WBGSX - William Blair Growth Fund Class N

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William Blair Growth Fund Class N

William Blair Funds

222 W Adams St

Chicago, IL 60606

Management Information
David C. Fording,Lead Manager since January 4, 2006
David C. Fording, a Partner of William Blair Investment Management, LLC, joined William Blair in November of 2005 as a co-portfolio manager of William Blair’s Institutional All Cap Growth strategy. He joined William Blair from TIAA-CREF Investment Management, Inc. where he spent ten years, most recently as a co-portfolio manager(from 2003 to 2005). Previously, he was an equity analyst for TIAA-CREF responsible for covering media and entertainment stocks on a global basis. He was also a member of TIAA-CREF’s Large Cap Growth portfolio management team from 1997 to 1999. He has the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago. Education: B.A., Tufts University; M.B.A., Stern School of Business, New York University.
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Fund Overview

CategoryLarge Growth
Fund FamilyWilliam Blair
Net Assets254.49M
YTD Return23.26%
Morningstar Rating★★★
Inception DateMar 19, 1946

Fund Operations

Last Dividend0.00
Last Cap Gain0.00
Holdings Turnover46.00%
Average for CategoryN/A

Fees & Expenses

ExpenseWBGSXCategory Average
Annual Report Expense Ratio (net)1.20%1.07%
Prospectus Net Expense Ratio1.20%N/A
Prospectus Gross Expense Ratio1.22%N/A
Max 12b1 Fee0.25%N/A
Max Front End Sales LoadN/A5.40%
Max Deferred Sales LoadN/A1.50%
3 Yr Expense Projection385N/A
5 Yr Expense Projection668N/A
10 Yr Expense Projection1,476N/A