William Blair & Company today unveiled the newest addition to its mutual fund family: the William Blair Global Small Cap Growth Fund.
The fund, to be managed by Andrew Flynn and Matthew Litfin, will use an active, high-conviction approach that bets on companies characterized by organic value creation, consistent earnings growth, and high returns on capital and assets, according to the firm. It will be benchmarked against the MSCI AC World Small Cap Index.
“The universe of high-quality small-cap companies provides a rapidly expanding opportunity set for alpha-seeking investors,” stated Michelle Seitz, head of William Blair Investment Management. “Furthermore, adding a geographically unconstrained approach enables managers to seek today’s most promising companies, regardless of where they are located.”