing sales of shares may also reduce the likelihood that it will be necessary to liquidate portfolio securities, in amounts or at times that may be disadvantageous to the Fund, to meet redemption demands. In addition, the Fund anticipates that the revenues from the Plans will provide Waddell & Reed with greater resources to make the financial commitments necessary to continue to improve the quality and level of services to the Fund and the shareholders of the affected class.

         To the extent that Waddell & Reed incurs expenses for which reimbursement or compensation may be made under the Plans that relate to distribution and service activities also involving another fund in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds or Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc., Waddell & Reed typically determines the amount attributable to the Fund's expenses under the Plans on the basis of a combination of the respective classes' relative net assets and number of shareholder accounts.

         Each Plan was approved by the Board of Directors, including the Directors who are not interested persons of the Fund and who have no direct or indirect financial interest in the operations of the Plans or any agreement referred to in the Plans (hereafter, the Plan Directors).

         Among other things, each Plan provides that (1) Waddell & Reed will provide to the Directors of the Fund at least quarterly, and the Directors will review, a report of amounts expended under the Plan and the purposes for which such expenditures were made, (2) the Plan will continue in effect only so long as it is approved at least annually, and any material amendments thereto will be effective only if approved, by the Directors including the Plan Directors acting in person at a meeting called for that purpose, (3) payments under the Plan may not be materially increased without the vote of the holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of the affected class of the Fund, and (4) while the Plan remains in effect, the selection and nomination of the Directors who are Plan Directors will be committed to the discretion of the Plan Directors.

         Dealer Compensation

         All classes of the Fund are offered through Waddell & Reed and other broker-dealers. In addition to the dealer reallowance that may be applicable to Class A share purchases as described below, and in the Prospectus, Waddell & Reed may pay other broker-dealers a portion of the fees it receives under the respective Plans as well as other compensation in connection with the distribution of Fund shares, including the following: 1) for Class A shares purchased at net asset value (NAV) by clients of Waddell & Reed, Waddell & Reed (or its affiliate) may pay 0.50% of net assets invested; 2) for the purchase of Class B shares, Waddell & Reed (or its affiliate) may pay 4.00% of net assets invested; 3) for the purchase of Class C shares, Waddell & Reed (or its affiliate) may pay 1.00% of net assets invested; 4) for the purchase of Class Y shares, Waddell & Reed (or its affiliate) may pay 0.25% of net assets invested.

 

Sales Charges for Class A Shares

         Class A shares are subject to an initial sales charge when purchased, based on the amount of investment, according to the following table:

Size of
Purchase
Sales Charge
as Percent of
Offering Price1
Sales Charge
as Approx.
Percent of
Amount
Invested
Reallowance
to Dealers
as Percent
of Offering
Price

--------

-----------
-----------
-----------

under $100,000

5.75

%

6.10

%

5.00

%

$100,000 to less than $200,000

4.75

4.99

4.00

$200,000 to less than $300,000

3.50

3.63

2.80

$300,000 to less than $500,000

2.50

2.56

2.00

$500,000 to less than $1,000,000

1.50

1.52

1.20

$1,000,000 and over2

0.00

0.00

see below

 1Due to the rounding of the NAV and the offering price of a fund to two decimal places, the actual sales charge percentage calculated on a particular purchase may be higher of lower than the percentage stated.

2No sales charge is payable at the time of purchase on investments of $1 million or more, although for such investments the Fund may impose a CDSC of 1% on certain redemptions made within twelve months of the purchase. The CDSC is assessed on an amount equal to the lesser of the then current market value or the cost of the shares being redeemed. Accordingly, no sales charge is imposed on increases in net asset value above the initial purchase price.

         Waddell & Reed may pay Legend up to 1.00% on investments made in Class A shares with no initial sales charge, according to the following schedule*:

1.00 % - Sales of $1.0 million to $1,999,999.99

0.80 % - Sales of $2.0 million to $2,999,999.99

0.50 % - Sales of $3.0 million to $49,999,999.99

0.25 % - Sales of $50.0 million or more

 

* Waddell & Reed will pay Legend 1.00% for NAV purchases, at any asset level, made with the redemption proceeds from an unaffiliated fund.

 

Custodial and Auditing Services

         The Fund's custodian is UMB Bank, n.a., and its address is 928 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri. In general, the custodian is responsible for holding the Funds' cash and securities. ______________, located at 1010 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri, is the Fund's independent registered public accounting firm, audits the Fund's financial statements, and an affiliate prepares the Fund's tax returns.

         Portfolio Manager

         The following table provides information relating to David P. Ginther, the portfolio manager of the Fund, as of ________, 2005:

 

Registered Investment Companies

Other Pooled Investment Vehicles

Other Accounts

Number of Accounts Managed

     

Number of Accounts Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees

     

Assets Managed (in millions)

     

Assets Managed with Performance-Based Advisory Fees (in millions)

     

Conflicts of Interest

         Actual or apparent conflicts of interest may arise when a portfolio manager has day-to-day management responsibilities with respect to more than one fund or account, such as the following:

  • The management of multiple funds and/or other accounts may result in a portfolio manager devoting unequal time and attention to the management of each fund and/or other account. WRIMCO seeks to manage such competing interests for the time and attention of portfolio managers by having a portfolio manager focus on a particular investment discipline. Most other accounts managed by a portfolio manager are managed using the same investment models that are used in connection with the management of the funds.
  • The portfolio manager might execute transactions for another fund or account that may adversely impact the value of securities held by the fund. Securities selected for funds or accounts other than the fund might outperform the securities selected for the fund. WRIMCO seeks to manage this potential conflict by requiring all portfolio transactions to be allocated pursuant to WRIMCO's adopted Allocation Procedures.

         WRIMCO and the Funds have adopted certain compliance procedures, including the Code of Ethics, which are designed to address these types of conflicts. However, there is no guarantee that such procedures will detect each and every situation in which a conflict arises.

Compensation

         Integral to the retention of investment professionals are: a) a competitive base salary, that is commensurate with the individual's level of experience and responsibility; b) an attractive bonus structure linked to investment performance, described below; c) eligibility for a stock incentive plan in shares of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (WDR) that rewards teamwork. Awards of equity-based compensation typically vest over time, so as to create an incentive to retain key talent; and d) to the extent a portfolio manager also manages institutional separate accounts, he or she will share in a percentage of the revenues earned, on behalf of such accounts, by WRIMCO.

         Portfolio managers can receive significant annual performance-based bonuses. The better the pre-tax performance of the portfolio relative to an appropriate benchmark, the more bonus compensation the manager receives. The primary benchmark is their percentile ranking against the performance of managers of the same investment style at other firms. The secondary benchmark is an index of securities matched to the same investment style. Half of their bonuses are based upon a three-year period and half is based upon a one year period. For truly exceptional results, bonuses can be several multiples of base salary. In cases where portfolio managers have more than one portfolio to manage, all the portfolios are similar in investment style and all are taken into account in determining bonuses. Thirty percent of annual performance-based bonuses are deferred for a three-year period. During that time, the deferred portion of bonuses are invested in mutual funds managed by Waddell & Reed, with a minimum of 50% of the deferred bonus required to be invested in a mutual fund managed by the portfolio manager. In addition to the deferred portion of bonuses being invested in Waddell & Reed managed mutual funds, the WDR's 401(k) plan offers Waddell & Reed managed mutual funds as investment options. No bonus compensation is based upon the amount of the mutual fund assets under management.

Ownership of Securities

         The Fund had not been in operation prior to the date of this SAI; therefore, Mr. Ginther could not own any shares of the Fund.

         As of _______, 2005, the dollar range of shares of the Fund Complex beneficially owned by Mr. Ginther is _______.

         A portion of each portfolio manager's compensation is held in a deferred account, and deemed to be invested in funds within the Fund Complex. As of _______, 2005, the dollar range of shares in the Fund Complex deemed owned by Mr. Ginther is __________.

 

BROKERAGE ALLOCATION AND OTHER PRACTICES

         One of the duties undertaken by WRIMCO pursuant to the Management Agreement is to arrange the purchase and sale of securities for the portfolio of the Fund. Transactions in securities other than those for which an exchange is the primary market are generally effected with dealers acting as principals or market makers. Brokerage commissions are paid primarily for effecting transactions in securities traded on an exchange and otherwise only if it appears likely that a better price or execution can be obtained. The individual who manages the Fund may manage other advisory accounts with similar investment objectives. It can be anticipated that the manager will frequently place concurrent orders for all or most accounts for which the manager has responsibility or WRIMCO and/or Ivy Investment Management Company (IICO), an affiliate of WRIMCO, may otherwise combine orders for the Fund with those of other funds in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds, W&R Target Funds, Inc. and Ivy Family of Funds or other accounts for which it has investment discretion, including accounts affiliated with WRIMCO and/or IICO. WRIMCO and/or IICO, at its discretion, may aggregate such orders. Under current written procedures, transactions effected pursuant to such combined orders are averaged as to price and allocated in accordance with the purchase or sale orders actually placed for each fund or advisory account, except where the combined order is not filled completely. In this case, for a transaction not involving an initial public offering (IPO), WRIMCO and/or IICO will ordinarily allocate the transaction pro rata based on the orders placed, subject to certain variances provided for in the written procedures. For a partially filled IPO order, subject to certain variances specified in the written procedures, WRIMCO and/or IICO generally allocates the shares as follows: the IPO shares are initially allocated pro rata among the included funds and/or advisory accounts grouped according to investment objective, based on relative total assets of each group; and the shares are then allocated within each group pro rata based on relative total assets of the included funds and/or advisory accounts, except that (a) within a group having a small cap-related investment objective, shares are allocated on a rotational basis after taking into account the impact of the anticipated initial gain on the value of the included fund or advisory account and (b) within a group having a mid-cap-related investment objective, shares are allocated based on the portfolio manager's judgment, including but not limited to such factors as investment strategies and policies of the fund or advisory account, cash availability, any minimum investment policy, liquidity, anticipated term of the investment and current securities positions.

         In all cases, WRIMCO seeks to implement its allocation procedures to achieve a fair and equitable allocation of securities among its funds and other advisory accounts. Sharing in large transactions could affect the price the Fund pays or receives or the amount it buys or sells. As well, a better negotiated commission may be available through combined orders.

         To effect the portfolio transactions of the Fund, WRIMCO is authorized to engage broker-dealers (brokers) which, in its best judgment based on all relevant factors, will implement the policy of the Fund to seek best execution (generally, prompt and reliable execution at the best price obtainable) for reasonable and competitive commissions. WRIMCO need not seek competitive commission bidding but is expected to minimize the commissions paid to the extent consistent with the interests and policies of the Fund. Subject to review by the Board of Directors, such policies include the selection of brokers which provide execution and/or research services and other services, including pricing or quotation services directly or through others (research and brokerage services) considered by WRIMCO to be useful or desirable for its investment management of the Fund and/or the other funds and accounts over which WRIMCO has investment discretion.

         Research and brokerage services are, in general, defined by reference to Section 28(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as including (1) advice, either directly or through publications or writings, as to the value of securities, the advisability of investing in, purchasing or selling securities and the availability of securities and purchasers or sellers; (2) furnishing analyses and reports; or (3) effecting securities transactions and performing functions incidental thereto (such as clearance, settlement and custody). Investment discretion is, in general, defined as having authorization to determine what securities shall be purchased or sold for an account, or making those decisions even though someone else has responsibility.

