William Blair Small Cap Growth Strategy
Focus on Exploiting Stock Price Inefficiencies
Small cap stocks can be underappreciated by investors due to a short-term focus, lack of understanding, and/or lack of information, which create opportunities to add alpha.
Quality Growth Companies
The investment team seeks to invest in small-cap companies that can sustain a higher level of growth for a longer period of time than the market expects.
The strategy’s focus on the long term helps the investment team exploit inefficiencies derived from the short-term focus of other investors.
Differentiated Approach to Small Cap Growth Investing
Employs a differentiated approach to small cap investing, given the team’s focus on investing in quality growth companies at attractive valuations and emphasis on uncovering companies with growth opportunities that other investors do not fully appreciate.
SEEKING TO EXPLOIT MARKET INEFFICIENCIES
Traditional Quality Growth
Companies whose growth is faster and/or more durable than the market appreciates due to most investors’ shorter-term focus
Fallen Quality Growth
Companies exhibiting non-linear growth or facing a short-term issue that causes investors who have less extensive knowledge of the company to overreact
Undiscovered Quality Growth
Companies that remain undiscovered because of minimal analyst coverage or low institutional ownership
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