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WBENX William Blair Emerging Mkts Growth N

  • Fund
  • WBENX
  • Price as of: Dec 05, 2016
  • $10.99
  • + $0.05
  • + 0.46%
  • Category
  • Emerging Markets Equities

WBENX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 1.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -1.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 2.2%
  • Net Assets $1.16 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 28.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$10.99
$9.47
$12.41

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.65%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 121.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee 2.00%

Min Investment

Closed to new investors as of 2011-06-30

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$2,500

IRA

$2,500

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Emerging Markets Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Diversified Emerging Mkts

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 1.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -1.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 2.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.33%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name William Blair Emerging Markets Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name William Blair
  • Inception Date Jun 06, 2005
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class N
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Todd M. McClone

WBENX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period WBENX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 1.3% -29.2% 249.4% 76.61% 4
1 Yr 5.8% -38.0% 57.7% 63.37% 4
3 Yr -1.1% * -12.2% 19.4% 32.27% 2
5 Yr 2.2% * -11.8% 11.8% 31.05% 2
10 Yr 2.1% * -2.2% 7.6% 67.08% 4

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period WBENX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -16.0% -47.4% 3.3% 52.68% 3
2014 -2.8% -40.7% 42.6% 31.37% 2
2013 -0.9% -30.3% 32.4% 36.11% 3
2012 20.1% -10.6% 37.9% 17.39% 1
2011 -29.2% -54.5% 1.7% 84.06% 5

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period WBENX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 1.3% -11.8% 249.4% 80.65% 5
1 Yr 5.8% -25.4% 55.8% 53.65% 3
3 Yr -1.1% * -11.5% 19.4% 28.89% 2
5 Yr 2.2% * -12.2% 11.8% 28.54% 2
10 Yr 2.1% * -2.2% 7.6% 65.43% 4

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period WBENX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -15.2% -24.6% 3.3% 56.31% 3
2014 3.6% -18.2% 60.9% 5.57% 1
2013 1.1% -14.9% 60.9% 31.03% 2
2012 23.3% -8.7% 83.1% 20.16% 1
2011 -21.8% -39.8% 2.2% 62.34% 4

NAV & Total Return History

WBENX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

WBENX Category Low Category High WBENX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 1.16 B 272 64.2 B 7.10% 2
Number of Holdings 150 1 4420 10.29% 2
Net Assets in Top 10 347 M 0 10.7 B 6.38% 2
Weighting of Top 10 28.2% 0.0% 176.4% 15.80% 3

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 3.47%
  2. Naspers Ltd Class N 3.20%
  3. Tencent Holdings Ltd 4.69%
  4. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd ADR 2.80%
  5. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR 3.55%
  6. CNOOC Ltd 2.69%
  7. Tata Motors Ltd 2.14%
  8. Ambev SA ADR 1.88%
  9. HDFC Bank Ltd 1.92%
  10. NAVER Corp 1.82%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High WBENX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
96.97% 0.00% 100.02% 8.99% 2
Other
1.91% -1.37% 99.34% 11.59% 3
Cash
1.12% -94.93% 100.00% 17.83% 4
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 9.01% 0.72% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 7.87% 11.01% 3
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 93.68% 6.52% 2

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High WBENX % Rank Quintile
Technology
24.11% 0.00% 37.81% 6.99% 2
Financial Services
20.11% 0.00% 43.33% 13.68% 3
Consumer Cyclical
16.34% 0.00% 31.98% 5.09% 1
Consumer Defense
14.32% 0.00% 43.19% 5.09% 1
Industrials
4.42% 0.00% 29.91% 20.52% 4
Energy
4.23% 0.00% 23.51% 18.34% 3
Real Estate
3.63% 0.00% 11.55% 6.84% 1
Communication Services
2.31% 0.00% 20.02% 21.11% 4
Healthcare
2.18% 0.00% 19.20% 19.51% 4
Basic Materials
1.71% 0.00% 15.77% 27.22% 5
Utilities
0.70% 0.00% 51.13% 22.27% 4

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High WBENX % Rank Quintile
Non US
96.69% 0.00% 101.92% 7.10% 2
US
0.28% -5.38% 100.02% 15.80% 3

WBENX - Expenses

Operational Fees

WBENX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.65% 0.08% 935.74% 27.18% 3
Management Fee 1.10% 0.03% 2.00% 3.33% 4
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 3.13% 2
Administrative Fee 0.15% 0.00% 0.55% 3.27% 4

Sales Fees

WBENX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High WBENX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 0.50% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

WBENX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High WBENX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee 2.00% 0.50% 2.00% 0.41% 2

Turnover Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

WBENX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High WBENX Rank Quintile
Turnover 121.00% 0.00% 947.00% 3.05% 5

WBENX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

WBENX Category Low Category High WBENX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.0% 0.00% 3.56% 86.89% 5

Dividend Distribution Analysis

WBENX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

WBENX Category Low Category High WBENX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 0.33% -1.67% 5.97% 31.69% 4

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

WBENX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

WBENX - Managers

Todd M. McClone

Manager

Start Date

Jun 06, 2005

Tenure

11.41

Tenure Rank

1.4%

Todd McClone joined William Blair and Company LLC in 2000 as an international equity research analyst. He is the co-manager of the Emerging Markets Growth Fund and is responsible for financials, consumer staples and emerging markets telecommunications research. Prior to joining William Blair, Todd was a senior research analyst specializing in international equity for Strong Capital Management. Prior to joining Strong Capital Management, he was a Corporate Finance Research Analyst with Piper Jaffray & Co. At Piper Jaffray & Co., he worked with the corporate banking financials team on a variety of transactions, including initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and subordinated debt offerings, and issued fairness opinions and conducted private company valuations.


Jeffrey A. Urbina

Manager

Start Date

Jun 06, 2005

Tenure

11.41

Tenure Rank

1.4%

Jeffrey A. Urbina, CFA, is a Partner of William Blair. Mr. Urbina joined William Blair's Investment Management Department in 1996 as an international portfolio manager. He is the lead portfolio manager for the international small cap growth and emerging markets growth strategies, and is a portfolio manager for the emerging leaders strategy. From 1991 to 1996, he was Senior Vice President/Director of Emerging Market Research and a Portfolio Manager at Van Kampen American Capital, Inc. During his five years at Van Kampen American Capital, Inc., he also served as Director of Fixed Income Research and was a member of the Investment Policy Committee. Before joining Van Kampen American Capital, Inc., he spent ten years at Citicorp, Inc. in various capacities, including as a Vice President in the commercial real estate group in Chicago and as commercial lending officer in the bank's Denver office. He began his banking career at Harris N.A. in Chicago, where he was an International Banking officer.


Casey Preyss

Manager

Start Date

May 01, 2015

Tenure

1.5

Tenure Rank

10.3%

Casey Preyss is a Partner of William Blair & Company, L.L.C. Since joining William Blair in 2000, Mr. Preyss has been a research analyst covering Industrials, IT and Resources and has also served as the Global Industrials Sector Team Leader. Prior to his research responsibilities, Mr. Preyss was a Quantitative Analyst with the team. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Preyss was with Thomas White International as an International Equity Research Sales Associate. Education: B.S. B.A., The Ohio State University; M.B.A., University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

25.1

Category Average

4.97

Category Mode

4.8