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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):

July 11, 2019

 

WADDELL & REED FINANCIAL, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

001-13913

 

51-0261715

(State or Other
Jurisdiction of
Incorporation)

 

(Commission
File Number)

 

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

6300 Lamar Avenue

Overland Park, Kansas 66202

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

 

(913) 236-2000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 


 

 

(Registrant’s Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

o             Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

o             Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

o             Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

o             Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Class A Common Stock, $.01 par value

 

WDR

 

New York Stock Exchange

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company  o

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  o

 

 

 


 

ITEM 7.01                                  REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE.

 

On July 11, 2019, Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. issued a press release announcing its preliminary assets under management for the month ended June 30, 2019.  A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

ITEM 9.01                                  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.

 

(d)                                 Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

 

 

 

99.1

 

Press Release dated July 11, 2019

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

WADDELL & REED FINANCIAL, INC.

 

 

 

 

Date: July 11, 2019

By:

/s/ Benjamin R. Clouse

 

 

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

 

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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EX-99.1)

Exhibit 99.1

 

 

News Release

 

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. Announces June 30, 2019 Assets Under Management

 

Overland Park, KS, July 11, 2019 — Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE: WDR) today reported preliminary assets under management of $71.9 billion for the month ended June 30, 2019, compared to $68.6 billion on May 31, 2019.

 

Assets Under Management

 

 

 

 

 

($ in Millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preliminary

 

 

 

Month Ended June 30, 2019

 

 

 

Retail

 

Institutional

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning assets

 

$

65,023

 

$

3,616

 

$

68,639

 

Net flows

 

(606

)

(6

)

(612

)

Market action

 

3,572

 

277

 

3,849

 

Ending assets

 

$

67,989

 

$

3,887

 

$

71,876

 

 

Cautionary Statement

 

The preliminary information included in this news release reflects management’s estimate based on currently available information.  Estimates are subject to change. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance upon this preliminary information.

 

Contacts

 

Investor Contact:

Mike Daley, SVP, Chief Accounting Officer & Investor Relations, (913) 236-1795, [email protected]

 

Mutual Fund Investor Contact:

Call (888) WADDELL, or visit www.waddell.com or www.ivyinvestments.com.

 

About the Company

 

Through its subsidiaries, Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. has provided investment management and wealth management services to clients throughout the United States since 1937. Today, we distribute our investment products through the unaffiliated channel under the IVY INVESTMENTS® brand (encompassing broker/dealer, retirement, and registered investment advisors), our wealth management channel (through independent financial advisors associated with WADDELL & REED, INC.), and our institutional channel (including defined benefit plans, pension plans, endowments and subadvisory relationships).  For more information, visit ir.waddell.com.

 


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