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William Blair Small Cap Growth N (WBSNX)

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William Blair Small Cap Growth N
William Blair Funds222 W Adams StChicago, IL 60606
Phone: 800-635-2886
Fund Overview 
Category:Small Growth
Fund Family:William Blair
Net Assets:497.03M
Year-to-Date Return:-4.96%
Morningstar Rating:3 stars
Fund Inception Date:Dec 27, 1999
Morningstar Style Box 
Small Growth
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Management Information 
Michael P. Balkin
Lead Manager since Jun 30, 2008
Michael Balkin , a principal of William Blair & Company, L.L.C., rejoined the Firm in June of 2008 as a member of the Small Cap Growth team and co-portfolio manager of the William Blair Small Cap Growth Fund. Mike had left Mike left William Blair in 2005 to be a founding partner of hedge fund Magnetar, subsequently becoming a client of the Firm. He originally joined William Blair & Company, L.L.C., in 1990 as an institutional salesman, specializing in small capitalization growth companies. In 1999, he joined the Investment Management Department where became co-manager of the William Blair Small Cap Growth Fund and a member of the firm's Small Cap Growth team. He received a B.A. from Northwestern 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
WBSNX can be purchased from 108 brokerages.

Fund Summary 
The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its total assets in stocks of small capitalized ("small cap") companies. It invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities, including common stocks and other forms of equity investments, of small cap domestic growth companies that are expected to exhibit quality growth characteristics. For purposes of the fund, the advisor considers a company to be a small cap company if it has a market capitalization no larger than the largest capitalized company included in the Russell 2000® Index at the time of the fund's investment.

Fund Operations 
Last Dividend : 0.00
Last Cap Gain (Dec 18, 2013) : 0.00
Annual Holdings Turnover (Oct 22, 2014) : 91.00%
Average for Category:55.77%
Fees & Expenses 
ExpenseWBSNXCategory Avg
Annual Report Expense Ratio (net):1.50%1.38%
Prospectus Net Expense Ratio:1.50%N/A
Prospectus Gross Expense Ratio:1.57%N/A
Max 12b1 Fee:0.25%N/A
Max Front End Sales Load:N/A5.46%
Max Deferred Sales Load: N/A2.23%
3 Yr Expense Projection*:489594
5 Yr Expense Projection*:849962
10 Yr Expense Projection*:1,8611,970
* Per $10,000 invested