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William Blair Bond I (WBFIX)

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William Blair Bond I
William Blair Funds222 W Adams StChicago, IL 60606
Phone: 800-635-2886
Fund Overview 
Category:Intermediate-Term Bond
Fund Family:William Blair
Net Assets:260.67M
Year-to-Date Return:5.34%
Morningstar Rating:4 stars
Fund Inception Date:May 1, 2007
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Management Information 
Paul J. Sularz
Lead Manager since May 3, 2010
Paul J. Sularz, an associate with William Blair & Company, L.L.C., has co-managed the Fund since its inception in 2009. Mr. Sularz joined the firm in July 2006 as a fixed income portfolio manager. Prior to joining William Blair, he was a Vice President at J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc. from 2004 to 2006, where he was responsible for trading specified pool agency mortgage-backed pass-through securities for the firm’s primary broker/dealer in New York City. Prior to this, he was a Director at Banc One Capital Markets, Inc. within the Asset-Backed and Mortgage-Backed Securities Group from 1995-2004, managing the firm’s mortgage-backed securities trading desk in Chicago. His investment career began in 1990 at Kemper Asset Management Company, where he was an Assistant Portfolio Manager within the fixed income Institutional Asset Management Division. He is currently a member of the CFA Society of Chicago and is a candidate for the CFA Program, completion of Level II. Education: B.A. in Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.B.A., concentrations in Finance, Econometrics and Statistics, University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business.
Investment Information 
Min Initial Investment:500,000
Min Initial Investment, IRA:500,000
Min Initial Investment, AIP:5,000
Min Subsequent Investment:N/A
Min Subsequent Investment, IRA:N/A
Min Subsequent Investment, AIP:250
WBFIX can be purchased from 50 brokerages.

Fund Summary 
The investment seeks to outperform the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Index by maximizing total return through a combination of income and capital appreciation. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in bonds. It invests primarily in U.S. dollar denominated, investment grade fixed income securities. The anticipated average duration for the fund is a range within one year longer or shorter than the average duration of the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Index (the "Benchmark"). The modified adjusted duration of the Benchmark was 5.26 years.

Fund Operations 
Last Dividend (Aug 28, 2014) : 0.04
Last Cap Gain : 0.00
Annual Holdings Turnover (Sep 17, 2014) : 41.00%
Average for Category:162.11%
Fees & Expenses 
ExpenseWBFIXCategory Avg
Annual Report Expense Ratio (net):0.50%0.87%
Prospectus Net Expense Ratio:0.50%N/A
Prospectus Gross Expense Ratio:0.58%N/A
Max 12b1 Fee:N/AN/A
Max Front End Sales Load:N/A4.06%
Max Deferred Sales Load: N/A2.21%
3 Yr Expense Projection*:178446
5 Yr Expense Projection*:316716
10 Yr Expense Projection*:7181,470
* Per $10,000 invested