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Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD & DIV

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$16.82

$332 M

0.00%

0.87%

Vitals

YTD Return

23.0%

1 yr return

33.2%

3 Yr Avg Return

21.4%

5 Yr Avg Return

22.0%

Net Assets

$332 M

Holdings in Top 10

44.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$16.8
$13.07
$16.86

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.87%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 46.00%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

$1,000,000

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Open End Mutual Fund

Investment Style

Large Growth


Name

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD & DIV

Exp Ratio

Watchlist

$16.82

$332 M

0.00%

0.87%

BGFRX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 23.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 21.4%
  • 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 23.0% -88.2% 131.0% 16.38%
1 Yr 33.2% -9.0% 62.9% 8.64%
3 Yr 21.4%* 1.8% 49.2% 30.01%
5 Yr 22.0%* 9.3% 38.9% 34.48%
10 Yr 17.9%* 10.4% 27.6% 56.32%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BGFRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 21.4% -67.0% 145.0% 64.56%
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 23.0% -88.2% 131.0% 16.38%
1 Yr 33.2% -9.0% 62.9% 10.32%
3 Yr 21.4%* 0.5% 49.2% 27.72%
5 Yr 22.0%* 8.9% 38.9% 30.34%
10 Yr 17.9%* 10.3% 27.6% 53.10%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BGFRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 21.4% -67.0% 145.0% 64.56%
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 332 M 217 K 278 B 71.19%
Number of Holdings 57 2 3241 50.75%
Net Assets in Top 10 148 M -22.9 M 105 B 66.05%
Weighting of Top 10 44.75% 10.8% 100.0% 48.18%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 9.05%
  2. Alphabet Inc Class A 8.24%
  3. Amazon.com Inc 7.01%
  4. Mastercard Inc Class A 4.03%
  5. PayPal Holdings Inc 3.72%
  6. Advanced Micro Devices Inc 2.70%
  7. Stryker Corp 2.59%
  8. Adobe Inc 2.57%
  9. UnitedHealth Group Inc 2.48%
  10. Fidelity National Information Services Inc 2.43%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High BGFRX % Rank
Stocks
99.03% 37.39% 136.55% 55.21%
Cash
0.97% -36.55% 62.65% 39.23%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% -0.01% 3.23% 61.66%
Other
0.00% -1.10% 19.10% 67.42%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.36% 60.15%
Bonds
0.00% -0.36% 12.40% 59.81%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High BGFRX % Rank
Technology
32.90% 0.00% 63.80% 51.44%
Consumer Cyclical
16.16% 0.00% 51.75% 40.60%
Healthcare
13.39% 0.00% 41.80% 38.68%
Financial Services
10.97% 0.00% 44.03% 39.23%
Communication Services
10.77% 0.00% 66.36% 75.51%
Industrials
8.21% 0.00% 39.00% 31.76%
Consumer Defense
3.13% 0.00% 23.31% 49.25%
Real Estate
2.23% 0.00% 21.64% 21.67%
Energy
1.52% 0.00% 13.60% 19.07%
Basic Materials
0.72% 0.00% 22.40% 62.41%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 7.82% 70.78%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High BGFRX % Rank
US
95.20% 12.72% 135.33% 48.56%
Non US
3.83% 0.00% 84.12% 50.89%

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% 46.56%
Management Fee 0.75% 0.00% 1.50% 82.25%
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% 1.00% 414.00% 59.09%

BGFRX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

BGFRX Category Low Category High BGFRX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 5.62% 59.05%

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 -0.23% -56.00% 2.90% 53.37%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

BGFRX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency

Dividend Payout History

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BGFRX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

David Fording


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 05, 2006

15.75

15.8%

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 53.78 7.54 1.75