Growth Fund

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As of 12/31/2021

Standardized Returns

  Month YTD 1 Yr. 3 Yrs. 5 Yrs. 10 Yrs.
Growth Fund 0.98% 22.09% 22.09% 29.88% 23.42% 17.39%
Russell 3000® Growth Index 2.02% 25.85% 25.85% 33.21% 24.56% 19.39%
S&P 500 Index 4.48% 28.71% 28.71% 26.07% 18.47% 16.55%
Morningstar Large Growth Category 1.14% 20.45% 20.45% 29.54% 22.39% 17.65%
Morningstar Quartile Ranking in Category----3223
Fund's Ranking / # of Funds in Peer Group----609 / 1237562 / 1116412 / 1012474 / 768
Morningstar Rating------
Expense Ratio (Gross): 1.26%
Expense Ratio (Net): 1.20%

Calendar Year Total Returns

  2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Growth Fund 22.09% 35.97% 31.97% 5.10% 24.35% -0.98% 5.31% 6.59% 35.00% 15.67%
Russell 3000® Growth Index 25.85% 38.26% 35.85% -2.12% 29.59% 7.39% 5.09% 12.44% 34.23% 15.21%

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 3000® Growth Index consists of large, medium and small-capitalization companies with above average price-to-book ratios and forecasted growth rates. The stocks in this index are also members of either the Russell 1000® Growth or the Russell 2000® Growth indices. The size of companies in the Russell 3000® Growth Index may change with market conditions. The Index is unmanaged, does not incur fees or expenses, and cannot be invested in directly.

The S&P 500 Index indicates broad larger capitalization equity market performance. The Index is unmanaged, does not incur fees or expenses, and cannot be invested in directly.


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