William Blair SICAV Emerging Market Leaders I USD

Ranked 78 out of 296 in - Global Emerging Markets over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Todd McClone

Todd McClone joined William Blair & Company in 2000 as part of the international growth team. He is the lead portfolio manager for the William Blair Emerging Markets Leaders and Emerging Markets Small Cap Growth strategies and is a portfolio manager for the Emerging Markets strategy. Previously, he was a senior research analyst specialising in international equity for Strong Capital Management and a corporate finance research analyst at Piper Jaffrey. Outside of work Todd is a keen skier.

Jack Murphy

Jack Murphy is a Portfolio Manager for the International Developed Plus strategy and is the Director of Research for the Global Equity team at William Blair. Jack was previously a Research Analyst covering mid-large cap non-U.S. Consumer stocks. He joined the firm in 2005 as a Research Analyst within William Blair’s sell-side research department focusing on e-commerce and hardline retailers. Previously, Jack worked at Credit Suisse First Boston for nearly six years as an equity research analyst, covering a broad range of retail companies. Before CSFB, he worked as an equity research analyst at Lehman Brothers and as an equity research associate at Salomon Brothers. Prior to sell-side research, he worked as a financial analyst for General Electric Capital, having graduated from GE’s Financial Management Program. Education: B.A., Economics, magna cum laude, Villanova University.


The Emerging Leaders Growth Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation measured in US$. Under normal market conditions, the Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in emerging markets securities. The Fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities, including common stocks and other forms of equity investments (e.g., securities convertible into common stocks) issued by large capitalized and medium capitalized emerging market companies, that the Investment Manager believes have above-average growth, profitability and quality characteristics.

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Global Emerging Markets over : 31/05/2018 - 31/05/2019

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2019 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2019 11.2%
2018 -12.7% -3.1% -1.7% -3.7% -4.8%
2017 29.4% 10.4% 3.6% 7.2% 5.6%
2016 21.5% 3.7% 10.9% 9.7% -3.6%
2015 -9.4% 7.4% -7.0% -13.4% 4.6%
2014 8.5% -1.1% 3.4% 3.2% 2.8%
2013 -2.7% 7.7% -8.2% -2.4% 0.8%
2012 15.0% 13.0% -6.4% 3.6% 4.9%
2011 -18.0% 5.3%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd DR 6.99%
Tencent Holdings Ltd ORD 6.07%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd DR 5.64%
Ping An Insurance Group Co of China Ltd ORD 2.80%
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd ORD 2.51%
Itau Unibanco Holding SA PFD 2.38%
Naspers Ltd ORD 2.28%
Kweichow Moutai Co Ltd ORD 2.18%
Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk PT ORD 2.12%
Credicorp Ltd ORD 2.07%

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Denmark
  4. Finland
  5. France
  6. Germany
  7. Ireland
  8. Italy
  9. Luxembourg
  10. Netherlands
  11. Norway
  12. Portugal
  13. Singapore
  14. Spain
  15. Sweden
  16. Switzerland
  17. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date01/04/2011
  • Share Class size127Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN LU0612811850

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1Mn
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.40%
  • Initial investment0.00%

Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).