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William Blair Small Cap Value I (BVDIX) Fund Ranking and Research

Ranking, Research and Recommendation of William Blair Small Cap Value I (BVDIX) Fund

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Graph of William Blair Small Cap Value I Fund (BVDIX) ManagerFund Manager - Chad M. Kilmer

Fund Manager Information

Fund Manager Tenure: 13.5 years
Fund Family: William Blair
Fund Category: Small Blend
Fund Performance: May 30, 2016
Fundmojo Fund Grade: A (Score: 0.7)     (What does this score mean?)
Chad M. Kilmer, a Principal and Portfolio Manager with William Blair & Company, L.L.C. He joined the firm in 2006. Prior to joining William Blair, he was employed by US Bancorp Asset Management from 2004 to 2006 in various capacities, including small cap value equity portfolio management and buy-side research. Previously, he was an investment analyst at Gabelli Woodland Partners, a subsidiary of Gabelli Asset Management. He has the Charted Financial Analyst designation. Education: B.S.B., University of Minnesota; M.B.A., Yale University School of Management.  Get more insights on Chad M. Kilmer

 

Graph of William Blair Small Cap Value I Fund (BVDIX) ProfileWilliam Blair Small Cap Value I Fund (BVDIX) Profile

Fund Profile and Description

William Blair Small Cap Value I Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. William Blair Small Cap Value I Fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities of small companies that offer a long-term investment value. Under normal market conditions, it invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in equity securities of small capitalized companies. William Blair Small Cap Value I Fund may also purchase stocks of companies with business characteristics and value prospects similar to small cap companies, but that may have a market capitalization above the market capitalization of the largest member of the Russell 2000® Value Index.

 

William Blair Small Cap Value I (BVDIX) Fund Strength What we like about William Blair Small Cap Value I (BVDIX) Fund

Data for William Blair Small Cap Value I Fund (BVDIX) as of May 30, 2016

  • William Blair Small Cap Value I Fund (BVDIX) management has been with William Blair Small Cap Value I Fund for 13.5 years
  • William Blair Small Cap Value I Fund (BVDIX) has good short-term performance (1-year return 0.78% vs -5.18% Small Blend category median performance)
  • William Blair Small Cap Value I Fund (BVDIX) has good mid-term performance (3-year return 7.49% vs 6.96% Small Blend category median performance)
  • William Blair Small Cap Value I Fund (BVDIX) has good Long-term performance (5-year return 8.02% vs 7.84% Small Blend category median performance)
  • William Blair Small Cap Value I Fund (BVDIX) ratio of up-years vs down years is greater than 2
  • Asset base in William Blair Small Cap Value I Fund (BVDIX) has been consistently increasing at a reasonable pace in the last 2 months. It shows investor confidence and market support
  • William Blair Small Cap Value I Fund (BVDIX) has an annual stock turnover rate of 30.00% vs Small Blend average of 52.13%. It is good that William Blair Small Cap Value I management does not trade extensively for its return.
  • William Blair Small Cap Value I Fund (BVDIX) is less volatile than its peers as it has a 3-year Standard Deviation of 14.48, lower than category average of 14.58
  • William Blair Small Cap Value I Fund (BVDIX) is a true no-load fund as it has no load and no 12b1 promotion, distributions, marketing expenses

William Blair Small Cap Value I Fund (BVDIX) Weakness What we are cautious about William Blair Small Cap Value I (BVDIX) Fund

Data for William Blair Small Cap Value I Fund (BVDIX) as of May 30, 2016

  • William Blair Small Cap Value I Fund (BVDIX) has a Morningstar rating of 3 and below
  • William Blair Small Cap Value I Fund (BVDIX) has a higher expense ratio of 1.24% than its Small Blend average of 1.22%
See William Blair Small Cap Value I Fund (BVDIX) performance details as of May 30, 2016

 

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ETFYear to DateOne YearThree Year
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Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 ETF (VIOO)000
WisdomTree SmallCap Earnings ETF (EES)000

 

Graph of William Blair Small Cap Value I Fund (BVDIX) Net Asset TrackingWilliam Blair Small Cap Value I (BVDIX) Fund Net Asset

Track net asset change of William Blair Small Cap Value I fund (BVDIX)

DateNet Asset
05/2016$594.10M
03/2016$587.08M
02/2016$547.56M
More historic net asset information on William Blair Small Cap Value I Fund (BVDIX)

  

Graph of William Blair Small Cap Value I Fund (BVDIX) Portfolio TrackingWilliam Blair Small Cap Value I (BVDIX) Fund Portfolio Allocation

Track portfolio allocation change of William Blair Small Cap Value I fund (BVDIX)

DateCashStockBondOther
04/20163.15%96.85%0%0%
02/20162.41%97.59%0%0%
01/20162.23%97.77%0%0%
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graph of William Blair Small Cap Value I Fund (BVDIX) Top 10 Position TrackingTop 10 Holdings in William Blair Small Cap Value I (BVDIX) Fund

Discover what William Blair Small Cap Value I Fund (BVDIX) manager is buying

Apr 29, 2016
Acxiom Corporation [1.96%]
G&K Services, Inc. [1.63%]
CNO Financial Group, Inc. Commo [1.42%]
Toro Company (The) Common Stock [1.41%]
Western Alliance Bancorporation [1.4%]
American Campus Communities Inc [1.38%]
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. Co [1.37%]
IBERIABANK Corporation [1.36%]
Education Realty Trust, Inc. Co [1.35%]
Southwest Gas Corporation Commo [1.35%]

Feb 28, 2016
Acxiom Corporation [2.05%]
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. [1.71%]
G&K Services, Inc. [1.69%]
j2 Global, Inc. [1.49%]
Education Realty Trust, Inc. Co [1.49%]
CNO Financial Group, Inc. Commo [1.49%]
American Campus Communities Inc [1.49%]
Belden Inc Common Stock [1.48%]
Hanover Insurance Group Inc [1.44%]
Toro Company (The) Common Stock [1.44%]

Jan 30, 2016
Acxiom Corporation [1.87%]
G&K Services, Inc. [1.66%]
Acadia Realty Trust Common Stoc [1.61%]
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. [1.57%]
CNO Financial Group, Inc. Commo [1.5%]
j2 Global, Inc. [1.49%]
Education Realty Trust, Inc. Co [1.49%]
American Campus Communities Inc [1.46%]
Inphi Corporation Common Stock [1.43%]
Hanover Insurance Group Inc [1.43%]
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