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William Blair Growth I (BGFIX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of William Blair Growth I (BGFIX) Fund

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Graph of William Blair Growth I Fund (BGFIX) ManagerFund Manager - David C. Fording

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 13.8 years
Fund Family: William Blair
Fund Category: Large Growth
Fund Performance: May 30, 2016
Fundmojo Fund Grade: B (Score: 0.64)     (What does this score mean?)

 

Graph of William Blair Growth I Fund (BGFIX) ProfileWilliam Blair Growth I Fund (BGFIX) Profile

Fund Profile and Description

William Blair Growth I Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. William Blair Growth I Fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities, including common stocks and other forms of equity investments of domestic growth companies of all sizes. It invests primarily in equity securities issued by companies that typically have a market capitalization no smaller than the smallest capitalized company.

 

William Blair Growth I (BGFIX) Fund Strength What we like about William Blair Growth I (BGFIX) Fund

Data for William Blair Growth I Fund (BGFIX) as of May 30, 2016

  • William Blair Growth I Fund (BGFIX) management has been with William Blair Growth I Fund for 13.8 years
  • William Blair Growth I Fund (BGFIX) has good short-term performance (1-year return 0.68% vs -1.74% Large Growth category median performance)
  • William Blair Growth I Fund (BGFIX) has good Long-term performance (5-year return 10.30% vs 10.14% Large Growth category median performance)
  • William Blair Growth I Fund (BGFIX) ratio of up-years vs down years is greater than 2
  • William Blair Growth I Fund (BGFIX) has a Morningstar rating of 4 and above
  • Asset base in William Blair Growth I Fund (BGFIX) has been consistently increasing at a reasonable pace in the last 2 months. It shows investor confidence and market support
  • William Blair Growth I Fund (BGFIX) is less volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 12.26, lower than category average of 12.75
  • William Blair Growth I Fund (BGFIX) has a lower expense ratio than its Large Growth average: 0.89% vs 1.17%
  • William Blair Growth I Fund (BGFIX) is a true no-load fund as it has no load and no 12b1 promotion, distributions, marketing expenses

William Blair Growth I Fund (BGFIX) Weakness What we are cautious about William Blair Growth I (BGFIX) Fund

Data for William Blair Growth I Fund (BGFIX) as of May 30, 2016

  • William Blair Growth I Fund (BGFIX) has a less-than-ideal mid-term performance (3-year return 10.50% vs 10.74% Large Growth category median performance)
  • William Blair Growth I Fund (BGFIX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 78.00% that is higher than the Large Growth average of 50.46%. This could mean William Blair Growth I is more nimble, but also signal potential high tax impact and high trading fees
See William Blair Growth I Fund (BGFIX) performance details as of May 30, 2016

 

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Compare William Blair Growth I Fund (BGFIX)Compare with other top Large Growth category mutual funds

Aadditional top Large Growth mutual funds for your consideration

FundYear to Date1 Year3 year5 year
William Blair Growth I-0.440.6810.5010.30
American Funds AMCAP R6 (RAFGX)3.59-1.1311.8211.94Compare
AB Core Opportunities Advisor (ADGYX)1.543.3612.0412.15Compare
Eaton Vance Growth R (ELCRX)-0.280.1013.0010.73Compare

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Compare William Blair Growth I Fund (BGFIX)Compare with Large Growth category ETFs

Some Large Growth ETFs for your consideration

ETFYear to DateOne YearThree Year
PowerShares Dynamic Large Cap Growth ETF (PWB)-0.31%1.61%13.24%
iShares Russell 1000 Growth (IWF)1.70%1.47%12.29%
Vanguard Russell 1000 Growth ETF (VONG)1.69%1.42%12.36%
First Trust Large Cap Gr AlphaDEX ETF (FTC)2.10%1.03%12.67%
iShares Morningstar Large-Cap Growth (JKE)-0.23%0.51%13.52%

 

Graph of William Blair Growth I Fund (BGFIX) Net Asset TrackingWilliam Blair Growth I (BGFIX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of William Blair Growth I fund (BGFIX)

DateNet Asset
05/2016$814.70M
03/2016$805.92M
02/2016$762.82M
More historic net asset information on William Blair Growth I Fund (BGFIX)

  

Graph of William Blair Growth I Fund (BGFIX) Portfolio TrackingWilliam Blair Growth I (BGFIX) Fund Portfolio Allocation

Track portfolio allocation change of William Blair Growth I fund (BGFIX)

DateCashStockBondOther
04/20162.07%97.93%0%0%
02/20162.78%97.22%0%0%
01/20163.45%96.55%0%0%
Click here to see more historic asset allocation information on William Blair Growth I Fund (BGFIX)

 

graph of William Blair Growth I Fund (BGFIX) Top 10 Position TrackingTop 10 Holdings in William Blair Growth I (BGFIX) Fund

Discover what William Blair Growth I Fund (BGFIX) manager is buying

Apr 29, 2016
Microsoft Corporation [4.12%]
Dollar General Corporation Comm [3.96%]
Alphabet Inc. [3.8%]
Amazon.com, Inc. [3.73%]
Mastercard Incorporated Common [3.45%]
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Co [3.35%]
Facebook, Inc. [3.27%]
Union Pacific Corporation Commo [2.93%]
Intercontinental Exchange Inc. [2.74%]

Feb 28, 2016
Alphabet Inc. [4.03%]
Amazon.com, Inc. [3.81%]
Dollar General Corporation Comm [3.81%]
Mastercard Incorporated Common [3.27%]
Facebook, Inc. [3.15%]
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Co [3.05%]
Alphabet Inc. [2.97%]
Microsoft Corporation [2.95%]
Union Pacific Corporation Commo [2.81%]

Jan 30, 2016
Alphabet Inc. [4.15%]
Alphabet Inc. [4.12%]
Amazon.com, Inc. [3.89%]
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Co [3.5%]
Mastercard Incorporated Common [3.22%]
Dollar General Corporation Comm [3.21%]
Facebook, Inc. [3.18%]
Microsoft Corporation [3.08%]
Cerner Corporation [2.76%]
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