|222 W Adams St , Chicago, IL 60606|
|Fund Manager||Team Managed|
The William Blair Emerging Markets Growth Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. Under normal market conditions,the Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in emerging markets securities.The Fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities, including common stocks and other forms of equity investments (e.g., securities convertible into common stocks),issued by emerging market companies of all sizes that the Adviser believes have above-average growth,profitability and quality characteristics.The Adviser seeks investment opportunities in companies at different stages of development ranging from large well-established companies to smaller companies at earlier stages of development.Emerging market companies,for purposes of the Fund, are companies organized under the laws of an emerging market country or that have securities traded principally on an exchange or over-the-counter in an emerging market country.Currently,emerging markets include every country in the world except the United States,Canada,Japan,Australia,New Zealand,Hong Kong,Singapore and most Western European countries.The Fund s investments are normally allocated among at least sixdifferent countries and no more than 50% of the Fund s equity holdings may be invested in securities of issuers in one country at any given time.In choosing investments,the Adviser performs fundamental company analysis and focuses on stock selection.The Adviser generally seeks equity securities,including common stocks,of emerging market companies that historically have had superior growth,profitability and quality relative to local markets and relative to companies within the same industry world wide,and that are expected to continue such performance.Such companies generally will exhibit superior business fundamentals,including leadership in their field,quality products or services,distinctive marketing and distribution,pricing flexibility and revenue from productsor services consumed on a steady,recurring basis.These business characteristics should be accompanied by management that is shareholder return-oriented andthat uses conservative accounting policies.Companies with above-average returns on equity,strong balance sheets and consistent,above-average earnings growthwill be the primary focus.Stock selection will take into account both local and global comparisons.The Adviser will vary the Fund s sector and geographic diversification based upon the Adviser s ongoing evaluation of economic,market and political trends throughout the world.In making decisions regarding country allocation,the Adviser will consider such factors as the conditions and growth potential of various economies and securities markets,currency exchange rates, technological developments in the various countries and other pertinent financial,social,national and political factors.
|Asset Type||% Of Allocation|
|Total Net Assets||35.79 M|
|Criteria||3 Years||5 Years||10 Years|
|Minimum Initial IRA||$0|
|Timeframe||Average Annual Current Performance Monthly As Of 08/31/2021||Average Annual Current Performance Quarterly As Of 06/30/2021||Avg Annual Current Performance Monthly As Of 08/31/2021||Avg Annual Current Performance Quarterly As Of 06/30/2021|
|Life Of Fund||
|Symbol||Company Name||% Of Assets|
|TSM||TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACT||7.88%|
|067166||SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD||4.90%|
|0700.HK||TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD||4.57%|
|BABA.N||ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD||2.13%|
|RLNIY||RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD||1.68%|
|2269.HK||WUXI BIOLOGICS CAYMAN INC||1.62%|
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