BGFRX: William Blair Growth Fund

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BGFRX William Blair Growth Fund


Profile

BGFRX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 16.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return N/A
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return N/A
  • Net Assets $277 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 43.5%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$13.14
$8.49
$14.17

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.88%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 39.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

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

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 16.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio -0.06%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 7.4%
  • 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.


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Categories

Performance

BGFRX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BGFRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 16.7% -91.6% 75.5% 53.55%
1 Yr 12.9% -92.0% 90.3% 65.51%
3 Yr N/A* -59.0% 36.5% 8.53%
5 Yr N/A* -41.4% 31.3% 14.68%
10 Yr N/A* -18.4% 17.8% 23.86%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BGFRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 N/A -67.9% 49.9% N/A
2018 N/A -65.5% 10.6% N/A
2017 N/A -46.3% 52.2% N/A
2016 N/A -56.6% 15.3% N/A
2015 N/A -82.5% 11.4% N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BGFRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 16.7% -91.6% 75.5% 53.55%
1 Yr 12.9% -92.0% 90.3% 65.51%
3 Yr N/A* -57.9% 36.5% 9.90%
5 Yr N/A* -38.8% 31.3% 22.25%
10 Yr N/A* -16.8% 21.2% 37.75%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BGFRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 N/A -67.9% 49.9% N/A
2018 N/A -65.5% 16.5% N/A
2017 N/A -28.2% 52.2% N/A
2016 N/A -56.6% 17.1% N/A
2015 N/A -38.0% 17.3% N/A

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

BGFRX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

BGFRX Category Low Category High BGFRX % Rank
Net Assets 277 M 818 K 235 B 74.28%
Number of Holdings 58 1 2263 53.64%
Net Assets in Top 10 114 M 399 K 71.6 B 73.37%
Weighting of Top 10 43.47% 13.5% 100.0% 56.07%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 9.18%
  2. Amazon.com Inc 8.94%
  3. Alphabet Inc A 5.50%
  4. Mastercard Inc A 4.20%
  5. UnitedHealth Group Inc 3.20%
  6. PayPal Holdings Inc 3.00%
  7. Adobe Inc 2.95%
  8. Fidelity National Information Services Inc 2.28%
  9. Texas Instruments Inc 2.16%
  10. Arista Networks Inc 2.05%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High BGFRX % Rank
Stocks
99.35% 60.93% 103.32% 34.90%
Cash
0.65% -3.33% 39.07% 61.46%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.55% 77.16%
Other
0.00% -1.64% 4.98% 78.60%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 6.70% 74.73%
Bonds
0.00% -0.48% 13.73% 76.56%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High BGFRX % Rank
Technology
30.88% 4.67% 54.73% 50.68%
Healthcare
15.80% 0.00% 60.93% 34.83%
Consumer Cyclical
14.45% 0.00% 44.53% 59.18%
Financial Services
10.72% 0.00% 41.40% 51.06%
Communication Services
9.99% 0.00% 34.83% 75.42%
Consumer Defense
6.51% 0.00% 19.15% 17.83%
Industrials
5.87% 0.00% 24.88% 48.79%
Real Estate
3.33% 0.00% 22.16% 21.62%
Basic Materials
1.39% 0.00% 13.33% 49.47%
Energy
1.07% 0.00% 7.94% 19.95%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 11.79% 81.71%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High BGFRX % Rank
US
95.16% 60.93% 100.05% 41.27%
Non US
4.19% 0.00% 18.83% 50.61%

Expenses

BGFRX - Expenses

Operational Fees

BGFRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.88% 0.01% 24.73% 65.52%
Management Fee 0.75% 0.00% 1.40% 83.32%
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 0.50% 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 0.50% 2.00% 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 39.00% 0.00% 464.00% 45.22%

Distributions

BGFRX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

BGFRX Category Low Category High BGFRX % Rank
Dividend Yield 7.38% 0.00% 19.78% 0.53%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

BGFRX Category Low Category High BGFRX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.06% -8.87% 2.43% 56.24%

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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Fund Manager Analysis

BGFRX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

David Fording


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 05, 2006

14.66

14.7%

David C. Fording, a Partner of William Blair Investment Management, LLC, joined William Blair in November of 2005 as a co-portfolio manager of William Blair’s Institutional All Cap Growth strategy. He joined William Blair from TIAA-CREF Investment Management, Inc. where he spent ten years, most recently as a co-portfolio manager(from 2003 to 2005). Previously, he was an equity analyst for TIAA-CREF responsible for covering media and entertainment stocks on a global basis. He was also a member of TIAA-CREF’s Large Cap Growth portfolio management team from 1997 to 1999. He has the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago. Education: B.A., Tufts University; M.B.A., Stern School of Business, New York University.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.02 37.28 8.3 1.34