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William A. Hench

William A. Hench

About William A. Hench

Born in New York in 1964, William Hench attended Adelphi University in his home city. He trained as a certified public accountant with Coopers and Lybrand before joining JP Morgan as a principle on the equities desk. He is currently portfolio manager at Royce & Associates, where he implements a value investment style, focussing on small- and micro-cap companies with low price-to-book and price-to-sales ratios. He seeks to identify companies trading at discounts to his estimate of their worth that fall within one of four distinctive themes: unrecognised asset values; turnarounds; undervalued growth; and interrupted earnings.

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Citywire Rating: Not Rated


  • SRated Plus in Sep 2013
  • ORated Plus in Oct 2013
  • NRated Plus in Nov 2013
  • DNot rated in Dec 2013


  • JNot rated in Jan 2014
  • FNot rated in Feb 2014
  • MNot rated in Mar 2014
  • ARated Plus in Apr 2014
  • MRated Plus in May 2014
  • JRated Plus in Jun 2014
  • JRated Plus in Jul 2014
  • ARated Plus in Aug 2014
  • SRated A in Sep 2014
  • ORated A in Oct 2014
  • NNot rated in Nov 2014
  • DRated Plus in Dec 2014


  • JRated Plus in Jan 2015
  • FNot rated in Feb 2015
  • MNot rated in Mar 2015


Equity - North American Small & Medium Companies
over : 28/02/2014 - 28/02/2015

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 3.9% 2.4% -2.9% -5.3% 10.3%
2013 38.8% 21.2% 3.5% 2.6% 7.9%
2012 16.0% 14.2% -3.6% 0.2% 5.2%
2011 -25.7% 18.2%

Related News

Legg Mason closes two small-cap funds

Legg Mason has shut two small-cap funds managed by its subsidiary Royce Associates.

Legg Mason to soft close $1.3 billion US small cap fund

The fund is scheduled to close at $1.5 billion to protect existing investors.

Citywire Discovery Source: Citywire Discovery Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in GBP)..Portions of the information contained on this page was derived by Citywire Financial Publishers Ltd using content supplied by Lipper, A Reuters Company.