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    William Blair Low Duration N (WBLNX)

    9.19 0.00(0.00%) Feb 5

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    William Blair Low Duration N
    William Blair Funds222 W Adams StChicago, IL 60606
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    Phone: 800-742-7272
    Fund Overview 
    Category:Ultrashort Bond
    Fund Family:William Blair
    Net Assets:135.49M
    Year-to-Date Return:0.37%
    Yield:2.38%
    Morningstar Rating:4 stars
    Fund Inception Date:Dec 1, 2009
    Morningstar Style Box 
    Ultrashort Bond
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    Management Information 
    Christopher T. Vincent
    Lead Manager since Dec 1, 2009
    Christopher T. Vincent, a Partner of William Blair & Company, L.L.C. Mr. Vincent oversees the fixed-income team at William Blair. He joined William Blair in 2002. Previously, he was a managing director/senior portfolio manager with Zurich Scudder Investments for fourteen years. Prior to that, he was with Ralston Purina Company for five years in the Treasury department where he was responsible for fixed-income investments for the company’s benefit plans. He has the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago and the CFA Institute. Education: B.S., University of Missouri; M.B.A., Saint Louis University.
    Investment Information 
    Min Initial Investment:2,500
    Min Initial Investment, IRA:2,500
    Min Initial Investment, AIP:2,500
    Min Subsequent Investment:1,000
    Min Subsequent Investment, IRA:1,000
    Min Subsequent Investment, AIP:250
    WBLNX can be purchased from 35 brokerages.

    Fund Summary 
    The investment seeks to maximize total return; total return includes both income and capital appreciation. The fund seeks to outperform the Merrill Lynch 1-Year U.S. Treasury Note Index through an actively managed diversified portfolio of securities. It invests primarily in investment grade debt securities rated in the highest three categories by at least one of the following three nationally recognized statistical rating organizations: Fitch Ratings, Moody's Investors Service, Inc. and Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. The anticipated weighted average duration for the fund is between 0.5 to 2 years.

    Fund Operations 
    Last Dividend (Jan 28, 2016) : 0.01
    Last Cap Gain : 0.00
    Annual Holdings Turnover (Feb 2, 2016) : 83.00%
    Average for Category:63.01%
    Fees & Expenses 
    ExpenseWBLNXCategory Avg
    Annual Report Expense Ratio (net):0.70%0.55%
    Prospectus Net Expense Ratio:0.70%N/A
    Prospectus Gross Expense Ratio:0.75%N/A
    Max 12b1 Fee:0.15%N/A
    Max Front End Sales Load:N/A1.89%
    Max Deferred Sales Load: N/A1.45%
    3 Yr Expense Projection*:235248
    5 Yr Expense Projection*:412435
    10 Yr Expense Projection*:926953
    * Per $10,000 invested