William Blair Small Cap Value Fund

Class Inst (BVDIX)
Scorecard
3 / 5 Stars
Lipper
3 3 3 2 2
Zacks Investment Research
5 (Strong Sell)
Standard & Poor's
3 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
C (Hold)

U.S. News evaluated 119 Small Value Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.

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Performance

The fund has returned 24.19 percent over the past year, 12.40 percent over the past three years, 23.92 percent over the past five years, and 8.36 percent over the past decade.

Trailing Returns Updated 03.31.2014
Year to date 1.2%
1 Year 24.2%
3 Years (Annualized) 12.4%
5 Years (Annualized) 23.9%
10 Years (Annualized) 8.4%

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Summary

The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its total assets in equity securities of small capitalized ("small cap") companies. It invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities, including common stocks and other forms of equity investments, of small cap domestic companies that the advisor believes offer a long- term investment value. For purposes of the fund, the advisor considers a company to be a small cap company if it has a market capitalization no larger than the largest capitalized company included in the Russell 2000® Value Index at the time of the fund's investment.

Fees

Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
William Blair Small Cap Value Fund has an expense ratio of 1.24 percent.

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Risk

Risk is Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.

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