WBSRX: William Blair Small Cap Growth Fund

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WBSRX William Blair Small Cap Growth Fund


Profile

WBSRX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 7.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return N/A
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return N/A
  • Net Assets $565 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 16.6%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$33.50
$19.94
$35.13

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.18%

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) $1,000,000
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 7.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio -0.51%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 1.9%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    William Blair Small Cap 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
    Michael Balkin

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.


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Categories

Performance

WBSRX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period WBSRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 7.4% -36.4% 256.3% 44.48%
1 Yr 7.8% -44.5% 206.5% 45.75%
3 Yr N/A* -53.1% 33.6% 8.61%
5 Yr N/A* -38.3% 18.0% 6.67%
10 Yr N/A* -17.7% 14.7% 15.49%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period WBSRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 N/A -49.8% 42.9% N/A
2018 N/A -54.2% 13.6% N/A
2017 N/A -73.6% 36.1% N/A
2016 N/A -49.0% 133.1% N/A
2015 N/A -70.7% 8.6% N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period WBSRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 7.4% -36.4% 256.3% 44.48%
1 Yr 7.8% -44.5% 206.5% 45.42%
3 Yr N/A* -23.1% 33.8% 14.65%
5 Yr N/A* -17.0% 23.8% 14.95%
10 Yr N/A* -8.2% 25.2% 30.14%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period WBSRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 N/A -49.8% 42.9% N/A
2018 N/A -54.2% 14.5% N/A
2017 N/A -8.4% 42.0% N/A
2016 N/A -16.4% 133.1% N/A
2015 N/A -59.6% 19.3% N/A

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

WBSRX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

WBSRX Category Low Category High WBSRX % Rank
Net Assets 565 M 5.05 M 27.9 B 49.21%
Number of Holdings 91 1 2017 61.90%
Net Assets in Top 10 89.3 M 753 K 2.93 B 49.52%
Weighting of Top 10 16.56% 5.5% 100.0% 71.43%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. BWX Technologies Inc 2.16%
  2. Casella Waste Systems Inc Class A 1.74%
  3. Grand Canyon Education Inc 1.64%
  4. The Brink's Co 1.61%
  5. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc 1.61%
  6. Aaron's Inc 1.58%
  7. Ducommun Inc 1.58%
  8. Pure Storage Inc A 1.57%
  9. Twist Bioscience Corp 1.56%
  10. Darling Ingredients Inc 1.51%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High WBSRX % Rank
Stocks
96.87% 84.02% 100.51% 74.29%
Cash
3.13% -4.85% 14.30% 24.60%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 4.09% 31.11%
Other
0.00% -11.65% 4.75% 36.67%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.16% 23.65%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 3.66% 24.29%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WBSRX % Rank
Healthcare
28.10% 0.08% 52.56% 57.46%
Technology
23.45% 2.71% 81.98% 57.14%
Industrials
21.75% 0.00% 33.14% 7.62%
Consumer Cyclical
8.56% 0.00% 32.01% 73.49%
Consumer Defense
5.89% 0.00% 18.15% 32.54%
Financial Services
5.69% 0.00% 22.83% 51.90%
Real Estate
2.65% 0.00% 10.86% 43.97%
Energy
1.54% 0.00% 5.19% 10.79%
Communication Services
1.42% 0.00% 10.38% 60.32%
Basic Materials
0.95% 0.00% 11.33% 69.68%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 5.90% 50.32%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WBSRX % Rank
US
89.94% 80.02% 100.51% 84.60%
Non US
6.93% 0.00% 12.15% 15.40%

Expenses

WBSRX - Expenses

Operational Fees

WBSRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.18% 0.05% 36.03% 56.77%
Management Fee 1.10% 0.05% 1.50% 94.91%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.40% N/A

Sales Fees

WBSRX 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% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

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

WBSRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 51.00% 9.00% 474.00% 42.58%

Distributions

WBSRX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

WBSRX Category Low Category High WBSRX % Rank
Dividend Yield 1.92% 0.00% 27.38% 1.90%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

WBSRX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

WBSRX Category Low Category High WBSRX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.51% -2.35% 1.11% 49.03%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

WBSRX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Michael Balkin


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 30, 2008

12.18

12.2%

Michael P. Balkin, a Partner of William Blair Investment Management, LLC. He returned to William Blair in 2008 after spending three years (2005-2008) as a partner with Magnetar Capital and as the Chief Investment Officer of Magnetar Investment Management. Prior to joining Magnetar in 2005, he spent fifteen years (1990-2005) with William Blair in various positions, including serving as a co-manager of the Small Cap Growth Fund from its inception in 1999 to 2005. Education: B.A., Northwestern University.

Ward Sexton


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Aug 02, 2016

4.08

4.1%

Ward Sexton 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 of 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.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.09 29.09 8.3 3.5