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William Blair Small Cap Growth N

WBSNX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 6.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 18.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 20.0%
  • Net Assets $675 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 17.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$37.01
$17.72
$37.52

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.54%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 51.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

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

Fund Classification


Compare WBSNX to Popular U.S. Small-Cap Growth Equity Funds and ETFs

Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$80.72

-0.49%

$34.46 B

-

$0.00

7.34%

0.19%

$287.12

-0.40%

$34.46 B

0.31%

$0.88

6.07%

0.07%

$137.11

-0.21%

$21.29 B

0.11%

$0.16

6.53%

0.41%

$39.79

-0.33%

$12.90 B

-

$0.00

3.40%

0.76%

$74.28

-0.32%

$11.84 B

-

$0.00

5.53%

1.01%

WBSNX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 6.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 18.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 20.0%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.88%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    William Blair Small Cap Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    William Blair
  • Inception Date
    Dec 27, 1999
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    N
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Ward Sexton

Fund Description

The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in stocks of small capitalized ("small cap") companies. It invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities, including common stocks and other forms of equity investments, of small cap domestic growth companies that are expected to exhibit quality growth characteristics. For purposes of the fund, the advisor considers a company to be a small cap company if it has a market capitalization no larger than the largest capitalized company included in the Russell 2000® Index at the time of the fund's investment.


WBSNX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period WBSNX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 6.9% 0.2% 29.1% 70.36%
1 Yr 38.3% 0.5% 150.8% 46.75%
3 Yr 18.3%* -3.4% 51.1% 52.94%
5 Yr 20.0%* 1.8% 33.2% 32.31%
10 Yr 14.4%* -3.4% 22.1% 45.69%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period WBSNX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 24.3% -63.0% 340.3% 63.73%
2019 19.5% -22.8% 42.9% 60.23%
2018 -13.5% -76.3% 13.6% 30.31%
2017 6.5% -52.6% 37.0% 81.77%
2016 12.3% -49.0% 25.6% 22.76%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period WBSNX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 6.9% 0.2% 29.1% 70.52%
1 Yr 38.3% -4.5% 150.8% 44.29%
3 Yr 18.3%* -4.5% 51.1% 52.05%
5 Yr 20.0%* 1.3% 33.2% 31.18%
10 Yr 14.4%* -3.7% 22.1% 44.47%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period WBSNX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 24.3% -63.0% 340.3% 63.73%
2019 19.5% -22.8% 42.9% 60.23%
2018 -13.5% -54.2% 14.5% 50.52%
2017 6.5% -8.4% 42.0% 93.67%
2016 12.3% -16.4% 31.4% 31.30%

NAV & Total Return History


WBSNX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

WBSNX Category Low Category High WBSNX % Rank
Net Assets 675 M 1.67 M 34.5 B 52.61%
Number of Holdings 92 1 2028 59.40%
Net Assets in Top 10 120 M 556 K 3.63 B 47.39%
Weighting of Top 10 17.76% 6.7% 100.0% 62.88%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. The Brink's Co 2.12%
  2. Ducommun Inc 2.03%
  3. BWX Technologies Inc 2.00%
  4. Encompass Health Corp 1.99%
  5. QuinStreet Inc 1.78%
  6. Grid Dynamics Holdings Inc Ordinary Shares Class A 1.74%
  7. National Vision Holdings Inc 1.73%
  8. PROG Holdings Inc Ordinary Shares 1.70%
  9. iRhythm Technologies Inc 1.70%
  10. Aarons Holdings Co Inc Ordinary Shares 1.70%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High WBSNX % Rank
Stocks
98.41% 52.72% 100.90% 41.55%
Cash
1.59% -3.62% 23.24% 56.71%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 3.79% 17.85%
Other
0.00% -1.28% 24.04% 28.12%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.15% 12.16%
Bonds
0.00% -0.04% 1.94% 13.11%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WBSNX % Rank
Healthcare
26.53% 0.00% 49.47% 61.93%
Technology
23.28% 0.00% 77.76% 57.03%
Industrials
21.86% 0.00% 34.13% 9.00%
Consumer Cyclical
10.55% 0.00% 30.88% 66.51%
Financial Services
6.79% 0.00% 100.00% 35.23%
Consumer Defense
4.70% 0.00% 14.47% 35.07%
Real Estate
1.88% 0.00% 14.81% 51.82%
Communication Services
1.81% 0.00% 19.93% 60.66%
Energy
1.32% 0.00% 39.36% 13.43%
Basic Materials
1.28% 0.00% 24.17% 58.93%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 3.88% 38.70%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WBSNX % Rank
US
91.61% 0.00% 100.90% 74.57%
Non US
6.80% 0.00% 94.78% 18.17%

WBSNX - Expenses

Operational Fees

WBSNX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.54% 0.01% 10.10% 29.95%
Management Fee 1.10% 0.05% 1.50% 93.99%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 32.77%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.40% 72.64%

Sales Fees

WBSNX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

WBSNX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 2.00% 84.03%

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.

WBSNX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 51.00% 4.00% 442.00% 39.65%

WBSNX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

WBSNX Category Low Category High WBSNX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 7.78% 13.59%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

WBSNX Category Low Category High WBSNX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.88% -3.17% 1.48% 71.88%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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WBSNX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Ward Sexton


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Aug 02, 2016

4.42

4.4%

Ward Sexton, CFA, partner, is a portfolio manager on William Blair’s Small Cap Growth and Small-Mid Cap Core strategies. Previously, he was an associate portfolio manager on William Blair’s Small Cap Growth strategy and a research analyst. He joined the team in 2001 and covered resource, financial, and consumer companies during his time as an analyst. He joined William Blair in 1999, initially working in the firm’s corporate finance group for two years. Ward is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society Chicago. He received a B.S. in finance, with honors, from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an M.B.A., with high honors, from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Mark Thompson


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 14, 2020

0.3

0.3%

Mark C. Thompson, a Partner of William Blair Investment Management, LLC. Previously, he was a research analyst and an associate portfolio manager on William Blair’s Small Cap Growth strategy. In Mr. Thompson’s research role, he focused on U.S. small-cap stocks across sectors. Before joining the firm as a research analyst in 2006, he was a research generalist at Kidron Capital for three years. Before that, he was a research analyst covering healthcare at American Express for two years. He has the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society Chicago. Education: B.B.A., Finance (with an emphasis on accounting) and M.B.A. (with an emphasis on finance), University of Iowa.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.04 29.02 8.26 3.84