Mutual Funds - Profile

William Blair Growth Fund

US > Multi-Cap > Growth

Rank

Universe Rank

Summary

The fund seeks capital appreciation in the long term by investing in companies across any size in the United States.

The investment process is designed to highlight companies in the benchmark index that exhibit superior growth potential, excellent management teams and financial strength.

Next, the research team relies on fundamental analysis to identify potential investment opportunities.

The team focuses on companies that are estimated to have significant presence in the markets they serve or a unique distribution system, an established brand name or financial strength.

Also, the research process emphasizes companies with proven management More

Price

  • Last Close
  • $13.55
    +0.52
  • 52 Week HL
  • $13.6 - $9.47
  • Net Assets
  • $335 M
  • Expense Ratio

Portfolio

  • Holdings
  • -
  • Turnover Ratio
  • -

Sector Allocation
Apr 30, 2021

Top 10 Holdings
Apr 30, 2021

Company Holding
Microsoft Corporation 9.2
Amazon.com, Inc. 7.9
Alphabet Inc. 7.8
Mastercard Incorporated 4.5
PayPal Holdings, 3.8
Company Holding
Unitedhealth Group 3.3
Stryker Corporation 2.6
Adobe Inc. 2.6
Fidelity National 2.4
The Coca-Cola 2.3
Total 46.4%

Manager

  • Name
  • David C. Fording
  • Leadership
  • Single Manager
  • Tenure
  • 2003
  • Advisor

Documents

  • Annual Reports

Performance
20.8 % YTD

  • 3 Year
  • 55.98%
  • 5 Year
  • 123.88%
  • Best
  • 38.9%
    2009
  • Worst
  • -37.62%
    2008

Returns +
A

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
WBGSX 17%37%34%-3%28%6%4%11%32%13%1%
S&P 500 20%16%29%-6%19%10%-1%11%30%13%0%

Returns +
Q

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Q1 4.4% -14.3% 16.7% 6.3% 6.8% -3.4% 3.5% -0.5% 10.1% 14.5% -
Q2 8.3% 25.7% 3.9% 8.6% 4.1% 1.5% -0.5% 4% 2.3% -5.6% -
Q3 2.1% 9.7% -0.2% 8% 4.4% 2.1% -4.4% -2% 7.1% 6.7% -
Q4 1.5% -0.2% -3.1% -14.4% 6.5% -1.1% 6.7% 5.5% 11.6% -0.6% -

Returns +
M

J F M A M J J A S O N D
2021 -1.3% 4.5% 1.1% 5.7% -1.7% 4.3% 2.9% 3.6% -4.2% 4.7% - -
2020 1.9% -6.1% -10.4% 13.3% 7% 3.7% 6.7% 6.8% -3.7% -2.2% 11.1% -8.2%

Annual Return

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