Head of the U.S. Value Equity Team, Portfolio Manager
William Heaphy, CFA, is the head of the U.S. value equity team. He is also a portfolio manager for William Blair’s small- to mid-cap value equity strategies and a research analyst focusing on the real estate sector. He joined the firm in his current role in 2021. Before joining William Blair, Bill worked at ICM, where he was chief investment officer of the small- to mid-cap value equity teams and a member of the management committee. Before joining ICM in 1994 as part of the equity research department, Bill was an associate in the Baltimore law firm of Ober, Kaler, Grimes and Shriver, and a staff auditor with Price Waterhouse. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Bill received a B.S. from Lehigh University and a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law.
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TERMS Alpha is a measure of an investment’s return in excess of the market’s return, after both have been adjusted for risk.
Beta is a measure of the volatility of an investment relative to the overall market, represented by a comparable benchmark.
Half-life is a statistical measure of the time required for the discrepancy between price and value to contract by half of its starting value. Fundamental value estimates are based on the Dynamic Allocation Strategies team’s proprietary research.
P/E Ratio is a measure of valuation which compares share price to earnings per share, calculated using estimates for the next twelve months.
Standard deviation is a statistical measurement of variations from the average.
QUANTITATIVE MODELS – FACTOR DEFINITIONS The William Blair Earnings Trend Model captures information about short- and medium-term changes in analyst estimates in an attempt to anticipate future estimate changes and stock performance. The score combines measurements of earnings revisions, momentum, and earnings surprise.
The William Blair Valuation Model combines varying metrics used to characterize the relationship between the stock’s trading price and its intrinsic value. By going beyond using only one or two measures, the model attempts to build a more holistic version of a stock’s worth vis-a-vis the market. The score combines measurements of earnings/cash flow based, asset-based, and model-based factors.