         The commissions paid to brokers that provide such research and/or brokerage services may be higher than the commission another qualified broker would charge for effecting comparable transactions and are permissible if a good faith determination is made by WRIMCO that the commission is reasonable in relation to the research or brokerage services provided. No allocation of brokerage or principal business is made to provide any other benefits to WRIMCO. WRIMCO does not direct Fund brokerage to compensate brokers for the sale of Fund shares. The Fund has adopted a policy that prohibits WRIMCO from using Fund brokerage commissions to compensate broker-dealers for promotion or sale of Fund shares.

         The investment research provided by a particular broker may be useful only to one or more of the other advisory accounts of WRIMCO, and investment research received for the commissions of those other accounts may be useful both to the Fund and one or more of such other accounts. To the extent that electronic or other products provided by such brokers to assist WRIMCO in making investment management decisions are used for administration or other non-research purposes, a reasonable allocation of the cost of the product attributable to its non-research use is made and this cost is paid by WRIMCO.

         Such investment research (which may be supplied by a third party at the request of a broker) includes information on particular companies and industries as well as market, economic or institutional activity areas. In general, such investment research serves to broaden the scope and supplement the research activities of WRIMCO; serves to make available additional views for consideration and comparisons; and enables WRIMCO to obtain market information on the price of securities held in the Fund's portfolio or being considered for purchase. The Fund may also use its brokerage to pay for pricing or quotation services to value securities.

 

PROXY VOTING POLICY

         The Funds have delegated all proxy voting responsibilities to their investment manager. WRIMCO has established guidelines that reflect what it believes are desirable principles of corporate governance.

         Listed below are several reoccurring issues and WRIMCO's corresponding positions.

Board of Directors Issues:

         WRIMCO generally supports proposals requiring that a majority of the Board consist of outside, or independent, directors.

         WRIMCO generally votes against proposals to limit or eliminate liability for monetary damages for violating the duty of care.

         WRIMCO generally votes against indemnification proposals that would expand coverage to more serious acts such as negligence, willful or intentional misconduct, derivation of improper personal benefit, absence of good faith, reckless disregard for duty, and unexcused pattern of inattention. The success of a corporation in attracting and retaining qualified directors and officers, in the best interest of shareholders, is partially dependent on its ability to provide some satisfactory level of protection from personal financial risk. WRIMCO will support such protection so long as it does not exceed reasonable standards.

         WRIMCO generally votes against proposals requiring the provision for cumulative voting in the election of directors as cumulative voting may allow a minority group of shareholders to cause the election of one or more directors.

Corporate Governance Issues:

         WRIMCO generally supports proposals to ratify the appointment of independent accountants/auditors unless reasons exist which cause it to vote against the appointment.

         WRIMCO generally votes against proposals to restrict or prohibit the right of shareholders to call special meetings.

         WRIMCO generally votes against proposals which include a provision to require a supermajority vote to amend any charter or bylaw provision, or to approve mergers or other significant business combinations.

         WRIMCO generally votes for proposals to authorize an increase in the number of authorized shares of common stock.

         WRIMCO generally votes against proposals for the adoption of a Shareholder Rights Plan (sometimes referred to as "Purchase Rights Plan"). It believes that anti-takeover proposals are generally not in the best interest of shareholders. Such a Plan gives the Board virtual veto power over acquisition offers which may well offer material benefits to shareholders.

Executive/Employee Issues:

         WRIMCO will generally vote for proposals to establish an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) as long as the size of the ESOP is reasonably limited.

Political Activity:

         WRIMCO will generally vote against proposals relating to corporate political activity or contributions, or to require the publication of reports on political activity or contributions made by political action committees (PACs) sponsored or supported by the corporation. PAC contributions are generally made with funds contributed voluntarily by employees, and provide positive individual participation in the political process of a democratic society. In addition, Federal and most state laws require full disclosure of political contributions made by PACs. This is public information and available to all interested parties.

Conflicts of Interest Between WRIMCO and the Funds:

         WRIMCO will use the following three-step process to address conflicts of interest: (1) WRIMCO will attempt to identify any potential conflicts of interest; (2) WRIMCO will then determine if the conflict as identified is material; and (3) WRIMCO will follow the procedures established below to ensure that its proxy voting decisions are based on the best interests of the Funds and are not the product of a material conflict.

         I. Identifying Conflicts of Interest: WRIMCO will evaluate the nature of its relationships to assess which, if any, might place its interests, as well as those of its affiliates, in conflict with those of the Fund's shareholders on a proxy voting matter. WRIMCO will review any potential conflicts that involve the following four general categories to determine if there is a conflict and if so, if the conflict is material:
  • Business Relationships – WRIMCO will review any situation for a material conflict where WRIMCO manages money for a company or an employee group, manages pension assets, administers employee benefit plans, leases office space from a company, or provides brokerage, underwriting, insurance, banking or consulting services to a company or if it is determined that WRIMCO (or an affiliate) otherwise has a similar significant relationship with a third party such that the third party might have an incentive to encourage WRIMCO to vote in favor of management.
  • Personal Relationships – WRIMCO will review any situation where it (or an affiliate) has a personal relationship with other proponents of proxy proposals, participants in proxy contests, corporate directors, or candidates for directorships to determine if a material conflict exists.
  • Familial Relationships – WRIMCO will review any situation where it (or an affiliate) has a known familial relationship relating to a company (e.g., a spouse or other relative who serves as a director of a public company or is employed by the company) to determine if a material conflict exists.

         WRIMCO will designate an individual or committee to review and identify proxies for potential conflicts of interest on an ongoing basis.

         II. "Material Conflicts": WRIMCO will review each relationship identified as having a potential conflict based on the individual facts and circumstances. For purposes of this review, WRIMCO will attempt to detect those relationships deemed material based on the reasonable likelihood that they would be viewed as important by the average shareholder.

         In considering the materiality of a conflict, WRIMCO will take a two-step approach:

  • Financial Materiality – A relationship will be considered presumptively non-material unless the relationship represents 5% or more of WRIMCO's annual revenue. If the relationship involves an affiliate, the "material" benchmark will be 15% or more of WRIMCO's annual revenue.
  • Non-Financial Materiality – WRIMCO will review all known relationships of portfolio managers and senior management for improper influence.
         III. Procedures to Address Material Conflicts: WRIMCO will use the following techniques to vote proxies that have been determined to present a "Material Conflict."
  • Use a Proxy Voting Service for Specific Proposals -- As a primary means of voting material conflicts, WRIMCO will vote per the recommendation of an independent proxy voting service (Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) or another independent third party if a recommendation from ISS is unavailable).
  • Client directed – If the Material Conflict arises from WRIMCO's management of a third party account and the client provides voting instructions on a particular vote, WRIMCO will vote according to the directions provided by the client.
  • Use a Predetermined Voting Policy – If no directives are provided by either ISS or the client, WRIMCO may vote material conflicts pursuant to the pre-determined Proxy Voting Policies, established herein, should such subject matter fall sufficiently within the identified subject matter. If the issue involves a material conflict and WRIMCO chooses to use a predetermined voting policy, WRIMCO will not be permitted to vary from the established voting policies established herein.
  • Seek Board Guidance – If the Material Conflict does not fall within one of the situations referenced above, WRIMCO may seek guidance from the Funds' Board of Directors on matters involving a conflict. Under this method, WRIMCO will disclose the nature of the conflict to the Fund Board and obtain the Board's consent or direction to vote the proxies. WRIMCO may use the Board guidance to vote proxies for its non-mutual fund clients.

PROXY VOTING RECORD

         Information regarding how the proxies for the Funds were voted during the most recent 12-month period ended June 30, 2005, is available on the Funds' website, www.waddell.com, and on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov.

Since the Fund has not been in operation prior to the date of this SAI, no proxy voting record is available.

CAPITAL STOCK

The Shares of the Fund

         The shares of the Fund represent an interest in the Fund's securities and other assets and in its profits or losses. Each fractional share of a class has the same rights, in proportion, as a full share of that class.

         The Fund offers four classes of its shares: Class A, Class B, Class C and Class Y. Each class of the Fund represents an interest in the same assets of the Fund and differ as follows: each class of shares has exclusive voting rights on matters appropriately limited to that class; Class A shares are subject to an initial sales charge and to an ongoing distribution and/or service fee and certain Class A shares are subject to a CDSC; Class B and Class C shares are subject to a CDSC and to ongoing distribution and service fees; Class B shares that have been held by a shareholder for eight years will convert, automatically, eight years after the month in which the shares were purchased, to Class A shares of the Fund, and such conversion will be made, without charge or fee, on the basis of the relative NAV of the two classes; and Class Y shares, which are designated for institutional investors, have no sales charge nor ongoing distribution and/or service fee; each class may bear differing amounts of certain class-specific expenses; and each class has a separate exchange privilege. The Fund does not anticipate that there will be any conflicts between the interests of holders of the different classes of shares of the Fund by virtue of those classes. On an ongoing basis, the Board of Directors will consider whether any such conflict exists and, if so, take appropriate action. Each share of the Fund is entitled to equal voting, dividend, liquidation and redemption rights, except that due to the differing expenses borne by the four classes, dividends and liquidation proceeds of Class B shares and Class C shares are expected to be lower than for Class A shares of the Fund. Shares are fully paid and nonassessable when purchased.

         The Fund does not hold annual meetings of shareholders; however, certain significant corporate matters, such as the approval of a new investment advisory agreement or a change in a fundamental investment policy, which require shareholder approval, will be presented to shareholders at a meeting called by the Board of Directors for such purpose.

         Special meetings of shareholders may be called for any purpose upon receipt by the Fund of a request in writing signed by shareholders holding not less than 25% of all shares entitled to vote at such meeting, provided certain conditions stated in the Bylaws are met. There will normally be no meeting of the shareholders for the purpose of electing directors until such time as less than a majority of directors holding office have been elected by shareholders, at time which the directors then in office will call a shareholders' meeting for the election of directors. To the extent that Section 16(c) of the 1940 Act applies to the Fund, the directors are required to call a meeting of shareholders for the purpose of voting upon the question of removal of any director when requested in writing to do so by the shareholders of record of not less than 10% of the Fund's outstanding shares.

         Each share of the Fund (regardless of class) is entitled to one vote. On certain matters such as the election of Directors, all shares of the Fund vote together as a single class, except as to any matter for which a separate vote of a class is required by the 1940 Act or which affects the interests of one or more particular classes, the affected shareholders vote as a separate class.

 

PURCHASE, REDEMPTION AND PRICING OF SHARES

Purchase of Shares

         Minimum Initial and Subsequent Investments

         For Class A, Class B and Class C shares, initial investments must be at least $500 with the exceptions described in this paragraph. A $100 minimum initial investment pertains to certain exchanges of shares from another fund in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds (or, for clients of Waddell & Reed and Legend, a fund in the Ivy Family of Funds). A $50 minimum initial investment pertains to purchases for accounts for which an investor has arranged, at the time of initial investment, to make subsequent purchases for the account by having regular monthly withdrawals of $25 or more made from a bank account or through a payroll deduction. Shareholders purchasing through payroll deductions may invest any amount. Except with respect to certain exchanges and automatic withdrawals from a bank account, a shareholder may make subsequent investments of any amount. See, Exchanges for Shares of Other Funds in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds and Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc.

         For Class Y shares, investments by government entities or authorities or by corporations must total at least $10 million within the first twelve months after initial investment. There is no initial investment minimum for other eligible Class Y investors.

