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U.S. News evaluated 297 World Stock Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.
The fund has returned 19.38 percent over the past year, 11.05 percent over the past three years, and 15.84 percent over the past five years.
|Trailing Returns||Updated 10.31.2013|
|Year to date||15.5%|
|3 Years (Annualized)||11.0%|
|5 Years (Annualized)||15.8%|
|10 Years (Annualized)||N/A|
The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its total assets 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 companies of all sizes worldwide, that the advisor believes have above-average growth, profitability and quality characteristics. Its investments are normally allocated among at least six different countries and no more than 65% of the fund's equity holdings may be invested in securities of issuers in any one country at any given time.
Fees are Above Average compared to funds in the same category.
William Blair Global Leaders Fund has an expense ratio of 1.50 percent.
Risk is Below Average compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.