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William Blair Emerging Markets Small Cap Growth Strategy

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Inefficient Markets Provide Alpha Opportunities

Under-owned segments of emerging markets, such as frontier and small-cap equities and China A-Shares, provide global investors with opportunities to pursue alpha.

KEY FEATURES AND POTENTIAL BENEFITS

Small-Cap Exposure

Emerging markets small cap portfolio of 120-175 stocks diversified across region, industry, and corporate lifecycle.

Uncovering Growth Opportunities

Dedicated small-cap analysts seek to identify undiscovered small-cap companies with strong management teams and unique capabilities.

Disciplined Investment Approach

Combines deep fundamental research with systematic inputs to consistently identify alpha opportunities.

EMERGING MARKET SMALL CAPS: NEARLY ONE THIRD OF GLOBAL SMALL-CAP UNIVERSE

Emerging Markets 28% World ex-US 42% United States 29%
  • Emerging Markets 28%
  • World ex-US 42%
  • United States 29%

KEY TAKEAWAY

Emerging market stocks make up approximately one third of our global small-cap universe but represent a much smaller percentage of the typical investor’s portfolio.

Source: FactSet, MSCI ACWI Small Cap and William Blair Eligibility List as of 12/31/2020.
DEEP-ROOTED EMERGING MARKETS EXPERIENCE

Consistent Philosophy, Process

William Blair has over 20 years of experience investing in emerging markets with the same philosophy and process.

Long Experience in China

We have been investing in China since 1996 and in China A-Shares since 2013.

Significant AUM

We manage $19.78 billion in emerging market securities across all strategies, $14.86 billion in dedicated emerging market strategies, and $4.99 billion in Chinese equities (including $1.57 billion in China A-Shares) across all strategies as of September 30, 2021.

Emerging markets make up a disproportionate percentage of our quality growth universe: 46%

As of September 30, 2021

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