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William Blair Emerging Mkts Growth N

WBENX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 30.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 9.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 12.3%
  • Net Assets $1.04 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 38.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$17.60
$9.77
$18.05

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.51%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 79.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $2,500
  • IRA $2,500

Fund Classification


Compare WBENX to Popular Emerging Markets Equity Funds and ETFs

Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$30.26

+0.50%

$87.37 B

-

$0.00

7.53%

0.29%

$47.90

+0.69%

$87.37 B

2.55%

$1.21

7.69%

0.10%

$58.80

+0.50%

$54.41 B

2.30%

$1.34

9.73%

0.14%

$81.70

+0.33%

$45.35 B

0.91%

$0.74

15.80%

1.02%

$51.50

+0.49%

$40.21 B

0.21%

$0.11

11.16%

1.24%

WBENX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 30.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 12.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.84%
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 McClone

WBENX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period WBENX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 30.1% -25.1% 452.5% 4.34%
1 Yr 31.4% -32.9% 70.4% 3.96%
3 Yr 9.1%* -14.1% 23.9% 7.01%
5 Yr 12.3%* -5.2% 22.1% 7.69%
10 Yr 5.4%* -2.4% 9.3% 4.39%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period WBENX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 22.7% -4.8% 42.0% 24.28%
2018 -31.2% -58.5% 0.0% 99.29%
2017 47.4% -33.4% 66.6% 2.78%
2016 1.3% -10.1% 241.3% 86.52%
2015 -16.0% -34.7% 4.9% 62.48%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period WBENX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 30.1% -25.1% 452.5% 4.34%
1 Yr 31.4% -32.9% 70.4% 3.97%
3 Yr 9.1%* -14.1% 23.9% 6.35%
5 Yr 12.3%* -5.2% 22.1% 7.57%
10 Yr 5.4%* -2.4% 9.3% 4.42%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period WBENX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 22.7% -4.8% 42.0% 24.41%
2018 -31.2% -41.9% 0.0% 99.43%
2017 47.4% -24.0% 66.6% 4.48%
2016 1.3% -10.0% 249.6% 88.40%
2015 -16.0% -34.7% 4.9% 69.55%

NAV & Total Return History


WBENX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

WBENX Category Low Category High WBENX % Rank
Net Assets 1.04 B 705 K 87.4 B 33.49%
Number of Holdings 122 1 5645 40.41%
Net Assets in Top 10 402 M -81.1 M 24.2 B 32.61%
Weighting of Top 10 38.69% 2.9% 100.0% 51.27%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Ordinary Shares 7.72%
  2. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Ordinary Shares 7.72%
  3. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Ordinary Shares 7.72%
  4. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Ordinary Shares 7.72%
  5. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Ordinary Shares 7.72%
  6. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Ordinary Shares 7.72%
  7. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Ordinary Shares 7.72%
  8. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Ordinary Shares 7.72%
  9. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Ordinary Shares 7.72%
  10. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Ordinary Shares 7.72%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High WBENX % Rank
Stocks
96.67% 40.97% 101.68% 65.31%
Cash
3.33% -114.84% 13.18% 29.86%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 1.77% 32.61%
Other
0.00% -5.37% 121.77% 34.41%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 15.83% 20.50%
Bonds
0.00% -9.89% 58.22% 28.23%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WBENX % Rank
Technology
26.46% 0.00% 40.65% 10.62%
Consumer Cyclical
21.00% 0.00% 43.66% 31.97%
Communication Services
18.79% 0.00% 52.97% 11.10%
Consumer Defense
8.91% 0.00% 31.60% 28.59%
Healthcare
7.70% 0.00% 96.36% 15.68%
Industrials
5.07% 0.00% 43.84% 38.60%
Financial Services
5.07% 0.00% 48.36% 96.74%
Energy
3.09% 0.00% 19.82% 56.09%
Basic Materials
2.70% 0.00% 22.31% 82.87%
Real Estate
1.22% 0.00% 21.02% 57.54%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 39.61% 78.29%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WBENX % Rank
Non US
96.14% 0.00% 101.68% 52.76%
US
0.53% -1.02% 98.73% 45.80%

WBENX - Expenses

Operational Fees

WBENX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.51% 0.04% 40.36% 43.34%
Management Fee 1.10% 0.00% 2.00% 85.73%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 28.42%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 1.25% 71.79%

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 N/A 0.40% 2.00% 21.74%

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 79.00% 0.00% 420.00% 74.28%

WBENX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

WBENX Category Low Category High WBENX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 9.95% 31.08%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

WBENX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

WBENX Category Low Category High WBENX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.84% -1.40% 6.51% 73.29%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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WBENX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Todd McClone


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 06, 2005

15.41

15.4%

Todd McClone, CFA, partner, is a portfolio manager for William Blair’s emerging markets strategies. Before joining the firm in 2000, he was a senior research analyst specializing in international equity for Strong Capital Management. Previously, he was a corporate finance research analyst with Piper Jaffray, where he worked with the corporate banking financials team on a variety of transactions, including initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and subordinated debt offerings. He also issued fairness opinions and conducted private company valuations. Todd received a B.B.A. and B.A. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Casey Preyss


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2015

5.51

5.5%

Casey Preyss, CFA, partner, is a portfolio manager for William Blair’s Emerging Markets Growth, Emerging Markets Small Cap Growth, and China A-Shares Growth strategies. Since joining William Blair in 2000, he has been a research analyst covering industrials, IT, and resources stocks. Before taking on fundamental research responsibilities for William Blair’s global equity team, Casey was a quantitative analyst. Before joining the firm, he was an international equity research sales associate with Thomas White International. He received a B.S.B.A. from The Ohio State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.01 33.7 5.88 0.92