 

Reduced Sales Charges (Applicable to Class A shares only)

         Lower sales charges on the purchase of Class A shares are available by:

  • Rights of Accumulation: combining the value of additional purchases of shares of any of the funds in Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds and/or Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc. with the NAV of Class A, Class B or Class C shares already held in your account or in an account eligible for grouping with your account (see "Account Grouping" below). To be entitled to Rights of Accumulation, you must inform Waddell & Reed that you are entitled to a reduced sales charge and provide Waddell & Reed with the name and number of the existing account(s) with which your purchase may be combined. The reduced sales charge is applicable only to the new purchase. It is not retroactive to shares already held in your account or in an account eligible for grouping with your account.
  • Letter of Intent: grouping all purchases of the funds referenced above, made during a thirteen-month period pursuant to a Letter of Intent (LOI). By signing a LOI, which is available from Waddell & Reed, you indicate an intention to invest, over a thirteen-month period, a dollar amount sufficient to qualify for a reduced sales charge. In determining the amount which you must invest in order to qualify for a reduced sales charge under the LOI, your Class A, Class B or Class C shares already held in the same account in which the purchase is being made or in any account eligible for grouping with that account, as described in "Account Grouping" below, will be included.
  • Account Grouping: grouping purchases by certain related persons. For the purpose of taking advantage of the lower sales charges available for large purchases, a purchase of Class A shares in any account that you own may be grouped with the current account value of purchased Class A, Class B and/or Class C shares in any other account that you may own, or in accounts of household members of your immediate family (spouse and children under 21). Please note that grouping is allowed only for a) accounts of the owner that have the same address or Tax ID number, and b) accounts of family members living (or maintaining a permanent address) in the same household as the owner. For purposes of account grouping, an individual's domestic partner may be treated as his or her spouse.

With respect to purchases under retirement plans:

1.         All purchases of Class A shares made for a participant in a multi-participant Keogh plan may be grouped only with other purchases made under the same plan.

 

2.         All purchases of Class A shares made under an employee benefit plan described in Section 401 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Code) (a "qualified plan") that is maintained by a corporate employer and all plans of any one employer or affiliated employers will also be grouped. All qualified plans of an employer who is a franchisor and those of its franchisee(s) may also be grouped.

 

3.         All purchases of Class A shares made under a simplified employee pension plan (SEP), payroll deduction plan or similar arrangement adopted by an employer or affiliated employers may be grouped. Additionally, the purchases made by individual employees under such plan may also be grouped with the other accounts of the individual employees if such grouping would be more beneficial to an individual.

 

4.         All purchases of Class A shares made by you or your spouse for your respective individual retirement account (IRA), salary reduction plan account under Section 457 of the Code may be grouped, provided that such purchases are subject to a sales charge (see "Sales Charge Waivers for Certain Investors" and "Sales Charge Waivers for Certain Transactions" below; if your purchase qualifies for NAV eligibility pursuant to these sections, you may not group that investment), tax-sheltered annuity account (TSA) or Keogh plan account, provided that you and your spouse are the only participants in the Keogh plan.

 

         In order for an eligible purchase to be grouped, you must advise Waddell & Reed at the time the purchase is made that it is eligible for grouping and identify the accounts with which it may be grouped.

         Shares of Waddell & Reed Advisors Cash Management, Inc. are not eligible for either Rights of Accumulation or Letter of Intent privileges, unless such shares have been acquired by exchange for Class A shares on which a sales charge was paid, or as a dividend or distribution on such acquired shares.

         If you are investing $1 million or more, either as a lump sum or through one of the sales charge reduction features described above, you may be eligible to buy Class A shares without a sales charge. However, you may be charged a CDSC of 1.00% on any shares purchased without a sales charge that you sell within the first 12 months of owning them. This CDSC may be waived under certain circumstances, as noted in this prospectus. Your financial advisor or a Client Services representative can answer your questions and help you determine if you are eligible.

         For clients of Waddell & Reed) and Legend, the grouping privileges described above also apply to the corresponding classes of shares of funds in the Ivy Family of Funds.

         Other Funds in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds and Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc.

         Reduced sales charges for larger purchases of Class A shares apply to purchases of any of the Class A shares of any of the funds in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds and Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc. subject to a sales charge. A purchase of Class A shares, or Class A shares held, in any of the funds in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds and/or Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc. subject to a sales charge will be treated as an investment in the Fund in determining the applicable sales charge. For these purposes, Class A shares of Waddell & Reed Advisors Cash Management, Inc. that were acquired by exchange of another Waddell & Reed Advisors Fund or Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc. Class A shares on which a sales charge was paid, plus the shares paid as dividends on those acquired shares, are also taken into account.

         For clients of Waddell & Reed, Inc. and Legend, the grouping privileges described above also apply to the corresponding classes of shares of the funds in the Ivy Family of Funds, except shares of Ivy Money Market Fund (unless acquired by exchange of Class A shares of another Ivy Family Fund on which a sales charge was paid, plus the shares paid as dividends on those acquired shares).

Net Asset Value Purchases of Class A Shares

         Class A shares of the Fund may be purchased at NAV by the Directors and officers of the Fund or of any affiliated entity of Waddell & Reed, employees of Waddell & Reed or of any of its affiliates, financial advisors of Waddell & Reed and its affiliates and the spouse, children, parents, children's spouses and spouse's parents of each such Director, officer, employee and financial advisor. Child includes stepchild; parent includes stepparent. Purchases of Class A shares in an IRA sponsored by Waddell & Reed established for any of these eligible purchasers may also be at NAV. Purchases of Class A shares in any tax-qualified retirement plan under which the eligible purchaser is the sole participant may also be made at NAV. Trusts under which the grantor and the trustee or a co-trustee are each an eligible purchaser are also eligible for NAV purchases of Class A shares. Employees include retired employees. A retired employee is an individual separated from service from Waddell & Reed, or from an affiliated company with a vested interest in any Employee Benefit plan sponsored by Waddell & Reed or any of its affiliated companies. Financial advisors include retired financial advisors. A retired financial advisor is any financial advisor who was, at the time of separation from service from Waddell & Reed, a Senior Financial Advisor. A custodian under UGMA or UTMA purchasing for the child or grandchild of any employee or financial advisor may purchase Class A shares at NAV whether or not the custodian himself is an eligible purchaser.

         Shares may be issued at NAV in a merger, acquisition or exchange offer made pursuant to a plan of reorganization to which the Fund is a party.

         Purchases of Class A shares in a 401(k) plan or a 457 plan having 100 or more eligible employees, and the shares are held in individual plan participant accounts on the Fund's records, may be made at NAV.

         Purchases of Class A shares in a 401(a) plan having 100 or more eligible employees, and the shares are held in individual plan participant accounts on the Fund's records and segregated from any other retirement plan assets, may be made at NAV.

         Purchases of Class A shares in retirement plan accounts held in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Retirement Plan, offered and distributed by Nationwide Investment Services Corporation through Nationwide Trust Company, FSB retirement programs, may be made at NAV.

         Purchases of Class A shares by clients investing via a Managed Allocation Portfolio (MAP) or Strategic Portfolio Allocation (SPA) program available through Waddell & Reed, Inc., may be made at NAV.

         Direct Rollovers from the Waddell & Reed Advisors Retirement Plan may be made at NAV.

 

Reasons for Differences in the Public Offering Price of Class A Shares

         As described herein and in the Prospectus, there are a number of instances in which the Fund's Class A shares are sold or issued on a basis other than at the maximum public offering price, that is, the NAV plus the highest sales charge. Some of these instances relate to lower or eliminated sales charges for larger purchases of Class A shares, whether made at one time or over a period of time as under an LOI or Rights of Accumulation. See the table of breakpoints in sales charges in the Prospectus and in this SAI for the Class A shares. The reasons for these quantity discounts are, in general, that (1) they are traditional and have long been permitted in the industry and are therefore necessary to meet competition as to sales of shares of other funds having such discounts, (2) certain quantity discounts are required by rules of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (as is elimination of sales charges on the reinvestment of dividends and other distributions), and (3) they are designed to avoid an unduly large dollar amount of sales charge on substantial purchases in view of reduced selling expenses. Quantity discounts are made available to certain related persons for reasons of family unity and to provide a benefit to tax-exempt plans and organizations.

         In general, the reasons for the other instances in which there are reduced or eliminated sales charges for Class A shares are as follows. Exchanges at NAV are permitted because a sales charge has already been paid on the shares exchanged, except that exchanges from Class A shares of Waddell & Reed Advisors Cash Management, Inc. are subject to any sales charge applicable to the Fund being exchanged into, unless the Waddell & Reed Advisors Cash Management, Inc. shares were previously acquired by an exchange from Class A shares of another Waddell & Reed Advisors Fund for which a sales charge was paid. Sales of Class A shares without a sales charge are permitted to Directors, officers and certain others due to reduced or eliminated selling expenses and since such sales may aid in the development of a sound employee organization, encourage responsibility and interest in the Fund and an identification with its aims and policies. Limited reinvestments of redemptions of Class A shares at no sales charge are permitted to attempt to protect against mistaken or not fully informed redemption decisions. Class A shares may be sold without a sales charge in plans of reorganization due to reduced or eliminated sales expenses and since, in some cases, such shares are exempted by the 1940 Act from the otherwise applicable requirements as to sales charges. Class A shares may be sold without a sales charge to persons who have an existing relationship with Waddell & Reed (or any of its affiliates), as well as to persons who purchase such shares through certain advisory programs, due to reduced selling expenses incurred by Waddell & Reed. Reduced or eliminated sales charges may also be used for certain short-term promotional activities by Waddell & Reed. In no case in which there is a reduced or eliminated sales charge are the interests of existing Class A shareholders adversely affected since, in each case, the Fund receives the NAV per share of all shares sold or issued.

Systematic Withdrawal Plan for Class A, Class B and Class C Shareholders

         If you qualify, you may arrange to receive through the Systematic Withdrawal Plan (Service) regular monthly, quarterly, semiannual or annual payments by redeeming on an ongoing basis Class A, Class B or Class C shares that you own of any of the funds in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds, and, for clients of Waddell & Reed and Legend, any of the funds in the Ivy Family of Funds. It would be a disadvantage to an investor to make additional purchases of Class A shares while the Service is in effect because it would result in duplication of sales charges. Effective November 1, 2003, Class B and Class C shares, and certain Class A shares to which the CDSC otherwise applies, that are redeemed under the Service are not subject to a CDSC provided the amount withdrawn does not exceed, annually, 12% of the account value. Prior to November 1, 2003, Class B and Class C shares, and certain Class A shares to which the CDSC otherwise applied, that were redeemed under the Service were not subject to a CDSC provided the amount withdrawn did not exceed, annually, 24% of the account value. For shareholders who had established the Service prior to November 1, 2003, the 24% maximum continues to apply. Applicable forms to start the Service are available through WRSCO.

         The maximum amount of the withdrawal for monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual withdrawals is 1%, 3%, 6% and 12%, respectively, of the value of your account at the time the Service is established. (For shareholders who had established the Service prior to November 1, 2003, the maximum amount of the withdrawal on an annual basis is equal to 24% of the value of your account.) As noted above, the withdrawal proceeds are not subject to the CDSC, but only within these percentage limitations. The minimum withdrawal is $50. The Service, and this exclusion from the CDSC, do not apply to a one-time withdrawal.

         To qualify for the Service, you must have invested at least $10,000 in Class A, Class B or Class C shares which you still own of any of the funds in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds, and, for clients of Waddell & Reed and Legend, any of the funds in the Ivy Family of Funds; or, you must own Class A, Class B or Class C shares having a value of at least $10,000. The value for this purpose is the value at the current offering price.

