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WBENX William Blair Emerging Mkts Growth N

  • Fund
  • WBENX
  • Price as of: May 10, 2019
  • $12.43 + $0.12 + 0.98%
  • Category
  • Emerging Markets Equities

WBENX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 11.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 5.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -2.1%
  • Net Assets $877 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 31.5%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$12.43
$10.86
$16.20

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.52%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 113.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee 2.00%

Min Investment

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 11.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return -2.1%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.09%
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 (%)
YTD 11.6% -1.1% 20.3% 8.06%
1 Yr -22.4% -37.4% 2.5% 96.84%
3 Yr 5.2%* -7.9% 57.4% 72.62%
5 Yr -2.1%* -19.5% 24.5% 78.22%
10 Yr 3.4%* -8.0% 13.8% 76.62%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period WBENX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -31.2% -41.9% 0.0% 98.22%
2017 47.4% 1.8% 49.7% 1.59%
2016 1.3% -23.2% 241.4% 87.83%
2015 -16.0% -47.4% -0.6% 60.24%
2014 -2.8% -46.3% 42.6% 33.71%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period WBENX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 11.6% -1.1% 20.3% 8.06%
1 Yr -22.4% -37.4% 3.9% 97.24%
3 Yr 5.2%* -4.4% 61.9% 83.98%
5 Yr -2.1%* -19.5% 28.4% 88.59%
10 Yr 3.4%* -8.0% 18.3% 86.57%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period WBENX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -31.2% -41.9% 0.0% 98.42%
2017 47.4% 1.8% 50.4% 3.77%
2016 1.3% -10.0% 249.7% 90.06%
2015 -16.0% -33.4% 1.2% 67.95%
2014 -2.8% -46.2% 48.2% 45.33%

NAV & Total Return History

WBENX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

WBENX Category Low Category High WBENX % Rank
Net Assets 877 M 5.4 M 89.1 B 40.86%
Number of Holdings 142 2 5041 34.97%
Net Assets in Top 10 266 M 691 K 16.9 B 37.72%
Weighting of Top 10 31.53% 3.7% 539.2% 45.78%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR 6.36%

  2. Tencent Holdings Ltd 4.96%

  3. Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. of China Ltd Class H 3.58%

  4. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd ADR 3.07%

  5. China Merchants Bank Co Ltd Class H 2.79%

  6. HDFC Bank Ltd 2.67%

  7. Naspers Ltd Class N 2.26%

  8. Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd 1.98%

  9. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 1.96%

  10. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 1.90%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High WBENX % Rank
Stocks
98.49% 0.00% 101.93% 34.18%
Cash
1.15% -4.59% 20.55% 66.01%
Other
0.36% -1.11% 19.82% 24.36%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 3.64% 55.40%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 19.24% 50.29%
Bonds
0.00% -13.31% 93.46% 55.80%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WBENX % Rank
Financial Services
30.50% 0.00% 51.75% 12.40%
Consumer Cyclical
19.92% 0.00% 33.57% 10.04%
Technology
19.79% 0.00% 35.12% 61.61%
Consumer Defense
12.48% 0.00% 42.35% 20.28%
Industrials
5.90% 0.00% 14.62% 45.47%
Healthcare
2.68% 0.00% 14.71% 47.24%
Real Estate
1.82% 0.00% 11.64% 59.25%
Utilities
1.68% 0.00% 53.06% 45.28%
Basic Materials
1.54% 0.00% 16.30% 90.75%
Communication Services
0.77% 0.00% 19.11% 77.17%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 24.54% 94.49%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WBENX % Rank
Non US
97.79% 0.00% 102.37% 31.63%
US
0.70% -1.90% 100.31% 47.94%

WBENX - Expenses

Operational Fees

WBENX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.52% 0.05% 13.96% 49.90%
Management Fee 1.10% 0.00% 2.00% 77.21%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 36.67%
Administrative Fee 0.15% 0.00% 0.85% 75.72%

Sales Fees

WBENX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.40% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

WBENX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee 2.00% 0.40% 2.00% 37.43%

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 Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 113.00% 2.00% 238.00% 87.82%

WBENX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

WBENX Category Low Category High WBENX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.01% 0.00% 0.20% 49.12%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

WBENX Category Low Category High WBENX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.09% -1.57% 5.89% 86.44%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

WBENX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

WBENX - Managers

Todd M. McClone

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 06, 2005

13.91

13.9%

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.


Casey Preyss

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2015

4.0

4.0%

Casey Preyss, a Partner of William Blair Investment Management, LLC, joined William Blair in 2000, Mr. Preyss was previously a research analyst covering the Industrials, IT and Resources sectors and 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 William Blair, 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

25.41

Category Average

6.26

Category Mode

5.24