William Blair Investment Management

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William Blair

Adding Science to the Art of Active Management

Most investors understand that equities and bonds have a fundamental value – an anchor or a centre of gravity to which price should typically converge over the intermediate- to long-term. Prices will often fluctuate on either side of that fundamental value based on various influences, but they always have a tendency to revert to it. However, many investors remain skeptical that currencies have a fundamental value.

I beg to differ. The real exchange rate – the amount of goods one can buy with one currency versus another – ultimately gravitates to a fundamental value as well.

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150 North Riverside Plaza
United States
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What’s new

  • Our Analysts Talk Quality

    Our Analysts Talk Quality

    White papersThu, 7 Nov 2019

    Focusing on both offensive and defensive quality helps our analysts identify durable businesses in the pursuit of better portfolio outcomes.

  • Trending: Slowbalization, Big Tech, Political Pendulums

    Trending: Slowbalization, Big Tech, Political Pendulums

    White papersThu, 17 Oct 2019

    Patrick Foulis, business affairs editor for The Economist, discusses the top global economic trends to watch and gives us a glimpse into the inner workings of the 176-year-old publication. See how the sausage gets made, including the importance of hiring intellectual rebels and writing good puns. 

  • Assessing Markets Where We Can Go On Offense

    Assessing Markets Where We Can Go On Offense

    White papersWed, 2 Oct 2019

    Global equities and bond yields are trending lower, and we maintain a relatively low-risk profile. But we’re always assessing where we can go on the offensive, and in this post we walk through our thinking on some of these opportunities.

  • Bullish on Tech—Especially Outside the Tech Sector

    Bullish on Tech—Especially Outside the Tech Sector

    White papersTue, 10 Sep 2019

    When thinking about technology, asset managers and asset owners have similar concerns and opportunities—both when investing in it and applying it. We must understand that technology is less about technology stocks and more about the way disruption affects corporate performance. And we must address the implications of technology for our businesses. 

  • Investing for Impact: Our Take

    Investing for Impact: Our Take

    White papersMon, 13 May 2019

    In early 2019, Stephanie Braming, CFA, partner, global head of William Blair Investment Management, participated in The Economist’s Investing for Impact conference in New York City. We later sat down with her to discuss sustainability, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors, and the changing demands of the industry.

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