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Our Expertise - William Blair

Our Expertise

OUR RESOURCES

Global Boutique with Experienced Professionals

We are a global asset manager with resources in New York, London, Zurich, Sydney, Stockholm, The Hague, and Singapore1 and dedicated coverage for Canada.

1William Blair International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore under a Capital Markets Services License to conduct fund management activities.

William Blair Investment Management at a Glance

ALL DATA AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

$61.7 billion

Total assets under management

321

Employees (1,551 firmwide)

52

Partners (189 firmwide)

108

Investment professionals

35

Portfolio managers

50

Dedicated investment management analysts

24 years

Average industry experience for portfolio managers

35

How many of 85 portfolio managers and analysts are partners

90%

Portfolio managers and anaysts who have earned advanced degrees or are CFA chartholders

OUR CLIENTS

Dedicated to Enduring Partnerships

We are committed to providing the highest quality service to the investment consultant community.

  • Consultants
  • Foundations and Endowments
  • Public Funds
  • Corporations
  • Healthcare
  • Taft-Hartley Funds
  • Financial Institutions
  • Financial Advisors

OUR CAPABILITIES

Committed to Active
Management

At William Blair, clients turn to us for an enhanced approach to active management. This approach helps us as we seek to deliver consistent, long-term alpha.

Our Strategies

Our investment teams are solely focused on active management and employ disciplined, analytical research processes across a wide range of strategies.

View All Our Strategies

OUR RECOGNITION

A Best Place to Work

William Blair Investment Management has been named a 2019 Best Place to Work in Money Management by Pensions & Investments magazine. This is the seventh time William Blair has been honored since P&I began compiling the list in 2012 to recognize the best employers in the money management industry.

GOOD CITIZENSHIP

Committed to Inclusion,
Diversity, and Social
Responsibility

William Blair’s values incorporate founder William Blair’s vision of sound financial advice, community engagement, and citizenship. We are committed to being a long-term partner to the communities in which we live and work.
Inclusion & Diversity

Creating a workplace culture where our colleagues feel confident to be themselves and know that their voices and perspectives will be heard and valued is without question the right thing to do.

Community Partners

Through our “community partners” program, we have supported college preparation and graduation initiatives, established mentoring relationships, provided new computer labs for after-school and summer programs, supported arts education in public schools, and brought nutritious food to school children and their families.

Charitable Support

William Blair and its foundation provide financial support to hundreds of charities through grants, sponsorships, and an employee matching-gifts program. Our employees also contribute to their communities through their time and leadership, and to support their engagement, we offer paid time off to volunteer.

OUR COMMITMENT TO MIFID II

Actively Transparent:
MiFID II

In response to the European MiFID II Directive, William Blair Investment Management plans to absorb external research costs for clients globally, not just those subject to MiFID II’s research rules. We plan to implement the same treatment for all of our clients as soon as we are able to pay hard dollars for external research across our investment strategies.

Download PDF: Our Client Letter

Create an
Enduring Partnership

Our active ownership culture creates long-term client relationships by aligning with your interests and helping you achieve successful investment outcomes. Contact us to learn how we can partner with you.

CONTACT:


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