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    William Blair Small Cap Growth N (WBSNX)

    23.63 Up 0.39(1.68%) Oct 2

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    William Blair Small Cap Growth N
    William Blair Funds222 W Adams StChicago, IL 60606
    Phone: 800-742-7272
    Fund Overview 
    Category:Small Growth
    Fund Family:William Blair
    Net Assets:405.03M
    Year-to-Date Return:-3.48%
    Morningstar Rating:2 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 P. Balkin, a Partner of William Blair & Company, L.L.C. He returned to William Blair in 2008 after spending three years (2005-2008) as a partner with Magnetar Capital and as the Chief Investment Officer of Magnetar Investment Management. Prior to joining Magnetar in 2005, he spent fifteen years (1990-2005) with William Blair in various positions, including serving as a co-manager of the Small Cap Growth Fund from its inception in 1999 to 2005. Education: B.A., 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 112 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 17, 2014) : 0.00
    Annual Holdings Turnover (Sep 30, 2015) : 82.00%
    Average for Category:55.64%
    Fees & Expenses 
    ExpenseWBSNXCategory Avg
    Annual Report Expense Ratio (net):1.50%1.34%
    Prospectus Net Expense Ratio:1.50%N/A
    Prospectus Gross Expense Ratio:1.56%N/A
    Max 12b1 Fee:0.25%N/A
    Max Front End Sales Load:N/A5.33%
    Max Deferred Sales Load: N/A2.04%
    3 Yr Expense Projection*:487558
    5 Yr Expense Projection*:844908
    10 Yr Expense Projection*:1,8511,881
    * Per $10,000 invested