Small-Mid Cap Growth Fund

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As of 10/31/2021

Standardized Returns

  Month YTD 1 Yr. 3 Yrs. 5 Yrs. 10 Yrs.
Small-Mid Cap Growth Fund 6.23% 13.32% 36.87% 20.83% 21.19% 16.48%
Russell 2500™ Growth Index 5.13% 10.21% 37.12% 23.10% 20.68% 16.11%
Morningstar Mid-Cap Growth Category 6.60% 16.95% 41.84% 25.22% 21.26% 15.74%
Morningstar Quartile Ranking in Category----3422
Fund's Ranking / # of Funds in Peer Group----386 / 585443 / 550262 / 495145 / 384
Morningstar Rating------
Expense Ratio (Gross): 1.45%
Expense Ratio (Net): 1.35%

Calendar Year Total Returns

  2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Small-Mid Cap Growth Fund 32.04% 30.41% -2.29% 28.57% 6.45% 4.47% 8.33% 41.49% 12.20% -0.27%
Russell 2500™ Growth Index 40.47% 32.65% -7.47% 24.46% 9.73% -0.19% 7.05% 40.65% 16.13% -1.57%


The Fund’s Adviser has contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to limit fund operating expenses until 4/30/22.

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Performance cited represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results and current performance may be lower or higher than the data quoted. Returns shown assume reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Investment returns and principal will fluctuate with market and economic conditions and you may have a gain or loss when you sell shares. For the most current month-end performance information, please call +1 800 742 7272, or visit our Web site at www.williamblairfunds.com. Class N shares are available to the general public without a sales load. Class I and Class R6 shares are available only to investors who meet certain eligibility requirements.

The Russell 2500™ Index measures the performance of those Russell 2,500 companies with above average price-to-book ratios and forecasted growth rates. The Index is unmanaged, does not incur fees or expenses, and cannot be invested in directly.


The Morningstar Mid-Cap Growth Category represents the average annual composite performance of all mutual funds listed in the Mid-Cap Growth Category by Morningstar.