         You can choose to have shares redeemed to receive:

         1. a monthly, quarterly, semiannual or annual payment of $50 or more;

         2. a monthly payment, which will change each month, equal to one-twelfth of a percentage of the value of the shares in the Account; (you select the percentage); or

         3. a monthly or quarterly payment, which will change each month or quarter, by redeeming a number of shares fixed by you (at least five shares).

         Shares are redeemed on either the 5th day or the 20th day of the month in which the payment is to be made, or on the prior business day if the 5th or 20th is not a business day. Payments are made within five days of the redemption.

         Retirement plan accounts may be subject to a fee imposed by the Plan Custodian for use of the Service.

         The dividends and other distributions on shares of a class you have made available for the Service are paid in additional shares of that class. All payments under the Service are made by redeeming shares, which may involve a gain or loss for tax purposes. To the extent that payments exceed dividends and other distributions, the number of shares you own will decrease. When all of the shares in an account are redeemed, you will not receive any further payments. Thus, the payments are not an annuity, an income or a return on your investment.

         You may, at any time, change the manner in which you have chosen to have shares redeemed to any of the other choices originally available to you. You may, at any time, redeem part or all of the shares in your account; if you redeem all of the shares, the Service is terminated. The Fund can also terminate the Service by notifying you in writing.

         After the end of each calendar year, information on shares redeemed will be sent to you to assist you in completing your Federal income tax return.

 

Exchanges for Shares of Other Funds in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds, Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc. and the Ivy Family of Funds

         Class A Share Exchanges

         Once a sales charge has been paid on Class A shares of a fund in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds or Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc. and, for clients of Waddell & Reed and Legend, any fund in the Ivy Family of Funds (with the exceptions noted below), these shares and any shares added due to reinvested dividends or other distributions paid on those shares may be freely exchanged for Class A shares of another fund in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds or Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc., and, for clients of Waddell & Reed and Legend, any fund in the Ivy Family of Funds. The shares you exchange must be worth at least $100 or you must already own shares of the fund into which you want to exchange.

         You may exchange Class A shares you own in another fund in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds or Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc. and, for clients of Waddell & Reed and Legend, any fund in the Ivy Family of Funds for Class A shares of a Fund without charge if (1) a sales charge was paid on these shares, or (2) the shares were received in exchange for shares for which a sales charge was paid, or (3) the shares were acquired from reinvestment of dividends and other distributions paid on such shares. There may be one or more such exchanges so long as a sales charge was paid on the shares originally purchased. Also, shares acquired without a sales charge because the purchase was $1 million or more will be treated the same, for this purpose, as shares on which a sales charge was paid.

         Shares of Waddell & Reed Advisors Municipal Bond Fund, Inc., Waddell & Reed Advisors Fixed Income Funds, Inc. Government Securities Fund, Waddell & Reed Advisors Fixed Income Funds, Inc. Limited-Term Bond Fund, Waddell & Reed Advisors Municipal High Income Fund, Inc., Ivy Funds, Inc. Municipal Bond Fund and Ivy Funds, Inc. Limited-Term Bond Fund are the exceptions and special rules apply. Class A shares of any of these funds may be exchanged for Class A shares of any of the other funds in Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds and Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc. and, for clients of Waddell & Reed and Legend, any fund in the Ivy Family of Funds only if (1) you received those shares as a result of one or more exchanges of shares on which a maximum sales charge was originally paid (currently, 5.75%), or (2) the shares have been held from the date of original purchase for at least six months.

         Subject to the above rules regarding sales charges, you may have a specific dollar amount of Class A shares of Waddell & Reed Advisors Cash Management, Inc. automatically exchanged each month into Class A shares of the Fund (or into Class B or Class C shares of the Fund in certain situations, as noted below) or any other fund in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds, provided you already own Class A shares of that fund. The shares of Waddell & Reed Advisors Cash Management, Inc. which you designate for automatic exchange must be worth at least $100, which may be allocated among the Class A shares of different funds in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds so long as each fund receives a value of at least $25. Minimum initial investment and minimum balance requirements apply to such automatic exchange service.

         Exchanges of shares from Waddell & Reed Advisors Cash Management, Inc. ("money market fund shares") are subject to any sales charge applicable to the Waddell & Reed Advisors Fund being exchanged into, unless the money market fund shares were previously acquired by an exchange from Class A shares of a non-money market fund upon which a sales charge has already been paid.

         You may redeem your Class A shares of the Fund and use the proceeds to purchase Class Y shares of the Fund if you meet the criteria for purchasing Class Y shares.

         Class B Share Exchanges

         You may exchange Class B shares of the Fund for Class B shares of other funds in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds and/or Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc. and, for clients of Waddell & Reed and Legend, any fund in the Ivy Family of Funds without charge.

         The redemption of the Fund's Class B shares as part of an exchange is not subject to the CDSC. For purposes of computing the CDSC, if any, applicable to the redemption of the shares acquired in the exchange, those acquired shares are treated as having been purchased when the original redeemed shares were purchased.

         You may have a specific dollar amount of Class A shares of Waddell & Reed Advisors Cash Management, Inc. automatically exchanged each month into Class B shares of a Fund or any other fund in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds, provided you already own Class B shares of that fund and meet other criteria. The shares of Waddell & Reed Advisors Cash Management, Inc. which you designate for automatic exchange must be worth at least $100, which may be allocated among different Funds so long as each Fund receives a value of at least $25. Minimum initial investment and minimum balance requirements apply to such automatic exchange service.

         Class C Share Exchanges

         You may exchange Class C shares of the Fund for Class C shares of other funds in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds and/or Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc. and, for clients of Waddell & Reed and Legend, any fund in the Ivy Family of Funds without charge.

         The redemption of the Fund's Class C shares as part of an exchange is not subject to the CDSC. For purposes of computing the CDSC, if any, applicable to the redemption of the shares acquired in the exchange, those acquired shares are treated as having been purchased when the original redeemed shares were purchased.

         You may have a specific dollar amount of Class A shares of Waddell & Reed Advisors Cash Management, Inc. automatically exchanged each month into Class C shares of a Fund or any other fund in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds, provided you already own Class C shares of that fund. The shares of Waddell & Reed Advisors Cash Management, Inc. which you designate for automatic exchange must be worth at least $100, which may be allocated among different Funds so long as each Fund receives a value of at least $25. Minimum initial investment and minimum balance requirements apply to such automatic exchange service.

         Class Y Share Exchanges

         Class Y shares of the Fund may be exchanged for Class Y shares of any other fund in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds and, for clients of Waddell & Reed and Legend, any fund in the Ivy Family of Funds or for Class A shares of Waddell & Reed Advisors Cash Management, Inc.

         General Exchange Information

         You may exchange only into Funds that are legally permitted for sale in your state of residence. Currently, each Fund within Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds, Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc. and the Ivy Family of Funds may be sold only within the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, except that Ivy Cundill Global Value Fund, Ivy Global Natural Resources Fund and Ivy Pacific Opportunities Fund are not eligible for sale in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

         The exchange will be made at the NAVs next determined after receipt of your request in good order by the Fund. When you exchange shares, the total shares you receive will have the same aggregate NAV as the total shares you exchange.

         The Funds reserve the right to terminate or modify these exchange privileges at any time. In exercising this right, each Fund may, for example, limit the frequency of exchanges by a shareholder and/or cancel a shareholder's exchange privilege.

         Exchanges are considered taxable events and may result in a capital gain or a capital loss for tax purposes.

         Waddell & Reed reserves the right to reject any purchase orders, including purchases by exchange, and it and the Funds reserve the right to discontinue offering Fund shares for purchase.

 

Market Timing Policy

         The Funds are intended for long-term investment purposes. The Funds will take steps to seek to deter frequent purchases and redemptions in Fund shares (market timing activities). Market timing activities, especially those involving large dollar amounts, may disrupt portfolio investment management and may increase expenses and negatively impact investment returns for all Fund shareholders, including long-term shareholders. Market timing activities may also increase the expenses of WRSCO and/or Waddell & Reed, thereby indirectly affecting the Fund's shareholders.

         Certain Funds may be more attractive to investors seeking to engage in market timing activities. For example, to the extent that a Fund invests a significant portion of its assets in foreign securities, the Fund may be susceptible to a time zone arbitrage strategy in which investors seek to take advantage of Fund share prices that may not reflect developments in foreign securities markets that occurred after the close of such market but prior to the pricing of Fund shares. A Fund that invests in securities that are, among other things, thinly traded or traded infrequently is susceptible to the risk that the current market price for such securities may not accurately reflect current market values. An investor may seek to engage in short-term trading to take advantage of these pricing differences (commonly referred to as price arbitrage). For example, price arbitrage is more likely to occur in a Fund that invests a significant portion of its assets in small cap companies.

         To discourage market timing activities by investors, the Funds' Board of Directors has adopted a market timing policy and has approved the procedures of the Funds' transfer agent, WRSCO, for implementing this policy. WRSCO's procedures reflect the criteria that it has developed for purposes of identifying trading activity in Fund shares that may be indicative of market timing activities and outline how it will monitor transactions in Fund shares. In its monitoring of trading activity in Fund shares, on a periodic basis, WRSCO typically reviews Fund share transactions that exceed certain monetary thresholds and/or numerical transaction limits within a particular time period. In its attempt to identify market timing activities, WRSCO considers many factors, including (but not limited to) the frequency, size and/or timing of the investor's transactions in Fund shares. As an additional step, WRSCO reviews internal monthly reporting of a Fund's overall redemption activity in relation to average assets and purchases within the period. If WRSCO identifies what it believes to be market timing activities, WRSCO and/or Waddell & Reed will, for clients of Waddell & Reed (including those shareholders that do not utilize any financial intermediary), send a letter to the shareholder to state that we are suspending exchange privileges and will refuse to accept additional purchases in the account. For trading via the NSCC we will, if possible, place a trading block on our system at a dealer-branch level or, if that cannot be accomplished, we will contact the associated broker-dealers and request that they block further trading. The letter will inform the shareholder that he/she may request the reinstatement of exchange privileges and the ability to make additional investments, after a prescribed period of time. In exercising any of the foregoing rights, WRSCO will consider the trading history of accounts under common ownership or control within any of the Waddell & Reed and/or Ivy Funds. For this purpose, transactions placed through the same financial intermediary on an omnibus basis may be deemed a part of a group and may be rejected in whole or in part. Transactions placed in violation of a Fund's market timing policy are not deemed accepted by the Fund and may be cancelled or revoked by the Fund on the next business day following receipt by the Fund.

         The Fund seeks to apply its market timing policy consistently to all shareholders and prospective investors. Although the Funds, Waddell & Reed and WRSCO make efforts to monitor for market timing activities and will seek the assistance of financial intermediaries through which Fund shares are purchased or held, the Funds cannot always identify or detect excessive trading that may be facilitated by financial intermediaries or that are difficult to identify when effected through omnibus accounts maintained by those intermediaries because the intermediary maintains the underlying shareholder account. Under these circumstances, the Fund cannot identify transactions by underlying investors. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that the Funds will be able to eliminate all market timing activities.

         Due to the complexity and subjectivity involved in identifying market timing activities and the volume of shareholder transactions that WRSCO processes, there can be no assurance that the Fund's and WRSCO's policies and procedures will identify all trades or trading practices that may be considered market timing activity. WRSCO may modify its procedures for implementing the Funds' market timing policy and/or its monitoring criteria at any time without prior notice. The Fund, WRSCO and/or Waddell & Reed shall not be liable for any loss resulting from rejected purchase orders or exchanges.

         The Fund's market timing policy, in conjunction with the use of fair value pricing and application of the redemption fee, is intended to reduce a shareholder's ability to engage in market timing activities, although there can be no assurance that the Fund will eliminate market timing activities.

