Short-Term Bond Fund

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As of 10/31/2021

Standardized Returns

  Month YTD 1 Yr. 3 Yrs. 5 Yrs. 10 Yrs.
Short-Term Bond Fund -0.38% -1.33% -1.14% 3.04% 1.73% 2.00%
Bloomberg Barclays Intermediate Govt./Credit Index -0.56% -1.43% -0.74% 4.48% 2.57% 2.44%
Morningstar Short-Term Bond Category -0.31% 0.20% 1.25% 3.31% 2.33% 1.99%
Morningstar Quartile Ranking in Category----4342
Fund's Ranking / # of Funds in Peer Group----601 / 612302 / 549375 / 482127 / 316
Morningstar Rating------
Expense Ratio (Gross): 0.93%
Expense Ratio (Net): 0.45%

Calendar Year Total Returns

  2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Short-Term Bond Fund 4.34% 5.92% -0.86% 1.46% 2.44% 0.39% 3.06% -1.61% 6.00% 5.21%
Bloomberg Barclays Intermediate Govt./Credit Index 6.43% 6.80% 0.88% 2.14% 2.08% 1.07% 3.13% -0.86% 3.89% 5.80%

The Fund's Adviser has contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to limit fund operating expenses until 4/30/23.

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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 Bloomberg Barclays Government/Credit Index indicates broad intermediate government/corporate bond market performance. The Index is unmanaged, does not incur fees or expenses, and cannot be invested in directly.

The Morningstar Short-Term Bond Category represents the average annual composite performance of all mutual funds listed in the Short-Term Bond Category by Morningstar.


On November 10, 2021, Income Fund's name changed to Short-Term Bond Fund.