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William Blair SICAV US Small-Mid Cap Growth I

Ranked 5 out of 54 in - North American Small & Medium Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Karl Brewer

Karl Brewer has an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He started his financial career working for Lehman Brothers before co-founding William Blair in 1996 where he is a portfolio manager in the small and mid cap growth team.

Robert Lanphier

Robert Lanphier studied at Purdue University in Indiana and at the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He started out as a consultant and corporate planner at Emerson Electrical in 1982 before moving to William Blair in 1987 where is currently an analyst and portfolio manager.

Matthew Litfin

Matthew Litfin has an MBA from Harvard University. He started his career in the financial industry in 1993 as a municipal bond analyst at John Nuveen & Co. After a two year stint he joined William Blair where he started as a sell-side research analyst and is now a portfolio manager in the small and mid cap growth team.

Objective

The fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund invests primarily in common stocks of small and medium-sized companies in the United States that are expected to experience solid growth in earnings.

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Performance

North American Small & Medium Companies over : 31/12/2014 - 31/12/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/12/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 10.3% 12.9% -4.4% -3.3% 5.6%
2014 14.5% 0.3% -1.7% 2.6% 13.2%
2013 38.4% 21.9% 4.6% 3.6% 4.9%
2012 6.6% 9.1% -4.9% 3.3% -0.6%
2011 -0.2% 7.7% 0.7% -17.3% 11.2%
2010 24.4% 12.6% -7.6% 3.4% 15.5%
2009 31.4% -1.2% 7.6% 17.4% 5.4%
2008 -18.2% -16.2% 4.0% -1.1% -5.2%
2007 9.5% 3.9% 5.6% 1.2% -1.4%
2006 -4.0% 9.8% -12.2% -0.8% 0.3%
2005 23.8% -3.0% 8.9% 8.0% 8.5%
2004 4.7% -3.0% 4.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation

Breakdown

30/09/2015

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Cash and Other Assets less Liabilities 3.68
J2 Global Inc ORD 2.89
Sirona Dental Systems Inc ORD 2.32
Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc ORD 2.31
Guidewire Software Inc ORD 2.24
Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc ORD 2.14
MEDNAX Inc ORD 2.11
Robert Half International Inc ORD 2.04
Neustar Inc ORD 2.03
CBOE Holdings Inc ORD 1.96
30/09/2015

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Denmark
  3. Finland
  4. France
  5. Germany
  6. Ireland
  7. Luxembourg
  8. Norway
  9. Sweden
  10. Switzerland
  11. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date17/03/2004
  • Share Class size313Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0181864389

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1Mn
  • Min. regular additional investment0

Charges

  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment0

Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).