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William Blair SICAV US Small-Mid Cap Growth I

Ranked 21 out of 53 in - North American Small & Medium Companies over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Karl Brewer

Karl Brewer is a portfolio manager on the Small Cap Growth and Small-Mid Cap Growth teams at William Blair. He joined the Small Cap Growth team in 1999 and the Small-Mid Cap Growth team in 2002. He joined William Blair in 1996, serving as a research analyst for three years. Before that, he was in the mergers-and-acquisitions and corporate finance departments at Lehman Brothers Inc. for six years. Education: B.A., Washington and Lee University; M.B.A., Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Daniel E. Crowe

Daniel Crowe is a portfolio manager on William Blair's Mid Cap Growth and SMID Growth strategies. Dan had previously served as an associate portfolio manager on Mid Cap Growth strategy and before that as an associate portfolio manager on the Small Cap Growth strategy and a research analyst. Dan joined William Blair as a generalist research analyst in May 2011. Before joining William Blair, he was a midcap portfolio manager at Pyramis Global Advisors, and before that 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 and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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.

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 : 30/04/2015 - 30/04/2016

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2016 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2016 -0.6%
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

29/02/2016

Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Six Flags Entertainment Corp ORD 2.58
Guidewire Software Inc ORD 2.57
Old Dominion Freight Line Inc ORD 2.45
CoStar Group Inc ORD 2.36
Mettler-Toledo International Inc ORD 2.33
MEDNAX Inc ORD 2.31
J2 Global Inc ORD 2.30
Vantiv Inc ORD 2.29
IDEXX Laboratories Inc ORD 2.26
CBOE Holdings Inc ORD 2.16
29/02/2016

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 size282Mn
  • 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).