Waddell & Reed is a midsize asset manager that had $74.8 billion in assets under management at the end of 2020. The firm provides investment services for individual and institutional investors. Retail distribution, which accounts for 95% of managed assets, is handled through the company's own registered investment advisors (58% of AUM) and third-party broker/dealers and advisors (37%) in the wholesale channel. Equity-driven strategies account for an estimated 80% of total AUM, with fixed-income (18%) and money market (2%) offerings accounting for the remainder. The company has no discernible reach outside the United States.