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William Blair Growth Fund

BGFRX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 16.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 24.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 22.0%
  • Net Assets $326 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 46.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$16.05
$12.83
$16.05

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.87%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 46.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $1,000,000
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


Compare BGFRX to Popular U.S. Large-Cap Growth Equity Funds and ETFs

Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$75.70

-0.59%

$278.46 B

0.22%

$0.17

12.08%

0.64%

$364.57

-0.52%

$174.51 B

0.48%

$1.74

16.20%

0.20%

$295.94

-0.72%

$165.53 B

0.41%

$1.22

16.82%

0.04%

$152.36

-0.70%

$165.53 B

-

$0.00

16.75%

0.17%

$19.16

-0.98%

$142.43 B

-

$0.00

14.32%

0.86%

BGFRX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 16.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 24.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 22.0%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio -0.23%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    William Blair Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    William Blair
  • Inception Date
    May 02, 2019
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Retirement
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    David Fording

Fund Description

The fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities, including common stocks and other forms of equity investments (e.g., securities convertible into common stocks), of domestic growth companies of all sizes that are expected to exhibit quality growth characteristics. It invests primarily in equity securities issued by companies that typically have market capitalizations no smaller than the smallest capitalized company, and no larger than the largest capitalized company, included in the Russell 3000® Index.


BGFRX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BGFRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 16.5% -88.6% 122.9% 33.55%
1 Yr 43.2% -9.0% 119.5% 29.46%
3 Yr 24.0%* 4.2% 47.6% 35.94%
5 Yr 22.0%* 11.7% 43.6% 49.31%
10 Yr 15.7%* 9.5% 24.4% 61.45%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BGFRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 21.4% -67.0% 145.0% 64.28%
2019 N/A -28.8% 76.0% N/A
2018 N/A -57.9% 10.6% N/A
2017 N/A -68.7% 64.3% N/A
2016 N/A -47.1% 53.3% N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BGFRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 16.5% -88.6% 122.9% 33.55%
1 Yr 43.2% -9.0% 119.5% 26.58%
3 Yr 24.0%* 4.2% 47.6% 31.33%
5 Yr 22.0%* 11.3% 43.6% 43.58%
10 Yr 15.7%* 9.5% 24.4% 57.95%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BGFRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 21.4% -67.0% 145.0% 64.28%
2019 N/A -28.8% 76.0% N/A
2018 N/A -57.9% 16.5% N/A
2017 N/A -24.8% 64.3% N/A
2016 N/A -43.3% 53.3% N/A

NAV & Total Return History


BGFRX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

BGFRX Category Low Category High BGFRX % Rank
Net Assets 326 M 214 K 278 B 71.92%
Number of Holdings 55 2 2935 57.31%
Net Assets in Top 10 150 M -20 M 102 B 65.41%
Weighting of Top 10 46.03% 10.5% 100.0% 39.43%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 9.21%
  2. Alphabet Inc Class A 7.89%
  3. Amazon.com Inc 7.65%
  4. Mastercard Inc Class A 4.24%
  5. PayPal Holdings Inc 4.18%
  6. Adobe Inc 2.91%
  7. UnitedHealth Group Inc 2.74%
  8. Stryker Corp 2.56%
  9. Fidelity National Information Services Inc 2.43%
  10. Texas Instruments Inc 2.36%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High BGFRX % Rank
Stocks
98.47% 0.00% 141.22% 69.80%
Cash
1.54% -41.23% 59.70% 24.23%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 4.23% 57.58%
Other
0.00% -0.28% 18.26% 63.49%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.37% 54.84%
Bonds
0.00% -0.68% 99.88% 56.97%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High BGFRX % Rank
Technology
31.08% 0.00% 61.09% 53.91%
Consumer Cyclical
16.41% 0.00% 50.66% 39.77%
Healthcare
14.11% 0.00% 38.46% 34.34%
Communication Services
11.29% 0.00% 67.80% 74.66%
Financial Services
11.17% 0.00% 42.02% 41.83%
Industrials
7.57% 0.00% 39.88% 38.80%
Consumer Defense
4.10% 0.00% 23.31% 38.12%
Real Estate
2.27% 0.00% 21.17% 20.12%
Energy
1.34% 0.00% 29.92% 20.54%
Utilities
0.65% 0.00% 10.87% 17.24%
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 22.74% 88.46%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High BGFRX % Rank
US
95.73% 0.00% 139.54% 42.42%
Non US
2.74% 0.00% 88.01% 57.86%

BGFRX - Expenses

Operational Fees

BGFRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.87% 0.01% 13.41% 47.17%
Management Fee 0.75% 0.00% 1.50% 81.74%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 1.02% N/A

Sales Fees

BGFRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.00% 8.50% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

BGFRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

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.

BGFRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 46.00% 0.00% 414.00% 58.48%

BGFRX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

BGFRX Category Low Category High BGFRX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 5.55% 55.69%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

BGFRX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Monthly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

BGFRX Category Low Category High BGFRX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.23% -56.00% 1.83% 58.00%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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BGFRX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

David Fording


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 05, 2006

15.49

15.5%

David Fording, CFA, partner, is a portfolio manager for William Blair’s U.S. All Cap Growth strategy. From 2010 to 2011, he also served as co‐director of global research for investment management. Before joining William Blair in 2005, David worked at TIAA‐CREF Investment Management, where he was a portfolio manager for the Mid Cap Growth Fund for two years, an equity analyst covering global media and entertainment stocks for five years, and a member of the large-cap growth portfolio management team for two years. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society Chicago. In addition, he holds the SASB Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) credential. David received a B.A. in economics, summa cum laude, from Tufts University, Phi Beta Kappa, and an M.B.A. in finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.01 53.53 7.55 1.5