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Performance cited represents past performance. Past performance, before and after taxes, does not guarantee future results and current performance may be lower or higher than the data quoted. Returns shown are average annual total returns, which 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. Class N shares are available to the general public without a sales load. Class I shares are available only to investors who meet certain eligibility requirements.
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William Blair Family of Funds After-Tax Returns - Class N   (For the Period ending 12/31/2016)


U.S. Equity

1 Yr.

5 Yrs.

10 Yrs.

Life of Fund*
Inception
Date
Gross Expense
Ratio
Capped Expense
Ratio*
Growth 3/20/46 1.19% --
Return Before Taxes: -0.98% 11.66% 6.65% --
After Taxes on Distributions: -- -- -- --
After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares: -- -- -- --
Large Cap Growth 12/27/99 1.28% 1.05%
Return Before Taxes: 1.97% 14.44% 6.98% --
After Taxes on Distributions: -- -- -- --
After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares: -- -- -- --
Mid Cap Growth 2/1/06 1.43% 1.30%
Return Before Taxes: 0.23% 8.97% 7.02% --
After Taxes on Distributions: -- -- -- --
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Mid Cap Value 5/3/10 4.14% 1.30%
Return Before Taxes: 14.49% 13.14% -- 10.96%
After Taxes on Distributions: -- -- -- --
After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares: -- -- -- --
Small-Mid Cap Growth 12/29/03 1.42% 1.35%
Return Before Taxes: 6.45% 13.85% 8.94% --
After Taxes on Distributions: -- -- -- --
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Small-Mid Cap Value 12/15/11 3.93% 1.35%
Return Before Taxes: 20.69% 13.30% -- 14.16%
After Taxes on Distributions: -- -- -- --
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Small Cap Growth 12/27/99 1.59% 1.50%
Return Before Taxes: 18.89% 16.04% 6.45% --
After Taxes on Distributions: -- -- -- --
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Small Cap Value 12/23/96 1.54% 1.50%
Return Before Taxes: 26.19% 14.19% 7.66% --
After Taxes on Distributions: -- -- -- --
After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares: -- -- -- --

Global/International Equity

1 Yr.

5 Yrs.

10 Yrs.

Life of Fund*
Inception
Date
Gross Expense
Ratio
Capped Expense
Ratio*
Global Leaders 10/15/07 1.61% 1.40%
Return Before Taxes: 0.62% 8.68% -- 2.34%
After Taxes on Distributions: -- -- -- --
After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares: -- -- -- --
International Leaders 8/16/12 1.56% 1.35%
Return Before Taxes: 0.88% -- -- 6.86%
After Taxes on Distributions: -- -- -- --
After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares: -- -- -- --
International Equity 5/24/04 1.60% 1.30%
Return Before Taxes: -0.27% 6.63% 0.64% --
After Taxes on Distributions: -- -- -- --
After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares: -- -- -- --
International Growth 10/1/92 1.42% --
Return Before Taxes: -2.88% 6.58% 1.24% --
After Taxes on Distributions: -- -- -- --
After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares: -- -- -- --
International Small Cap Growth 11/1/05 1.62% --
Return Before Taxes: -4.60% 7.79% 3.25% --
After Taxes on Distributions: -- -- -- --
After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares: -- -- -- --
Emerging Markets Leaders 5/3/10 1.89% 1.65%
Return Before Taxes: 1.42% 1.13% -- 0.12%
After Taxes on Distributions: -- -- -- --
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Emerging Markets Growth 6/6/05 1.65% --
Return Before Taxes: 1.49% 1.69% 0.18% --
After Taxes on Distributions: -- -- -- --
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Emerging Markets Small Cap Growth 10/24/11 1.94% 1.65%
Return Before Taxes: -5.33% 9.64% -- 8.70%
After Taxes on Distributions: -- -- -- --
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Fixed Income

1 Yr.

5 Yrs.

10 Yrs.

Life of Fund*
Inception
Date
Gross Expense
Ratio
Capped Expense
Ratio*
Bond 5/1/07 0.79% 0.65%
Return Before Taxes: 4.40% 3.18% -- 4.86%
After Taxes on Distributions: -- -- -- --
After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares: -- -- -- --
Income 10/1/90 0.81% --
Return Before Taxes: 2.44% 2.03% 2.94% --
After Taxes on Distributions: -- -- -- --
After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares: -- -- -- --
Low Duration 12/1/09 0.77% 0.70%
Return Before Taxes: 1.16% 0.90% -- 1.06%
After Taxes on Distributions: -- -- -- --
After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares: -- -- -- --

Multi-Asset/Alternatives

1 Yr.

5 Yrs.

10 Yrs.

Life of Fund*
Inception
Date
Gross Expense
Ratio
Capped Expense
Ratio*
Macro Allocation 11/29/11 1.56% 1.35%
Return Before Taxes: 2.01% 4.85% -- 5.30%
After Taxes on Distributions: -- -- -- --
After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares: -- -- -- --