William Blair Investment Management

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William Blair is committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. We work closely with private and public pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations, and sovereign wealth funds, as well as financial advisors. We are 100% active-employee-owned with broad-based ownership. Our investment teams are solely focused on active management and employ disciplined, analytical research processes across a wide range of strategies, including U.S. equity, non-U.S. equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and alternatives. William Blair is based in Chicago with an investment management office in London and service offices in Zurich and Sydney.

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White Papers / Research from William Blair Investment Management

  • Currency Management: The Case for Value Investing download

    William Blair’s Dynamic Allocation Strategies team explains how it has made significant use of dynamic currency management in the pursuit of its investment performance objectives. 

  • The Case for Macro download

    Macro investors adopt a top-down view of the world in which they analyze broad trends to allocate risk across asset classes, geographies, sectors, and currencies—resulting in a liquid strategy that aims to deliver strong risk-adjusted returns without having to rely on rising equity or bond markets.

  • Adding Science to the Art of Active Management download

    Traditional active asset management firms—long-only, fundamentally-driven stock-pickers—are facing a crisis of relevance as the shift from active to passive picks up. 

  • 2017 Emerging Markets Outlook download

    On balance, our outlook for emerging markets in 2017 is optimistic, and we are off to a good start, with emerging markets outperforming developed markets in 2017.

  • What Happens When FedTrade Ends? download

    While most Fed watchers are focused on the federal funds rate, a more interesting topic may be the so-called FedTrade, which is keeping certain agency mortgage-backed securities’ risk spreads at artificially low levels.

View more White Papers / Research from William Blair Investment Management

Analysis from IPE

  • PureGroup: Sensitivity of selected funds to macro factors

    Data shows the sensitivity of the five largest US small and mid-cap equity funds and the five largest European small and mid-cap equity funds to changes in macroeconomic factors

  • Small & Mid-Cap Equities: Smaller companies in a changing world

    Daniel Ben-Ami looks at how smaller companies are adapting to the economic and political landscape 

  • An artisan with solutions

    Where one still finds asset managers attached to banks, the former tend to be junior partners. Not so at William Blair, whose founder always had an ambition both to finance and invest in small growth companies from day one in 1935.

  • US Equities: Catching the technology wave

    Joseph Mariathasan discusses where US technology companies sit in relation to a once-in-a-generation paradigm shift: the move from desktop to mobile and the cloud

  • Global Equities: One world

    The convergence of emerging and developed markets argues for integrated global portfolios. But Joseph Mariathasan finds that investors taking this approach could miss out on the best opportunities

View more Analysis from IPE

Head Office
222 West Adams Street
Chicago
Illinois
60606
United States
Contact
Tom Ross Tel. +44 20 7297 4706
Company website:
http://sicav.williamblair.com
Year Founded:
1935

What’s new

  • currency management the case for value investing

    Currency Management: The Case for Value Investing

    White papersWed, 20 Sep 2017

    William Blair’s Dynamic Allocation Strategies team explains how it has made significant use of dynamic currency management in the pursuit of its investment performance objectives. 

  • the case for macro

    The Case for Macro

    White papersThu, 13 Jul 2017

    Macro investors adopt a top-down view of the world in which they analyze broad trends to allocate risk across asset classes, geographies, sectors, and currencies—resulting in a liquid strategy that aims to deliver strong risk-adjusted returns without having to rely on rising equity or bond markets.

  • adding science to the art of active management

    Adding Science to the Art of Active Management

    White papersWed, 12 Jul 2017

    Traditional active asset management firms—long-only, fundamentally-driven stock-pickers—are facing a crisis of relevance as the shift from active to passive picks up. 

  • 2017 emerging markets outlook

    2017 Emerging Markets Outlook

    White papersFri, 10 Mar 2017

    On balance, our outlook for emerging markets in 2017 is optimistic, and we are off to a good start, with emerging markets outperforming developed markets in 2017.

  • what happens when fed trade ends

    What Happens When FedTrade Ends?

    White papersWed, 22 Feb 2017

    While most Fed watchers are focused on the federal funds rate, a more interesting topic may be the so-called FedTrade, which is keeping certain agency mortgage-backed securities’ risk spreads at artificially low levels.

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