Fact sheet: William Blair SICAV USSmMdCpGt

Fund information
Fund name
William Blair SICAV US Small Mid Cap Growth I GBP
Fund manager company
William Blair
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund managers
  • Karl Brewersince 31/01/2002
  • Robert Lanphiersince 31/01/1998
  • Dan Crowesince 01/11/2015
Fund objective
Capital Appreciation
Benchmark
  • Russell 2500 Growth TR Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
21.8%
1 Year rank in sector
16/208
Sector
FO Equity - USA
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.
1.63%
Fund size
£798m (£831m 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.
115
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • USA90.4%
    Canada3.1%
    Money Market2.9%
    Bermuda1.1%
    Jersey0.8%
  • Software9.4%
    Services8.4%
    Retail6.6%
    Financial Services6%
    Biotechnology/Medical5.2%
  • US Equities90.4%
    Canadian Equities3.1%
    Money Market2.9%
    UK Equities1.6%
    North American Equities1.1%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund4.8%3.8%16.7%21.8%54.4%120.9%
Sector5.6%1.4%4.8%5.6%19.7%67.4%
Rank within sector137 / 22061 / 21921 / 21416 / 20812 / 177-
Quartile3rd2nd1st1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund20.7%10.2%14.5%--
Sector6.5%-1.6%10.7%31.8%10.2%
Rank within sector19 / 21015 / 19336 / 178--
Quartile1st1st1st
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.
12.82
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.
0.56
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.
1.14
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%.
11.2
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.
10.48
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.
0.92
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.
0.31
Price movement
52 week high162.91
52 week low110.81
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price155.95
Region
1USA90.44%
2Canada3.09%
3Money Market2.93%
4Bermuda1.14%
5Jersey0.83%
6Cayman Islands0.82%
7UK0.76%
Industry sector
1Software9.39%
2Services8.43%
3Retail6.64%
4Financial Services6.02%
5Biotechnology/Medical5.21%
6Health Care4.83%
7Healthcare & Medical Products4.76%
8Information Technology4.72%
9Machinery4.59%
Asset type
1US Equities90.44%
2Canadian Equities3.09%
3Money Market2.93%
4UK Equities1.58%
5North American Equities1.14%
6American Emerging Equities0.82%
Individual holdings
1OLD DOMINION FREIGHT LINE INC2.95%
2TRACTOR SUPPLY CO2.69%
3SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORP2.6%
4COSTAR GROUP INC2.53%
5BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON HLDG CORP2.32%
6MAXIMUS INC2.15%
7SIGNATURE BANK2.14%
8J2 GLOBAL INC2.13%
9GUIDEWIRE SOFTWARE INC2.09%
Management
Fund manager group
William Blair
Fund manager company
William Blair
Fund type
Offshore Fund
Fund objective
Capital Appreciation
Benchmark
  • Russell 2500 Growth TR Index
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Karl Brewer31/01/2002Karl Brewer is a principal of William Blair & Company, L.L.C., joined the Firm in 1996 as a Research Analyst in Investment Management. In 1998, Karl began focusing his efforts on small cap growth companies and became co-manager of the Small Cap Growth Fund in late 1999. Karl also has been a co-manager of the Small-Mid Cap Growth Team since 2002. Previously he spent nt six years at Lehman Brothers in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Los Angeles Corporate Finance Departments. He graduated from Washington & Lee University and finished M.B.A. at Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Robert Lanphier31/01/1998Robert Lanphier is a principal of William Blair & Company, L.L.C., has been with the Firm since 1987. Rob co-founded the Mid Cap Growth Team Strategy in 1997 and the Small-Mid Cap Growth Team strategy in 1998, and he currently serves as a portfolio manager on both strategies. Rob has extensive experience in the industrials sector and currently leads our industrials sector research team. Prior to joining William Blair & Company, he was with Emerson Electric Corporation for nearly six years. He graduated from Purdue University and finished M.B.A. at Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Dan Crowe01/11/2015
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 US Small Mid Cap Growth I
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.62%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.8%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price289.8
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeN6Y5
William Blair SICAV US Small Mid Cap Growth I GBP
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.63%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price155.95
CurrencyGBP
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFC6K
William Blair SICAV US Small Mid Cap Growth J USD
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.13%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price123.03
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFECW
William Blair SICAV US Small Mid Cap Growth S USD
Initial charge3%
Annual charge1.15%
Min single investment£1,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.28%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyUSD
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeFECY
William Blair SICAV US Small Mid Cap Growth Z
Initial charge3%
Annual charge-
Min single investment£20,000,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.12%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.3%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price226.14
CurrencyUSD
Price updated02/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeN6Y6
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