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William Blair Small Cap Growth Fund

WBSRX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 27.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 11.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 14.8%
  • Net Assets $536 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 17.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$40.11
$19.94
$40.11

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


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

Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$69.07

+0.22%

$27.60 B

-

$0.00

23.58%

-

$245.68

+0.23%

$27.60 B

0.34%

$0.83

23.74%

-

$126.44

+0.73%

$16.60 B

0.23%

$0.29

20.98%

-

$36.21

+0.58%

$10.50 B

-

$0.00

16.06%

-

$69.20

+0.74%

$10.24 B

0.04%

$0.03

18.03%

-

WBSRX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 27.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 14.8%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio -0.51%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 1.6%
  • 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.


WBSRX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period WBSRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 27.8% -44.5% 309.7% 39.68%
1 Yr 15.1% -25.1% 76.7% 56.20%
3 Yr 11.2%* -12.1% 32.7% 49.02%
5 Yr 14.8%* -4.5% 27.5% 31.70%
10 Yr 13.2%* -3.4% 21.7% 43.04%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period WBSRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 N/A -9.6% 42.9% N/A
2018 N/A -76.3% 13.6% N/A
2017 N/A -52.6% 37.0% N/A
2016 N/A -49.0% 26.1% N/A
2015 N/A -59.6% 8.6% N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period WBSRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 27.8% -45.5% 309.7% 39.68%
1 Yr 15.1% -28.8% 76.7% 53.93%
3 Yr 11.2%* -13.1% 32.7% 47.80%
5 Yr 14.8%* -4.9% 27.5% 30.74%
10 Yr 13.2%* -3.7% 21.7% 42.38%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period WBSRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 N/A -9.6% 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% 31.4% N/A
2015 N/A -59.6% 19.3% N/A

NAV & Total Return History


WBSRX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

WBSRX Category Low Category High WBSRX % Rank
Net Assets 536 M 1.64 M 27.6 B 53.21%
Number of Holdings 89 1 2040 65.73%
Net Assets in Top 10 91.7 M 302 K 3.26 B 52.74%
Weighting of Top 10 17.40% 5.7% 100.0% 67.29%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. BWX Technologies Inc 2.23%
  2. QuinStreet Inc 1.97%
  3. Casella Waste Systems Inc Class A 1.75%
  4. Encompass Health Corp 1.75%
  5. National Vision Holdings Inc 1.73%
  6. iRhythm Technologies Inc 1.70%
  7. Aarons Holdings Co Inc Ordinary Shares 1.70%
  8. Darling Ingredients Inc 1.67%
  9. Boot Barn Holdings Inc 1.67%
  10. Aarons Holdings Co Inc Ordinary Shares 1.64%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High WBSRX % Rank
Stocks
98.04% 52.72% 100.90% 48.98%
Cash
1.96% -3.62% 23.75% 47.73%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 4.21% 19.72%
Other
0.00% -6.62% 24.04% 31.92%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.15% 11.27%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 1.94% 14.08%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WBSRX % Rank
Healthcare
28.30% 0.00% 49.47% 55.09%
Technology
21.94% 8.25% 76.43% 64.01%
Industrials
20.48% 0.00% 33.63% 11.27%
Consumer Cyclical
9.97% 0.00% 30.75% 69.80%
Financial Services
7.38% 0.00% 20.64% 36.31%
Consumer Defense
5.21% 0.00% 16.96% 31.77%
Real Estate
2.10% 0.00% 15.27% 56.65%
Communication Services
2.03% 0.00% 18.20% 48.36%
Basic Materials
1.40% 0.00% 11.71% 54.93%
Energy
1.17% 0.00% 48.50% 15.34%
Utilities
0.02% 0.00% 4.53% 33.65%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WBSRX % Rank
US
90.32% 2.12% 100.90% 77.15%
Non US
7.72% 0.00% 94.09% 13.77%

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% 54.49%
Management Fee 1.10% 0.05% 1.50% 94.51%
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% 5.50% 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% 4.00% 442.00% 43.31%

WBSRX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

WBSRX Category Low Category High WBSRX % Rank
Dividend Yield 1.62% 0.00% 23.71% 1.88%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

WBSRX Category Low Category High WBSRX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.51% -3.17% 1.37% 49.60%

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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WBSRX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Michael Balkin


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 30, 2008

12.35

12.4%

Michael Balkin, partner, is a portfolio manager on William Blair’s Small Cap Growth strategy. He rejoined William Blair in 2008 after three years as a portfolio manager and chief investment officer of Magnetar Investment Management. He originally joined William Blair in 1990, covering small-cap growth companies for the firm’s sell-side institutional research sales group, and became a portfolio manager on William Blair’s Small Cap Growth strategy in 1999. Michael received a B.A. from Northwestern University.

Ward Sexton


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Aug 02, 2016

4.25

4.3%

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

0.13

0.1%

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
0.02 29.26 8.22 3.67