Fact sheet: William Blair SICAV EmMktsGth

Fund information
Fund name
William Blair SICAV Emerging Markets Growth I
Fund manager company
William Blair
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Todd McClonesince 02/10/2005
  • Jeff Urbinasince 02/10/2005
  • Casey Preysssince 31/05/2015
Fund objective
Capital Appreciation
Benchmark
  • MSCI Emerging Markets IMI
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
2.3%
1 Year rank in sector
224/258
Sector
FO Equity - Emerging Markets
Yield
-
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
1.8%
Fund size
£422m (£510m last year)
FE Risk score
?FE Risk Scores measure the riskiness of instruments relative to the FTSE 100 index of shares. Weekly volatility is measured over three years with recent behaviour counting more heavily than earlier behaviour. Cash-type investments will have scores close to zero. Funds will tend to have scores in the 0-150 range. The FTSE 100 is always scored at 100. There is no upper limit.
133
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • India16%
    Cayman Islands12.6%
    Brazil11.5%
    Korea8.9%
    Taiwan8.6%
  • Banks14.4%
    Internet13.3%
    Semi Conductors7.8%
    Retail7.3%
    Oil & Gas Exploration & Production6.1%
  • Indian Equities16%
    American Emerging Equities13%
    Brazilian Equities11.5%
    South Korean Equities8.9%
    Taiwanese Equities8.6%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-6.9%-9.6%-2.1%2.3%-10%7.1%
Sector-2.6%-4%5.4%9.2%-6.3%3.1%
Rank within sector252 / 263252 / 267229 / 263224 / 258146 / 21094 / 161
Quartile4th4th4th4th3rd3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund3%-15.5%2.6%1.1%20.8%
Sector10.6%-14.3%-1.4%-0.7%14.2%
Rank within sector223 / 258174 / 24181 / 21567 / 19038 / 162
Quartile4th3rd2nd2nd1st
Risk statistics
Alpha
?Alpha is a measure of a fund's over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. If the Alpha is 5, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 5%; so the greater the Alpha, the greater the outperformance.
-1.09
Beta
?Beta estimates a fund's volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark. A fund with a beta close to 1 means that the fund will move generally in line with the benchmark. Higher than 1 and the fund is more volatile than the benchmark and vice versa.
1.06
Sharpe
?This commonly-used measure calculates the level of return over and above the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash. The difference in returns is then divided by the fund's volatility. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk.
-0.01
Volatility
?Volatility (or standard deviation), when applied to an investment fund, expresses its risk. It shows how widely a range of returns varied from the fund's average return over a particular period. For example, if a fund had an average return of 5%, and its volatility was 15, this would mean that the range of its returns over the period had swung between +20% and -10%.
15.28
Tracking error
?This measures the standard deviation of a fund's excess returns over the returns of an index or benchmark portfolio. As such, it can be an indication of 'riskiness' in the manager's investment style. A Tracking Error below 2 suggests a passive approach. At 3 and above the the manager will be deploying a more active investment style.
4.7
Information ratio
?This is a useful risk-adjusted measure of actively managed fund performance. It is calculated by deducting the returns of the fund's benchmark from the fund's overall returns, then dividing the result by its tracking error. The higher the Information Ratio the better. It is generally considered that a figure of 0.5 reflects a good performance, 0.75 very good, and 1.00 outstanding.
-0.3
R-Squared
?An indication of how closely correlated a fund is to an index or a benchmark. Values for R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the fund's behaviour is increasingly linked to its benchmark.
0.91
Price movement
52 week high181.02
52 week low137.95
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price162.97
Region
1India16%
2Cayman Islands12.65%
3Brazil11.5%
4Korea8.9%
5Taiwan8.59%
6South Africa5.99%
7Indonesia5.23%
8Thailand5.09%
9China3.93%
Industry sector
1Banks14.41%
2Internet13.34%
3Semi Conductors7.83%
4Retail7.33%
5Oil & Gas Exploration & Production6.09%
6Automotive5.6%
7Financial Services4.78%
8Broadcasting3.28%
9Insurance3.18%
Asset type
1Indian Equities16%
2American Emerging Equities12.99%
3Brazilian Equities11.5%
4South Korean Equities8.9%
5Taiwanese Equities8.59%
6South African Equities5.99%
7Indonesian Equities5.23%
8Thai Equities5.09%
9Chinese Equities3.93%
Individual holdings
1TENCENT HLDGS LTD4.67%
2ALIBABA GROUP HLDG LTD3.72%
3SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO3.06%
4TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING2.95%
5NASPERS2.94%
6PETROLEO BRASILEIRO SA PETROBRAS2.72%
7CNOOC2.33%
8HDFC BANK1.91%
9TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING1.82%
Management
Fund manager group
William Blair
Fund manager company
William Blair
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
Capital Appreciation
Benchmark
  • MSCI Emerging Markets IMI
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Todd McClone02/10/2005Todd is a co-portfolio manager for the Emerging Markets strategies. Prior to joining William Blair in 2000, he was a senior research analyst specializing in international equity for Strong Capital Management. Previously, he was a Corporate Finance Research Analyst with Piper Jaffray. At Piper Jaffray, he worked with the corporate banking financials team on a variety of transactions including initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and subordinated debt offerings as well as issued fairness opinions and conducted private company valuations.
Jeff Urbina02/10/2005Jeff joined William Blair in 1996 and oversees International Small Cap and Emerging Markets strategy and research and is a co-portfolio manager for the William Blair International Small Cap Growth, International Growth, and Emerging Markets strategies as well as a co-portfolio advisor for the Global Small Cap Growth Fund. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager of the Van Kampen American Capital Navigator Fund, an emerging market equity fund listed on the Luxembourg exchange. While at Van Kampen, he also served as the Director of Research and was a member of the Investment Policy Committee for the firm. Prior to joining Van Kampen in 1991, Jeff spent almost 15 years in the commercial banking business with Citibank where he was a Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager in the bank's real estate group, and with Harris Bank in Chicago where he was an International Banking Officer.
Casey Preyss31/05/2015
Compliance
Transparent for Austrian Tax, Transparent for Swiss Tax, Reporting Fund Status, UCITS IV Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway, Offshore, Sweden
William Blair SICAV Emerging Markets Growth D
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1.9%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)2.2%
Total expense ratio (TER)2.2%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeG2BC
William Blair SICAV Emerging Markets Growth I
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.8%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price162.97
CurrencyUSD
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeN6Y7
William Blair SICAV Emerging Markets Growth J USD
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.3%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price91.39
CurrencyUSD
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFECO
William Blair SICAV Emerging Markets Growth Z
Initial charge3%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£20,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.3%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.3%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price105.31
CurrencyUSD
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeN6Y8
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