Redemption Fee

         The Fund will deduct a redemption fee of 2.00% from any redemption or exchange proceeds if you sell or exchange any class of shares of the Fund after holding the shares fewer than 5 days. This fee also applies to Class A shares purchased without a sales charge. If you bought your shares on different days, the "first-in, first out" (FIFO) method is used to determine the holding period. Under this method, the shares you held longest will be redeemed first for purposes of determining whether the redemption fee applies. These fees are paid directly to the Fund.

The Fund's redemption fee will not be assessed against:

 

         1. certain omnibus accounts and retirement plan accounts where the omnibus account holder or the retirement plan administrator does not have the capability to impose a redemption fee on its underlying customers' accounts; and certain intermediaries that do not have, or report to the Funds, sufficient information to impose a redemption fee on their customers' accounts

 

         2. (i) premature distributions from retirement accounts due to the disability of the participant; (ii) minimum required distributions from retirement accounts; (iii) return of excess contributions in retirement accounts where the excess is reinvested into the Fund; (iv) redemptions resulting in the settlement of an estate due to the death of the shareholder; and (v) reinvested distributions (dividends and capital gains)

 

         3. shareholder accounts participating in Strategic Portfolio Allocation (SPA), Managed Allocation Portfolio (MAP) and/or Strategic Asset Management (SAM) advisory services that may periodically rebalance mutual fund holdings at regular intervals or in response to prevailing economic, political and/or financial conditions, as determined by the investment advisor for the advisory service.

 

         4. shareholder accounts participating in certain other asset allocation programs in which the sponsoring institution has agreed to monitor for frequent trading activity and, when operationally possible, to assess applicable redemption fees on the Funds' behalf.

 

         In addition to these waivers, the Fund reserves the right to waive the redemption fee at its discretion where it believes such waiver is in the best interests of the Fund, including but not limited to when it determines that imposition of the redemption fee is not necessary to protect the Fund from the effects of excessive short-term trading. In addition, the Fund reserves the right to modify or eliminate the redemption fee or waivers at any time.

         Certain intermediaries have agreed to charge the Fund's redemption fee on their customers' accounts. In this case, the amount of the fee and the holding period will generally be consistent with the Fund's criteria. However, due to operational requirements, the intermediaries' methods for tracking and calculating the fee may differ in some respects from the Fund's method. For Fund shares purchased through a financial intermediary, investors should contact their financial intermediary or refer to their plan documents for more information on how the redemption fee is applied to their shares.

 

Retirement Plans and Other Tax-Advantaged Savings Accounts

         Your account may be set up as a funding vehicle for a retirement plan or other tax-advantaged savings account. For individual taxpayers meeting certain requirements, Waddell & Reed offers model or prototype documents for the following retirement plans and other accounts. All of these accounts involve investment in shares of the Funds (or shares of certain other funds in the Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds or for clients of Waddell & Reed and Legend, shares of certain other funds in the Ivy Family of Funds). Unless otherwise noted, the dollar limits specified below are for 2005 for Federal income tax purposes and may change for subsequent years.

         Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). Investors having eligible earned income may set up a plan that is commonly called an IRA. Under a traditional IRA, an investor can contribute each year up to 100% of his or her earned income, up to the Annual Dollar Limit per year (provided the investor has not reached age 70 1/2). The Annual Dollar Limit is $4,000 for the tax years 2005 through 2007. For individuals who have attained age 50 by the last day of the calendar year for which the contribution is made, the Annual Dollar Limit also allows a catch-up contribution. The maximum annual catch-up contribution is $500 for 2005, and $1,000 for 2006 and after. For a married couple, the maximum annual contribution is the sum of their separate Annual Dollar Limits or, if less, the couple's combined earned income for the taxable year, even if one spouse had no earned income. Generally, the contributions are deductible unless: 1) the investor (or, if married, either spouse) is an active participant in an employer-sponsored retirement plan; and 2) the investor's (or the couple's) adjusted gross income exceeds certain levels. A married investor who is not an active participant, who files jointly with his or her spouse and whose combined adjusted gross income does not exceed $150,000 is not affected by his or her spouse's active participant status.

         An investor may also use a traditional IRA to receive a rollover contribution that is either (a) a direct rollover distribution from an employer's plan or (b) a rollover of an eligible distribution paid to the investor from an employer's plan or another IRA. To the extent a rollover contribution is made to a traditional IRA, the distribution will not be subject to Federal income tax until distributed from the IRA. A direct rollover generally applies to any distribution from an employer's plan (including a custodial account under Section 403(b)(7) of the Code or a government plan under Section 457 of the Code, but not an IRA) other than certain periodic payments, required minimum distributions and other specified distributions. In a direct rollover, the eligible rollover distribution is paid directly to the IRA, not to the investor. If, instead, an investor receives payment of an eligible rollover distribution, all or a portion of that distribution generally may be rolled over to an IRA within 60 days after receipt of the distribution. Because mandatory Federal income tax withholding applies to any eligible rollover distribution that is not paid in a direct rollover, investors should consult their tax advisers or pension consultants as to the applicable tax rules. If you already have an IRA, you may have the assets in that IRA transferred directly to an IRA offered by Waddell & Reed.

         Roth IRAs. Investors having eligible earned income and whose adjusted gross income (or combined adjusted gross income, if married) does not exceed certain levels may establish and contribute up to the Annual Dollar Limit per tax year to a Roth IRA (or to any combination of Roth and traditional IRAs). An individual's maximum Roth IRA contribution for a taxable year is reduced by the amount of any contributions that individual makes to a traditional IRA for that year. For a married couple, the annual maximum is the sum of their separate Annual Dollar Limits or, if less, the couple's combined earned income for the taxable year, even if one spouse had no earned income.

         In addition, for an investor whose adjusted gross income does not exceed $100,000 (and who is not a married person filing a separate return), certain distributions from traditional IRAs may be rolled over to a Roth IRA and any of the investor's traditional IRAs may be converted into a Roth IRA; these rollover distributions and conversions are, however, subject to Federal income tax.

         Contributions to a Roth IRA are not deductible; however, earnings accumulate tax-free in the Roth IRA, and withdrawals of earnings are not subject to Federal income tax if the account has been held for at least five years and the account holder has reached age 59 1/2 (or certain other conditions apply).

         Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (formerly, Education IRAs). Although not technically for retirement savings, Coverdell Education Savings Accounts provide a vehicle for saving for a child's education. A Coverdell Education Savings Account may be established for the benefit of any minor, and any person whose adjusted gross income does not exceed certain levels may contribute up to $2,000 to a Coverdell Education Savings Account (or to each of multiple Coverdell Education Savings Accounts), provided that no more than $2,000 may be contributed for any year to Coverdell Education Savings Accounts for the same beneficiary. Contributions are not deductible and may not be made after the beneficiary reaches age 18 (except that this age limit does not apply to a beneficiary with "special needs," as defined in the Code). Earnings accumulate tax-free, and withdrawals are not subject to tax if used to pay the qualified education expenses of the beneficiary (or certain members of his or her family). Special rules apply where the beneficiary is a special needs person.

         Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) plans. Employers can make contributions to SEP-IRAs established for employees. Generally, an employer may contribute up to 25% of compensation, subject to certain maximums, per year for each employee.

         Savings Incentive Match Plans for Employees (SIMPLE Plans). An employer with 100 or fewer eligible employees that does not sponsor another active retirement plan may establish a SIMPLE plan to contribute to its employees' retirement accounts. A SIMPLE plan can be in the form of either an IRA or a 401(k) plan. In general, an employer can choose to match employee contributions dollar-for-dollar (up to 3% of an employee's compensation) or may contribute to all eligible employees 2% of their compensation, whether or not they defer salary to their retirement plans. SIMPLE plans involve fewer administrative requirements, generally, than traditional 401(k) or other qualified plans.

         Owner-Only Keogh Plans. A Keogh plan, which is available to self-employed individuals and their spouses, or one or more partners and their spouses, is a defined contribution plan that may be either a money purchase plan or a profit-sharing plan. As a general rule, an investor under a defined contribution Keogh plan can contribute up to 100% of his or her annual earned income, with a maximum of $42,000 for 2005 and $44,000 for 2006.

         457 (b) Plans. If an investor is an employee of a state or local government or of certain types of charitable organizations, he or she may be able to enter into a deferred compensation arrangement in accordance with Section 457 of the Code.

         TSAs - Custodial Accounts and Title I Plans. If an investor is an employee of a public school system, a church or certain types of charitable organizations, he or she may be able to enter into a deferred compensation arrangement through a custodial account under Section 403(b)(7) of the Code. Some organizations have adopted Title I plans, which are funded by employer contributions in addition to employee deferrals.

         Pension and Profit-Sharing Plans, including 401(k) Plans. With a 401(k) plan, employees can make tax-deferred contributions to a plan to which the employer may also contribute, usually on a matching basis. An employee may defer each year the lesser of 100% of income or $14,000 of compensation for 2005, which may be increased each year based on cost-of-living adjustments. An employee who has attained the age of 50 by the end of the year may also make a catch-up contribution of $4,000 for 2005.

         More detailed information about these arrangements and applicable forms are available from Waddell & Reed. These tax-advantaged savings plans and other accounts may be treated differently under state tax law and may involve complex tax questions as to premature distributions and other matters. Investors should consult their tax adviser or pension consultant.

Redemptions

         The Prospectus gives information as to redemption procedures. Redemption payments are made within seven days from receipt of a request in good order, unless delayed because of emergency conditions as determined by the SEC, when the NYSE is closed other than for weekends or holidays, or when trading on the NYSE is restricted. Payment is made in cash, although under extraordinary conditions redemptions may be made in portfolio securities. Payment for redemptions of shares of the Funds may be made in portfolio securities when the Board of Directors determines that conditions exist making cash payments undesirable. Redemptions made in securities will be made only in readily marketable securities. Securities used for payment of redemptions are valued at the price used in figuring NAV. There would be brokerage costs to the redeeming shareholder in selling such securities. The Fund, however, has elected to be governed by Rule 18f-1 under the 1940 Act, pursuant to which it is obligated to redeem shares solely in cash up to the lesser of $250,000 or 1% of its NAV during any 90-day period for any one shareholder.

Reinvestment Privilege

         The Fund offers a one-time reinvestment privilege that allows you to reinvest without charge all or part of any amount of Class A shares you redeem from the Fund by sending to the Fund the amount you wish to reinvest. The amount you return will be reinvested in Class A shares at the NAV next calculated after the Fund receives the returned amount. Your written request to reinvest and the amount to be reinvested must be received within 60 days after your redemption request was received, and the Fund must be offering Class A shares of this Fund at the time your reinvestment request is received. You can do this only once as to Class A shares of the Fund. You do not lose this privilege by redeeming shares to invest the proceeds at NAV in a Keogh plan or an IRA.

         There is also a reinvestment privilege for Class B and Class C shares and, where applicable, certain Class A shares under which you may reinvest in the Fund all or part of any amount of the shares you redeemed and have the corresponding amount of the CDSC, if any, which you paid restored to your account by adding the amount of that charge to the amount you are reinvesting in shares of the same class of this Fund. If Fund shares of that class are then being offered, you can put all or part of your redemption payment back into such shares at the NAV next calculated at the time your request is received. Your written request to do this must be received within 60 days after your redemption request was received. You can do this only once as to Class B and Class C shares of the Fund. For purposes of determining future CDSC, the reinvestment will be treated as a new investment. You do not lose this privilege by redeeming shares to invest the proceeds at NAV in a Keogh plan or an IRA.

