WCGJX: William Blair Mid Cap Growth Fund

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WCGJX William Blair Mid Cap Growth Fund


Profile

WCGJX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 5.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return N/A
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return N/A
  • Net Assets $74.6 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 29.8%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$12.57
$8.24
$13.31

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.14%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 43.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $1,000,000
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 5.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio -0.17%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 8.4%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    William Blair Mid 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
    Robert Lanphier

Fund Description

The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in stocks of medium capitalized ("mid cap") companies. It invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities, including common stocks and other forms of equity investments (e.g., securities convertible into common stocks), of mid cap domestic growth companies that are expected to exhibit quality growth characteristics.


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Performance

WCGJX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period WCGJX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 5.3% -23.5% 1974.0% 72.73%
1 Yr 2.1% -67.1% 2043.0% 74.15%
3 Yr N/A* -45.5% 182.1% 10.82%
5 Yr N/A* -31.8% 94.2% 18.49%
10 Yr N/A* -13.6% 21.8% 17.08%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period WCGJX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 N/A -50.2% 44.9% N/A
2018 N/A -51.7% 5.6% N/A
2017 N/A -21.1% 34.8% N/A
2016 N/A -61.7% 40.3% N/A
2015 N/A -54.0% 12.2% N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period WCGJX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 5.3% -23.5% 1974.0% 72.73%
1 Yr 2.1% -67.1% 2043.0% 74.15%
3 Yr N/A* -41.2% 182.1% 13.06%
5 Yr N/A* -24.8% 94.2% 30.46%
10 Yr N/A* -11.4% 21.8% 30.85%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period WCGJX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 N/A -50.2% 44.9% N/A
2018 N/A -51.7% 12.2% N/A
2017 N/A -7.0% 39.4% N/A
2016 N/A -61.7% 40.3% N/A
2015 N/A -54.0% 12.2% N/A

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

WCGJX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

WCGJX Category Low Category High WCGJX % Rank
Net Assets 74.6 M 899 K 34.4 B 86.97%
Number of Holdings 58 16 2584 75.18%
Net Assets in Top 10 21.9 M 192 K 7.15 B 86.27%
Weighting of Top 10 29.83% 6.9% 96.0% 29.40%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. CoStar Group Inc 4.09%
  2. Copart Inc 3.45%
  3. Agilent Technologies Inc 3.17%
  4. Ball Corp 3.05%
  5. Cadence Design Systems Inc 3.02%
  6. BWX Technologies Inc 2.86%
  7. Arista Networks Inc 2.79%
  8. Horizon Therapeutics PLC 2.55%
  9. Teleflex Inc 2.45%
  10. Take-Two Interactive Software Inc 2.41%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High WCGJX % Rank
Stocks
97.61% 82.46% 117.39% 67.78%
Cash
2.39% -22.20% 17.54% 32.75%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 1.64% 9.51%
Other
0.00% -12.49% 4.82% 14.08%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.12% 2.46%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.13% 5.46%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WCGJX % Rank
Technology
29.18% 0.00% 58.99% 62.50%
Healthcare
21.76% 0.00% 40.78% 41.37%
Consumer Cyclical
13.61% 0.35% 58.93% 47.01%
Industrials
12.09% 0.00% 35.43% 69.37%
Communication Services
7.71% 0.00% 23.90% 16.20%
Real Estate
6.12% 0.00% 17.76% 15.32%
Consumer Defense
3.89% 0.00% 16.42% 37.85%
Financial Services
3.28% 0.00% 38.56% 82.75%
Basic Materials
2.36% 0.00% 18.77% 27.64%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 6.18% 26.41%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 47.75% 42.08%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High WCGJX % Rank
US
96.14% 81.17% 107.56% 25.35%
Non US
1.47% 0.00% 17.06% 85.92%

Expenses

WCGJX - Expenses

Operational Fees

WCGJX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.14% 0.05% 27.43% 50.00%
Management Fee 0.90% 0.00% 1.50% 85.89%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.40% N/A

Sales Fees

WCGJX 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

WCGJX 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.

WCGJX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 43.00% 1.93% 385.00% 42.78%

Distributions

WCGJX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

WCGJX Category Low Category High WCGJX % Rank
Dividend Yield 8.37% 0.00% 38.32% 0.70%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

WCGJX Category Low Category High WCGJX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.17% -2.56% 1.52% 36.72%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

WCGJX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Robert Lanphier


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 01, 2006

14.59

14.6%

Rob Lanphier is a portfolio manager on William Blair's Mid Cap Growth, Small-Mid Cap Growth, and Small-Mid Cap Core strategies. He co-founded the Mid Cap Growth strategy 1997 and the Small-Mid Cap Growth strategy in 1998. Before that, he was with William Blair's sell-side institutional sales group for eight years. He joined William Blair in 1987. Before joining the investment industry, Rob was with Emerson Electric Corporation for nearly six years. He received a B.S. with honors, from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Daniel Crowe


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 03, 2015

4.75

4.8%

Dan Crowe is a portfolio manager on William Blair’s Mid Cap Growth, Small-Mid Cap Growth, and Small-Mid Cap Core strategies. Previously, he was an associate portfolio manager on the firm’s Mid Cap Growth strategy, an associate portfolio manager on the firm’s Small Cap Growth strategy, and a research analyst, where he focused on all sectors across the U.S. small-cap space. Before joining William Blair as a generalist research analyst in May 2011, Dan was a midcap portfolio manager at Pyramis Global Advisors and a portfolio manager and analyst at The Boston Company/Founders Asset Management. He began his career as a generalist analyst at Marsico Capital Management. Dan is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago. He received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

James Jones


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 30, 2019

0.92

0.9%

James Jones, a Partner of William Blair Investment Management, LLC. He joined William Blair in 2010 as a research analyst focusing on U.S. small-cap industrials. From 2017 to 2019, he was a co-director of research for the U.S. Growth Equity team at William Blair. Before joining William Blair in 2010, he was an investment analyst at Federated Investors. He has the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago. Education: B.S., Accounting, Miami University; M.B.A., the University of North Carolina.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.17 33.68 8.29 0.5