Emerging Markets Small Cap Growth Fund

As of 12/31/2021

Standardized Returns

  Month YTD 1 Yr. 3 Yrs. 5 Yrs. 10 Yrs.
Emerging Markets Small Cap Growth Fund 2.23% 15.51% 15.51% 22.69% 14.76% 12.33%
MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap Index (net) 4.21% 18.75% 18.75% 16.46% 11.47% 7.42%
Morningstar Diversified Emerging Mkts Category 2.08% 0.38% 0.38% 12.42% 10.00% 5.78%
Morningstar Quartile Ranking in Category----1111
Fund's Ranking / # of Funds in Peer Group----28 / 79128 / 72039 / 6151 / 342
Morningstar Rating------
Expense Ratio (Gross): 1.45%
Expense Ratio (Net): 1.30%

Calendar Year Total Returns

  2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Emerging Markets Small Cap Growth Fund 15.51% 32.60% 20.58% -23.31% 40.53% -5.11% -6.03% 14.73% 16.70% 34.62%
MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap Index (net) 18.75% 19.29% 11.50% -18.59% 33.84% 2.28% -6.85% 1.01% 1.04% 22.22%

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 Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Emerging Markets Small Cap Index (net) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market performance of emerging markets. This series approximates the minimum possible dividend reinvestment. The Index is unmanaged, does not incur fees or expenses, and cannot be invested in directly.

The Morningstar Diversified Emerging Markets Category represents the average annual composite performance of all mutual funds listed in the Diversified Emerging Markets Category by Morningstar.