Mandatory Redemption of Certain Small Accounts

         The Fund has the right to compel the redemption of shares held under any account or any plan if the aggregate NAV of such shares (taken at cost or value as the Board of Directors may determine) is less than $500. The Board of Directors has no intent to compel redemptions in the foreseeable future. If it should elect to compel redemptions, shareholders who are affected will receive prior written notice and will be permitted 60 days to bring their accounts up to the minimum before this redemption is processed.

 

Determination of Offering Price

         The NAV of each class of the shares of the Fund is the value of the assets of that class, less the class's liabilities, divided by the total number of outstanding shares of that class.

         Class A shares of the Fund are sold at their next determined NAV plus the sales charge described in the Prospectus. The sales charge is paid to Waddell & Reed, the Fund's underwriter.

         The offering price of a Class A share is its NAV next calculated following acceptance of a purchase request, in good order, plus the sales charge, as applicable. The offering price of a Class B share, Class C share, Class Y share or certain Class A shares is the applicable class NAV next calculated following acceptance of a purchase request, in good order. The number of shares you receive for your purchase depends on the next offering price after Waddell & Reed, or an authorized third party, properly receives and accepts your order. Therefore, if your order is received in proper form by Waddell & Reed or an authorized third party before 4:00 p.m. Eastern time on a day in which the NYSE is open, you should generally receive that day's offering price. If your order is received in proper form by Waddell & Reed or an authorized third party after 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, you will receive the offering price as calculated as of the close of business of the NYSE on the next business day. You should consult that firm to determine the time by which it must receive your order for you to purchase shares of the Fund at that day's price. You will be sent a confirmation after your purchase (except for automatic transactions) which will indicate how many shares you have purchased.

         Waddell & Reed need not accept any purchase order, and it or the Fund may determine to discontinue offering Fund shares for purchase.

         The NAV and offering price per share are computed once on each day that the NYSE is open for trading as of the later of the close of the regular session of the NYSE or the close of the regular session of any other securities or commodities exchange on which an option or futures contract held by the Fund is traded. The NYSE annually announces the days on which it will not be open for trading. The most recent announcement indicates that the NYSE will not be open on the following days: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. However, it is possible that the NYSE may close on other days. The NAV will likely change every business day, since typically the value of the assets and the number of shares outstanding change every business day.

         The securities in the portfolio of the Fund, except as otherwise noted, that are listed or traded on a stock exchange, are valued on the basis of the last sale on that day or, lacking any sales, at a price that is the mean between the closing bid and asked prices. Other securities that are traded over-the-counter are priced using the Nasdaq Stock Market, which provides information on bid and asked prices quoted by major dealers in such stocks. Bonds, other than convertible bonds, are valued using a third-party pricing system. Convertible bonds are valued using this pricing system only on days when there is no sale reported. Short-term debt securities are valued at amortized cost, which approximates market value. When market quotations are not readily available, securities and other assets are valued at fair value as determined in good faith under procedures established by, and under the general supervision and responsibility of, the Board of Directors.

         Options and futures contracts purchased and held by the Fund are valued at the last sales price thereof on the securities or commodities exchanges on which they are traded, or, if there are no transactions, at the mean between bid and asked prices. Ordinarily, the close of the regular session for options trading on national securities exchanges is 4:10 p.m. Eastern time and the close for the regular session for commodities exchanges is 4:15 p.m. Eastern time. Futures contracts will be valued with reference to established futures exchanges. The value of a futures contract purchased by the Fund will be either the closing price of that contract or the bid price. Conversely, the value of a futures contract sold by the Fund will be either the closing purchase price or the asked price.

         When the Fund writes a put or call, an amount equal to the premium received is included in the Statement of Assets and Liabilities as an asset, and an equivalent deferred credit is included in the liability section. The deferred credit is marked-to-market (that is, treated as sold for its fair market value) to reflect the current market value of the put or call. If a call the Fund wrote is exercised, the proceeds received on the sale of the related investment are increased by the amount of the premium the Fund received. If the Fund exercised a call it purchased, the amount paid to purchase the related investment is increased by the amount of the premium paid. If a put written by the Fund is exercised, the amount that the Fund pays to purchase the related investment is decreased by the amount of the premium it received. If the Fund exercises a put it purchased, the amount the Fund receives from the sale of the related investment is reduced by the amount of the premium it paid. If a put or call written by the Fund expires, it has a gain in the amount of the premium; if the Fund enters into a closing purchase transaction, it will have a gain or loss depending on whether the premium was more or less than the cost of the closing transaction.

         Foreign currency exchange rates are generally determined prior to the close of trading of the regular session of the NYSE. Occasionally events affecting the value of foreign investments and such exchange rates occur between the time at which they are determined and the close of the regular session of trading on the NYSE, which events will not be reflected in a computation of the Fund's NAV on that day. If events materially affecting the value of such investments or currency exchange rates occur during such time period, investments will be valued at their fair value as determined in good faith by or under the direction of the Board of Directors. The foreign currency exchange transactions of the Fund conducted on a spot (that is, cash) basis are valued at the spot rate for purchasing or selling currency prevailing on the foreign exchange market. This rate under normal market conditions differs from the prevailing exchange rate in an amount generally less than one-tenth of one percent due to the costs of converting from one currency to another.

         When the Fund believes a reported market price for a security does not reflect the amount the Fund would receive on a current sale of that security, the Fund may substitute for the market price a fair-value estimate made according to procedures approved by the Board of Directors. The Fund may also use these procedures to value certain types of illiquid securities. Fair value pricing generally will be used by the Fund if the exchange on which a portfolio security is traded closes early or if trading in a particular security is halted during the day and does not resume prior to the time the Fund's NAV is calculated.

         The Fund may also use these methods to value securities that trade in a foreign market if a significant event that appears likely to materially affect the value of foreign investments or foreign currency exchange rates occurs between the time that foreign market closes and the time the NYSE closes. A fund which may invest a portion of its assets in foreign securities may also be susceptible to a time zone arbitrage strategy in which shareholders attempt to take advantage of fund share prices that may not reflect developments in foreign securities markets that occurred after the close of such market but prior to the pricing of Fund shares. In that case, such investments or exchange rates may be valued at their fair values as determined according to the procedures approved by the Fund's Board of Directors. Significant events include, but are not limited to, (1) those impacting a single issuer, (2) governmental actions that affect securities in one sector, country or region, (3) natural disasters or armed conflicts affecting a country or region, and (4) significant domestic or foreign market fluctuation. The Fund has retained a third-party pricing service (the Service) to assist in valuing foreign securities held in the Fund's portfolio. The Service conducts a screening process to indicate the degree of certainty, based on historical data, that the closing price in the principal market where a foreign security trades is not the current market value as of the close of the NYSE. For foreign securities where WRSCO, in accordance with guideless adopted by the Fund's Board of Directors, believes, at the approved degree of certainty, that the price is not reflective of current market price, WRSCO may use the indication of fair value from the Service to determine the fair value of the security. The Service, the methodology or the degree of certainty may change from time to time. The Board regularly reviews, and WRSCO regularly monitors and reports to the Board, the Service's pricing of the Fund's foreign securities, as applicable.

         Fair valuation has the effect of updating security prices to reflect market value based on, among other things, the recognition of a significant event -- thus potentially alleviating arbitrage opportunities with respect to Fund shares. Another effect of fair valuation is that the Fund's NAV will be subject, in part, to the judgment of the Board of Directors or its designee instead of being determined directly by market prices. When fair value pricing is applied, the prices of securities used by the Fund to calculate its NAV may differ from quoted or published prices for the same securities, and therefore, a shareholder purchasing or redeeming shares on a particular day might pay or receive more or less than would be the case if a security were valued differently. It may also affect all shareholders in that if Fund assets were paid out differently due to fair value pricing, all shareholders will be impacted incrementally. There is no assurance, however, that fair value pricing will more accurately reflect the value of a security on a particular day than the market price of such security on that day or that it will prevent or alleviate the impact of market timing activities. For a description of market timing activities, please see " Market Timing Policy."

         Optional delivery standby commitments are valued at fair value under the general supervision and responsibility of the Fund's Board of Directors. They are accounted for in the same manner as exchange-listed puts.

TAXATION OF THE FUND

General

         The Fund has intends to qualify for treatment as a regulated investment company under the Code (RIC), so that it is relieved of Federal income tax on that part of its investment company taxable income (consisting generally of net investment income, the excess of net short-term capital gains over net long-term capital losses and net gains from certain foreign currency transactions, all determined without regard to any deduction for dividends paid), and net capital gain (the excess of net long-term capital gain over net short-term capital loss) that it distributes to its shareholders. To continue to qualify for treatment as a RIC, the Fund must distribute to its shareholders for each taxable year at least 90% of its investment company taxable income ("Distribution Requirement") and must meet several additional requirements. These requirements include the following: (1) the Fund must derive at least 90% of its gross income each taxable year from dividends, interest, payments with respect to securities loans and gains from the sale or other disposition of securities, or foreign currencies or other income (including gains from options, futures contracts or forward currency contracts) derived with respect to its business of investing in securities or those currencies ("Income Requirement"); (2) at the close of each quarter of the Fund's taxable year, at least 50% of the value of its total assets must be represented by cash and cash items, U.S. Government securities, securities of other RICs and other securities that are limited, in respect of any one issuer, to an amount that does not exceed 5% of the value of the Fund's total assets and that does not represent more than 10% of the issuer's outstanding voting securities; and (3) at the close of each quarter of the Fund's taxable year, not more than 25% of the value of its total assets may be invested in securities (other than U.S. Government securities or the securities of other RICs) of any one issuer.

         If the Fund failed to qualify for treatment as a RIC for any taxable year, (1) it would be taxed as an ordinary corporation on the full amount of its taxable income for that year (even if it distributed that income to its shareholders) and (2) the shareholders would treat all distributions out of its earnings and profits, including distributions of net capital gains, as dividends (that is, as ordinary income or, if they are "qualified dividend income" as described in the Prospectus, at the long-term capital gain rate for individuals). In addition, the Fund could be required to recognize unrealized gains, pay substantial taxes and interest and make substantial distributions before requalifying for RIC treatment.

         Dividends and other distributions the Fund declares in December of any year that are payable to its shareholders of record on a date in that month are deemed to have been paid by the Fund and received by the shareholders on December 31 even if the Fund pays them during the following January. Accordingly, those dividends and other distributions will be taxed to the shareholders for the year in which that December 31 falls.

         If Fund shares are sold at a loss after being held for six months or less, the loss will be treated as a long-term, instead of short-term, capital loss to the extent of any capital gain distributions received on those shares. Investors also should be aware that if they purchase shares shortly before the record date for a dividend or other distribution, they will receive some portion of the purchase price back as a taxable distribution.

         The Fund will be subject to a nondeductible 4% excise tax (Excise Tax) to the extent it fails to distribute, by the end of any calendar year, substantially all of its ordinary income for that year and capital gain net income for the one-year period ending on October 31 of that year, plus certain other amounts. For these purposes, the Fund may defer into the next calendar year net capital loss incurred between November 1 and the end of the current calendar year. It is the policy of the Fund to pay sufficient dividends and other distributions each year to avoid imposition of the Excise Tax.

 

Income from Foreign Securities

         Dividends and interest the Fund receives, and gains it realizes, on foreign securities may be subject to income, withholding or other taxes imposed by foreign countries and U.S. possessions (collectively, foreign taxes) that would reduce the yield and/or total return on its securities. Tax conventions between certain countries and the United States may reduce or eliminate foreign taxes, however, and many foreign countries do not impose taxes on capital gains in respect of investments by foreign investors.

