WBIGX: William Blair International Growth N

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WBIGX William Blair International Growth N

  • Fund
  • WBIGX
  • Price as of: Dec 04, 2019
  • $28.77
    + $0.12 + 0.42%

Profile

WBIGX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 24.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 6.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 1.9%
  • Net Assets $2.06 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 17.1%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$28.77
$22.28
$29.05

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.46%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 78.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee 2.00%

Min Investment

Closed to new investors as of Dec 31, 2012
  • Standard (Taxable) $2,500
  • IRA $2,500

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 24.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 6.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.9%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.55%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.4%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    William Blair International Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    William Blair
  • Inception Date
    Oct 01, 1992
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    N
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Simon Fennell

Fund Description

The fund normally invests at least 80% of its total assets in a diversified portfolio of equity securities, including common stocks and other forms of equity investments, issued by companies of all sizes domiciled outside the U.S. that the advisor believes have above-average growth, profitability and quality characteristics. Its investments are normally allocated among at least six different countries and no more than 50% of the fund's equity holdings may be invested in securities of issuers in one country at any given time.


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Performance

WBIGX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period WBIGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 24.9% -7.7% 34.2% 29.74%
1 Yr 9.5% -11.2% 23.9% 76.92%
3 Yr 6.1%* -1.3% 20.1% 81.50%
5 Yr 1.9%* -4.8% 12.9% 76.33%
10 Yr 4.4%* -1.7% 11.0% 54.72%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period WBIGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -24.2% -32.2% 68.4% 86.87%
2017 27.5% 0.0% 50.9% 49.12%
2016 -4.3% -12.2% 5.7% 59.78%
2015 -1.2% -16.3% 8.1% 60.63%
2014 -4.0% -23.5% 7.5% 36.16%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period WBIGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 24.9% -7.7% 34.2% 29.74%
1 Yr 9.5% -11.2% 24.2% 81.10%
3 Yr 6.1%* 0.0% 20.8% 91.25%
5 Yr 1.9%* -1.9% 13.9% 86.98%
10 Yr 4.4%* 1.5% 10.8% 77.17%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period WBIGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -24.2% -32.2% 68.4% 89.86%
2017 27.5% 0.0% 53.4% 66.75%
2016 -4.3% -12.2% 8.0% 67.49%
2015 -1.2% -15.1% 11.4% 73.13%
2014 -4.0% -17.7% 7.5% 47.56%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

WBIGX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

WBIGX Category Low Category High WBIGX % Rank
Net Assets 2.06 B 10 164 B 32.35%
Number of Holdings 199 6 1229 11.76%
Net Assets in Top 10 346 M 800 K 33.2 B 39.08%
Weighting of Top 10 17.06% 7.0% 99.3% 90.13%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd ADR 1.98%
  2. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR 1.91%
  3. Tencent Holdings Ltd 1.82%
  4. Airbus SE 1.82%
  5. AIA Group Ltd 1.79%
  6. ASML Holding NV 1.75%
  7. Lonza Group Ltd 1.60%
  8. Keyence Corp 1.58%
  9. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE 1.41%
  10. Compass Group PLC 1.40%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High WBIGX % Rank
Stocks
99.30% 75.67% 100.00% 7.56%
Cash
0.70% -2.56% 23.81% 91.60%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 4.20% 58.61%
Other
0.00% -0.01% 4.39% 59.24%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 53.57%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.20% 56.72%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WBIGX % Rank
Industrials
20.49% 1.07% 27.19% 5.67%
Technology
16.95% 2.32% 40.01% 62.82%
Financial Services
15.98% 0.00% 30.22% 38.87%
Consumer Cyclical
11.97% 0.00% 47.02% 53.36%
Healthcare
11.91% 1.88% 26.86% 52.94%
Consumer Defense
7.14% 1.60% 53.15% 82.77%
Communication Services
5.31% 0.00% 13.23% 14.08%
Real Estate
3.23% 0.00% 16.58% 11.34%
Basic Materials
2.33% 0.00% 14.81% 79.20%
Energy
2.30% 0.00% 8.16% 48.74%
Utilities
1.51% 0.00% 16.31% 30.25%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WBIGX % Rank
Non US
94.44% 71.30% 99.66% 19.96%
US
4.86% 0.00% 23.47% 63.87%

Expenses

WBIGX - Expenses

Operational Fees

WBIGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.46% 0.00% 55.61% 31.13%
Management Fee 1.01% 0.00% 1.50% 95.38%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 44.23%
Administrative Fee 0.15% 0.00% 0.40% 79.64%

Sales Fees

WBIGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.00% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

WBIGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee 2.00% 0.10% 2.00% 25.49%

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.

WBIGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 78.00% 0.00% 207.22% 85.84%

Distributions

WBIGX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

WBIGX Category Low Category High WBIGX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.41% 0.00% 3.03% 45.80%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

WBIGX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

WBIGX Category Low Category High WBIGX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.55% -46.00% 2.72% 65.78%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

WBIGX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Simon Fennell


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2013

6.5

6.5%

Simon Fennell, Partner and Co-portfolio manager, joined William Blair & Company, LLC (an affiliate of William Blair Investment Management, LLC) in 2011. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Fennell was a Managing Director in the Equities division at Goldman Sachs in London and Boston, where he was responsible for institutional, equity research coverage for European and International stocks beginning in 1997. Previously, he was in the Corporate Finance Group at Lehman Brothers in London and Hong Kong, working in the M&A and Debt Capital Markets Groups.

Kenneth J. McAtamney


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 16, 2017

2.04

2.0%

Kenneth McAtamney, Partner, is a co-portfolio manager for the Global Leaders and International Leaders strategies. He joined William Blair in 2005 and previously served as co-director of research, as well as mid-large cap Industrials and Healthcare analyst. Prior to joining William Blair, Mr. McAtamney was a Vice President for Goldman Sachs and Co., responsible for institutional equity research coverage for both international and domestic equity, and he was a Corporate Banking Officer with NBD Bank. Education: BA, Michigan State University; MBA, Indiana University.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.0 25.1 7.31 17.43