         The Fund may invest in the stock of passive foreign investment companies (PFICs). A PFIC is any foreign corporation (with certain exceptions) that, in general, meets either of the following tests: (1) at least 75% of its gross income for the taxable year is passive or (2) an average of at least 50% of its assets produce, or are held for the production of, passive income. Under certain circumstances, the Fund will be subject to Federal income tax on a portion of any excess distribution it receives on the stock of a PFIC or of any gain on disposition of the stock (collectively, PFIC income), plus interest thereon, even if the Fund distributes the PFIC income as a taxable dividend to its shareholders. The balance of the PFIC income will be included in the Fund's investment company taxable income and, accordingly, will not be taxable to it to the extent it distributes that income to its shareholders. However, distributions of PFIC income to shareholders are not "qualified dividend income" (as described in the Prospectus).

         If the Fund invests in a PFIC and elects to treat the PFIC as a qualified electing fund (QEF), then in lieu of the foregoing tax and interest obligation, the Fund will be required to include in income each year its pro rata share of the QEF's annual ordinary earnings and net capital gain -- which the Fund probably would have to distribute to satisfy the Distribution Requirement and avoid imposition of the Excise Tax -- even if the QEF did not distribute those earnings and gain to the Fund. In most instances it will be very difficult, if not impossible, to make this election because of certain requirements thereof.

         The Fund may elect to mark to market its stock in any PFIC. Marking-to-market, in this context, means including in ordinary income each taxable year the excess, if any, of the fair market value of a PFIC's stock over the Fund's adjusted basis therein as of the end of that year. Pursuant to the election, the Fund also may deduct (as an ordinary, not capital, loss) the excess, if any, of its adjusted basis in PFIC stock over the fair market value thereof as of the taxable year-end, but only to the extent of any net mark-to-market gains with respect to that stock the Fund included in income for prior taxable years under the election (and under regulations proposed in 1992 that provided a similar election with respect to the stock of certain PFICs). The Fund's adjusted basis in each PFIC's stock with respect to which it makes this election will be adjusted to reflect the amounts of income included and deductions taken under the election.

Foreign Currency Gains and Losses

         Section 988 of the Code generally treats as ordinary income or loss gains or losses (1) from the disposition of foreign currencies, including forward currency contracts, (2) except in certain circumstances, from options and forward contracts on foreign currencies (and on financial instruments involving foreign currencies) and from notional principal contracts (e.g., swaps, caps, floors and collars) involving payments denominated in foreign currencies, (3) on the disposition of each debt security denominated in a foreign currency that are attributable to fluctuations in the value of the foreign currency between the date of acquisition of the security and the date of its disposition and (4) that are attributable to fluctuations in exchange rates that occur between the time the Fund accrues interest, dividends or other receivables, or expenses or other liabilities, denominated in a foreign currency and the time the Fund actually collects the receivables or pays the liabilities, generally are treated as ordinary income or loss. These gains or losses may increase or decrease the amount of the Fund's investment company taxable income to be distributed to its shareholders as ordinary income, rather than affecting the amount of its net capital gain.

Income from Financial Instruments and Foreign Currencies

         The use of hedging and option income strategies, such as writing (selling) and purchasing options and futures contracts and entering into forward currency contracts, involves complex rules that will determine for income tax purposes the amount, character and timing of recognition of the gains and losses the Fund realizes in connection therewith. Gains from the disposition of foreign currencies (except certain gains that may be excluded by future regulations), and gains from options, futures contracts and forward currency contracts the Fund derives with respect to its business of investing in securities, will be treated as qualifying income of a RIC under the Code.

         Any income the Fund earns from writing options is treated as short-term capital gains. If the Fund enters into a closing purchase transaction, it will have a short-term capital gain or loss based on the difference between the premium it receives for the option it wrote and the premium it pays for the option it buys. If an option written by the Fund lapses without being exercised, the premium it receives also will be a short-term capital gain. If such an option is exercised and the Fund thus sells the securities subject to the option, the premium the Fund receives will be added to the exercise price to determine the gain or loss on the sale.

         Certain futures contracts, forward currency contracts and non-equity options (that is, certain listed options, such as those on a broad-based securities index) in which the Fund may invest will be "Section 1256 contracts." Section 1256 contracts the Fund holds at the end of its taxable year, other than contracts subject to a mixed straddle election the Fund may make, are marked-to-market (that is, treated as sold at that time for their fair market value) for Federal income tax purposes, with the result that unrealized gains or losses are treated as though they were realized. Sixty percent of any net gains or losses recognized on these deemed sales, and 60% of any net realized gains or losses from any actual sales of Section 1256 contracts, are treated as long-term capital gains or losses, and the balance is treated as short-term capital gains or losses. Section 1256 contracts also may be marked-to-market for purposes of the Excise Tax. The Fund may need to distribute any mark-to-market gains to its shareholders to satisfy the Distribution Requirement and/or avoid imposition of the Excise Tax, even though it may not have closed the transactions and received cash to pay the distributions.

         Code Section 1092 (dealing with straddles) also may affect the taxation of options, futures contracts and forward currency contracts in which the Fund may invest. That section defines a "straddle" as offsetting positions with respect to actively traded personal property; for these purposes, options, futures contracts and forward currency contracts are positions in personal property. Section 1092 generally provides that any loss from the disposition of a position in a straddle may be deducted only to the extent the loss exceeds the unrealized gain on the offsetting position(s) of the straddle. In addition, these rules may postpone the recognition of loss that would otherwise be recognized under the mark-to-market rules discussed above. The regulations under Section 1092 also provide certain wash sale rules, which apply to transactions where a position is sold at a loss and a new offsetting position is acquired within a prescribed period, and short sale rules applicable to straddles. If the Fund makes certain elections, the amount, character and timing of the recognition of its gains and losses from the affected straddle positions would be determined under rules that vary according to the elections made. Because only a few of the regulations implementing the straddle rules have been promulgated, the tax consequences of straddle transactions to the Fund are not entirely clear.

         If the Fund has an appreciated financial position -- generally, an interest (including an interest through an option, futures or forward currency contract or short sale) with respect to any stock, debt instrument (other than straight debt) or partnership interest the fair market value of which exceeds its adjusted basis -- and enters into a constructive sale of the position, the Fund will be treated as having made an actual sale thereof, with the result that it will recognize gain at that time. A constructive sale generally consists of a short sale, an offsetting notional principal contract or a futures or forward currency contract the Fund or a related person enters into with respect to the same or substantially identical property. In addition, if the appreciated financial position is itself a short sale or such a contract, acquisition of the underlying property or substantially identical property will be deemed a constructive sale. The foregoing will not apply, however, to any transaction of the Fund during any taxable year that otherwise would be treated as a constructive sale if the transaction is closed within 30 days after the end of that year and the Fund holds the appreciated financial position unhedged for 60 days after that closing (i.e., at no time during that 60-day period is the Fund's risk of loss regarding that position reduced by reason of certain specified transactions with respect to substantially identical or related property, such as having an option to sell, being contractually obligated to sell, making a short sale or granting an option to buy substantially identical stock or securities).

Municipal OID Securities

         The Fund may acquire zero coupon municipal bonds or other municipal securities issued with OID. As a holder of those securities, the Fund must account for the OID that accrues on them during the taxable year, even if the Fund receives no corresponding payment on the securities during the year. Because the Fund annually must distribute substantially all of its investment company taxable income and net tax-exempt income, including any accrued OID, to satisfy the Distribution Requirement, it may be required in a particular year to distribute as a dividend an amount that is greater than the total amount of cash it actually receives. Those distributions will be made from the Fund's cash assets or from the proceeds of sales of portfolio securities, if necessary. The Fund may realize capital gains or losses from those sales, which would increase or decrease its investment company taxable income and/or net capital gains.

Taxable Zero Coupon Securities

         The Fund may acquire taxable zero coupon or other securities issued with OID. As a holder of those securities, the Fund must include in its income the portion of the OID that accrues on them during the taxable year, even if the Fund receives no corresponding payment on the securities during the year. Because the Fund annually must distribute substantially all of its investment company taxable income, including any accrued OID, to satisfy the Distribution Requirement and avoid imposition of the Excise Tax, it may be required in a particular year to distribute as a dividend an amount that is greater than the total amount of cash it actually receives. Those distributions will be made from the Fund's cash assets or from the proceeds of sales of portfolio securities, if necessary. The Fund may realize capital gains or losses from those sales, which would increase or decrease its investment company taxable income and/or net capital gains.

UNDERWRITER

         Waddell & Reed acts as principal underwriter and distributor of the Fund's shares pursuant to an underwriting agreement entered into between Waddell & Reed and the Fund (the Underwriting Agreement). The Underwriting Agreement requires Waddell & Reed to use its best efforts to sell the shares of the Fund but is not exclusive, and permits and recognizes that Waddell & Reed also distributes shares of other investment companies and other securities. Shares are sold on a continuous basis. Waddell & Reed is not required to sell any particular number of shares, and sells shares only for purchase orders received. Under this agreement, Waddell & Reed pays the costs of sales literature, including the costs of shareholder reports used as sales literature.




-REGISTRATION STATEMENT

 

PART C

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

23.         Exhibits: Waddell & Reed Advisors Select Funds, Inc.

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(a)

Articles of Incorporation filed by EDGAR on September 18, 2000 as EX-99.B(a)charter to the initial Registration Statement on Form N-1A*

   
 

Articles of Amendment to change the name of the Fund and add the Dividend Income Fund series, dated June 6, 2003, filed by EDGAR on June 30, 2003 as EX-99.B(a)artamend1 to Post-Effective Amendment No. 4 to the Registration Statement on Form N-1A*

   

(b)

Bylaws filed by EDGAR on September 18, 2000 as EX-99.B(b)vlbylaw to the initial Registration Statement on Form N-1A*

   

(c)

Article Fifth of the Articles of Incorporation and Articles II and VII of the Bylaws each define the rights of shareholders.

   

(d)

Investment Management Agreement, as amended and restated and effective May 21, 2003, filed by EDGAR on May 9, 2003 as EX-99.B(d)selima to Post-Effective Amendment No. 3 to the Registration Statement on Form N-1A*

   
 

Exhibit A to the Investment Management Agreement, amended August 24, 2005 to add Energy Fund, attached hereto as EX-99.B(d)imaExA

   

(e)

Underwriting Agreement, as amended and restated and effective May 21, 2003, filed by EDGAR on October 29, 2004 as EX-99.B(e)selua to Post-Effective Amendment No. 6 to the Registration Statement on Form N-1A*

   

(f)

Not applicable

   

(g)

Custodian Agreement for Waddell & Reed Advisors Select Funds, Inc., on behalf of each of its series, attached hereto as EX-99.B(g)selca

   
 

Rule 17f-5 Delegation Agreement for Waddell & Reed Advisors Select Funds, Inc., on behalf of each of its series, attached hereto as EX-99.B(g)seldel

   

(h)

Shareholder Servicing Agreement, as amended and restated and effective May 21, 2003, filed by EDGAR on October 29, 2004 as EX-99.B(h)selssa to Post-Effective Amendment No. 6 to the Registration Statement on Form N-1A*

   
 

Exhibit B to the Shareholder Servicing Agreement, amended August 24, 2005 to add Energy Fund, attached hereto as EX-99.B(h)ssaExB

   
 

Accounting Services Agreement, as amended and restated and effective July 1, 2003, filed by EDGAR on October 31, 2003 as EX-99.B(h)selasa to Post-Effective Amendment No. 4 to the Registration Statement on Form N-1A*

   
 

Appendix A to the Accounting Services Agreement, amended August 24, 2005 to add Energy Fund, attached hereto as EX-99.B(h)asaAppA

   

(i)

Opinion and Consent of Counsel attached hereto as EX-99.B(i)sellegopn

   

(j)

Not Applicable

   

(k)

Not Applicable

   

(l)

Agreement with initial shareholder, Waddell & Reed, Inc., filed by EDGAR on December 4, 2000 as EX-99.B(l)vlinitcap to Pre-Effective Amendment No. 1 to the Registration Statement on Form N-1A*

   

(m)

Distribution and Service Plan for Class A shares, as amended and restated and effective May 21, 2003, filed by EDGAR on May 9, 2003 as EX-99.B(m)seldspa to Post-Effective Amendment No. 3 to the Registration Statement on Form N-1A*

   
 

Distribution and Service Plan for Class B shares, as amended and restated and effective May 21, 2003, filed by EDGAR on May 9, 2003 as EX-99.B(m)seldspb to Post-Effective Amendment No. 3 to the Registration Statement on Form N-1A*

   
 

Distribution and Service Plan for Class C shares, as amended and restated and effective May 21, 2003, filed by EDGAR on May 9, 2003 as EX-99.B(m)seldspc to Post-Effective Amendment No. 3 to the Registration Statement on Form N-1A*

   

(n)

Not Applicable

   

(o)

Multiple Class Plan, as amended August 24, 2005 to add Energy Fund, attached hereto as EX-99.B(o)selmcp

   

(p)

Code of Ethics, as revised January 21, 2003, filed by EDGAR on May 9, 2003 as EX-99.B(p)selcode to Post-Effective Amendment No. 3 to the Registration Statement on Form N-1A*

   
 

Code of Ethics pursuant to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, filed by EDGAR on October 31, 2003 as EX-99.B(p)code-so to Post-Effective Amendment No. 4 to the Registration Statement on Form N-1A*

 

24.

Persons Controlled by or under common control with Registrant

 

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None

 
     

25.

Indemnification

 
 

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Reference is made to Article TENTH Section 10.2 of the Articles of Incorporation of Registrant filed by EDGAR on September 18, 2000 as EX-99.B(a)charter to the initial Registration Statement on Form N-1A*, Article VIII of the Bylaws filed by EDGAR on September 18, 2000 as EX-99.B(b)vlbylaw to the initial Registration Statement on Form N-1A* and to Article V of the Underwriting Agreement filed by EDGAR on December 4, 2000 as EX-99.B(e)vlua to Pre-Effective Amendment No. 1 to the Registration Statement on Form N-1A*, each of which provide indemnification. Also refer to section 2-418 of the Maryland Corporation Law regarding indemnification of directors, officers, employees and agents.

     
 

Registrant undertakes to carry out all indemnification provisions of its Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, and the above-described contracts in accordance with the Investment Company Act Release No. 11330 (September 4, 1980) and successor releases.

     
 

Insofar as indemnification for liability arising under the 1933 Act, as amended, may be provided to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Act and is, therefore unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer, or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

     

26.

Business and Other Connections of Investment Manager

 

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Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company (WRIMCO) is the investment manager of the Registrant. Under the terms of an Investment Management Agreement between WRIMCO and the Registrant, WRIMCO is to provide investment management services to the Registrant. WRIMCO is a corporation which is not engaged in any business other than the provision of investment management services to those registered investment companies described in Part A and Part B of this Registration Statement and to other investment advisory clients.

     
 

Each director and executive officer of WRIMCO has had as his sole business, profession, vocation or employment during the past two years only his duties as an executive officer and/or employee of WRIMCO or its predecessors, except as to persons who are directors and/or officers of the Registrant and have served in the capacities shown in the Statement of Additional Information of the Registrant. The address of the officers is 6300 Lamar Avenue, Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66202-4247.

     
 

As to each director and officer of WRIMCO, reference is made to the Prospectus and SAI of this Registrant.

     

27.

Principal Underwriter

 

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(a)

Waddell & Reed, Inc. is the principal underwriter of the Registrant. It is also the principal underwriter to the following investment companies:

Waddell & Reed Advisors Asset Strategy Fund, Inc.

Waddell & Reed Advisors Cash Management, Inc.

Waddell & Reed Advisors Continental Income Fund, Inc.

Waddell & Reed Advisors Fixed Income Funds, Inc.

Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds, Inc.

Waddell & Reed Advisors Global Bond Fund, Inc.

Waddell & Reed Advisors High Income Fund, Inc.

Waddell & Reed Advisors International Growth Fund, Inc.

Waddell & Reed Advisors Municipal Bond Fund, Inc.

Waddell & Reed Advisors Municipal High Income Fund, Inc.

Waddell & Reed Advisors New Concepts Fund, Inc.

Waddell & Reed Advisors Retirement Shares, Inc.

Waddell & Reed Advisors Small Cap Fund, Inc.

Waddell & Reed Advisors Tax-Managed Equity Fund, Inc.

Waddell & Reed Advisors Vanguard Fund, Inc.

W&R Target Funds, Inc.

Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc.

(b)

The information contained in the underwriter's application on Form BD, as filed October 17, 2005, SEC No. 8-27030 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, is herein incorporated by reference.

   

(c)

No compensation was paid by the Registrant to any principal underwriter who is not an affiliated person of the Registrant or any affiliated person of such affiliated person.

 

28.

Location of Accounts and Records

 

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The accounts, books and other documents required to be maintained by Registrant pursuant to Section 31(a) of the Investment Company Act and rules promulgated thereunder are under the possession of Mr. Theodore W. Howard and Ms. Kristen A. Richards, as officers of the Registrant, each of whose business address is 6300 Lamar Avenue, Post Office Box 29217, Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66201-9217.

   

29.

Management Services

 

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There is no service contract other than as discussed in Part A and B of this Registration Statement and as listed in response to Items 23.(h) and 23.(m) hereof.

   

30.

Undertakings

 

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Not applicable

   
   

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*Incorporated herein by reference






POWER OF ATTORNEY
 

         KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That each of the undersigned, WADDELL & REED ADVISORS ASSET STRATEGY FUND, INC., WADDELL & REED ADVISORS CASH MANAGEMENT, INC., WADDELL & REED ADVISORS CONTINENTAL INCOME FUND, INC., WADDELL & REED ADVISORS FIXED INCOME FUNDS, INC., WADDELL & REED ADVISORS FUNDS, INC., WADDELL & REED ADVISORS GLOBAL BOND FUND, INC., WADDELL & REED ADVISORS HIGH INCOME FUND, INC., WADDELL & REED ADVISORS INTERNATIONAL GROWTH FUND, INC., WADDELL & REED ADVISORS MUNICIPAL BOND FUND, INC., WADDELL & REED ADVISORS MUNICIPAL HIGH INCOME FUND, INC., WADDELL & REED ADVISORS NEW CONCEPTS FUND, INC., WADDELL & REED ADVISORS RETIREMENT SHARES, INC., WADDELL & REED ADVISORS SELECT FUNDS, INC., WADDELL & REED ADVISORS SMALL CAP FUND, INC., WADDELL & REED ADVISORS TAX-MANAGED EQUITY FUND, INC., WADDELL & REED ADVISORS VANGUARD FUND, INC. AND WADDELL & REED INVESTED PORTFOLIOS, INC. (each hereinafter called the Corporation), and certain directors and officers for the Corporation, do hereby constitute and appoint HENRY J. HERRMANN, DANIEL C. SCHULTE and KRISTEN A. RICHARDS, and each of them individually, their true and lawful attorneys and agents to take any and all action and execute any and all instruments which said attorneys and agents may deem necessary or advisable to enable each Corporation to comply with the Securities Act of 1933 and/or the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and any rules, regulations, orders or other requirements of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission thereunder, in connection with the registration under the Securities Act of 1933 and/or the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, including specifically, but without limitation of the foregoing, power and authority to sign the names of each of such directors and officers in his/her behalf as such director or officer as indicated below opposite his/her signature hereto, to any Registration Statement and to any amendment or supplement to the Registration Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Act of 1933 and/or the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and to any instruments or documents filed or to be filed as a part of or in connection with such Registration Statement or amendment or supplement thereto; and each of the undersigned hereby ratifies and confirms all that said attorneys and agents shall do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

 

Date: August 24, 2005

  /s/Henry J. Herrmann
   

Henry J. Herrmann, President

     
/s/Henry J. Herrmann  

Chairman of the Board, President and Director

Henry J. Herrmann

   
     
/s/Theodore W. Howard  

Vice President, Treasurer, Principal Accounting Officer

Theodore W. Howard

 

and Principal Financial Officer

     
/s/James M. Concannon  

Director

James M. Concannon

   
     
/s/John A. Dillingham  

Director

John A. Dillingham

   
     
/s/David P. Gardner  

Director

David P. Gardner

   
     
/s/Linda K. Graves  

Director

Linda K. Graves

   
     
/s/Joseph Harroz, Jr.  

Director

Joseph Harroz, Jr.

   
     
/s/John F. Hayes  

Director

John F. Hayes

   
     
/s/Robert L. Hechler  

Director

Robert L. Hechler

   
     
/s/Glendon E. Johnson  

Director

Glendon E. Johnson

   
     
/s/Frank J. Ross, Jr.  

Director

Frank J. Ross, Jr.

   
     
/s/Eleanor B. Schwartz  

Director

Eleanor B. Schwartz

   
     
/s/Frederick Vogel III  

Director

Frederick Vogel III

   
     

Attest:

   
     
/s/Kristen A. Richards    

Kristen A. Richards

   

Secretary

   



SIGNATURES

 

         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and/or the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Registrant certifies that it meets all of the requirements for effectiveness of this Post-Effective Amendment pursuant to Rule 485(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 and has duly caused this Post-Effective Amendment to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Overland Park, and State of Kansas, on the 21st day of October, 2005.

 

WADDELL & REED ADVISORS SELECT FUNDS, INC.

(Registrant)

 

By /s/ Henry J. Herrmann

Henry J. Herrmann, President

 

         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, and/or the Investment Company Act of 1940, this Post-Effective Amendment has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

Signatures
Title  
     
/s/Henry J. Herrmann

Chairman of the Board, President and Director

 

Henry J. Herrmann

   
     
/s/Theodore W. Howard

Vice President, Treasurer, Principal Financial Officer and

 

Theodore W. Howard

Principal Accounting Officer

 
     
/s/James M. Concannon*

Director

 

James M. Concannon

   
     
/s/John A. Dillingham*

Director

 

John A. Dillingham

   
     
/s/David P. Gardner*

Director

 

David P. Gardner

   
     
/s/Linda K. Graves*

Director

 

Linda K. Graves

   
     
/s/Joseph Harroz, Jr.*

Director

 

Joseph Harroz, Jr.

   
     
/s/John F. Hayes*

Director

 

John F. Hayes

   
     
/s/Robert L. Hechler*

Director

 

Robert L. Hechler

   
     
/s/Glendon E. Johnson*

Director

 

Glendon E. Johnson

   
     
/s/Frank J. Ross, Jr.*

Director

 

Frank J. Ross, Jr.

   
     
/s/Eleanor B. Schwartz*

Director

 

Eleanor B. Schwartz

   
     
/s/Frederick Vogel III* Director  

Frederick Vogel III

   

 

 

*By:/s/Kristen A. Richards

          Kristen A. Richards

         Attorney-in-Fact

 

ATTEST: /s/Megan E. Bray

         Megan E. Bray

          Assistant Secretary