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    2017 emerging markets outlook

    2017 Emerging Markets Outlook

    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.

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    Adding Science to the Art of Active Management

    As the shift from active to passive investing in the discretionary equity space has continued to accelerate, it has become evident that traditional active asset management firms...

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    adding science to the art of active management

    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.

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    adding science to the art of active management

    Adding Science to the Art of Active Management

    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.

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    Antecedent Analysis: Navigating A Troop of Gorillas

    With the birth of the so-called “Greenspan Put,” the 800-pound gorilla of U.S. monetary policy unleashed itself on capital markets. Today, there is not just one 800-pound gorilla harassing capital markets; there is a troop of gorillas.

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    Client Focus: Women in Investment Management

    In investing and other arenas, women are trending higher—and their diverse voices, together, can improve decision-making and success.

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    compelling opportunities in off the run commodity markets

    Compelling Opportunities in Off-the-Run Commodity Markets

    Given the idiosyncratic nature of the highly volatile and less efficient “off-the-run” commodity markets, we believe compelling alpha opportunities and diversification benefits are available for investor portfolios.

  • currency management the case for value investing

    Currency Management: The Case for Value Investing

    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.

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    ESG Investing and Portfolio Integration

    Interest in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors is expanding at a rapid pace among institutional and retail investors around the world.

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    game theory primer for macro investors

    Game Theory Primer for Macro Investors

    Game theory provides a framework for making sense of geopolitical and macroeconomic developments that affect asset prices—and investors can leverage game theory to assess investment opportunities.

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    GICS Reclassification: Assessing the Impact on Emerging Market Investors

    The recent announcement by MSCI and S&P of a review of the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) will lead to a significant reduction of the IT weighting in the index.

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    global market outlook for 2017

    Global Market Outlook for 2017

    William Blair Economist Olga Bitel and Portfolio Manager Simon Fennell shared their perspectives on changes in the global marketplace.

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    Global Market Outlook for 2018: An End or a Beginning?

    2017 was a particularly strong year, with broad growth and low inflation creating an almost perfect environment for equity investors.

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    Global Market Update: Taking Stock After Brexit

    Portfolio managers Simon Fennell and Casey Preyss provide a mid-year follow-up to our Global Market Outlook. Learn how we got where we are in 2016 and what we can expect for the remainder of the year.

  • Senior Client Relationship Manager

    Gordon Strachan, ASIP

    Gordon Strachan is a senior client relationship manager with responsibility for institutional pan‐European clients.

    Tel: +44 20 7297 4729

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    Holding Active Management to a Higher Standard

    Data points cannot come close to telling the full story of William Blair’s approach to active management; our story is one defined by our constant evolution.

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    Investing for Impact: Our Take

    Investing for Impact: Our Take

    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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    Investment Implications of the U.S. Elections

    In this commentary, we use game theory to scrutinize the strategic interactions of the parties involved in the upcoming U.S. elections and analyze the investment implications of a win by either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.

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    investment outlook for the automotive industry

    Investment Outlook for the Automotive Industry

    We believe that today’s automotive industry—more than at any other time in its history—presents ample opportunities for active managers to uncover value for their investors.

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    Our Journey to a Sustainable Future

    Our Journey to a Sustainable Future

    As investors and advisors who focus on our clients’ long-term success, sustainability is central to how we assess the risks and opportunities facing our clients.

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    recent macro trends should persist in 2017

    Recent Macro Trends Should Persist in 2017

    Portfolio Manager Ken McAtamney expects a number of recent macroeconomic and market trends to persist in 2017, including a modestly positive uptrend in inflation and a continuation of equity-market leadership.

  • Institutional Marketing and Client Service - Europe

    Reto Baruffol

    Reto Baruffol has been responsible for William Blair’s European institutional marketing and client service since 2007.

    Tel: +41 44 287 9020

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    taking stock after brexit

    Taking Stock After Brexit

    While global equity markets have rebounded after the Brexit vote, the medium- to long-term political and economic trajectory is uncertain, with many potential twists and turns.

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    the case for macro

    The Case for Macro

    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.

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    Three Investible Themes in China A-Shares

    The China A-Share market presents a compelling opportunity for quality growth managers, thanks in part to its growing new economy.

  • Head of European Institutional Distribution

    Tom Ross

    Tom Ross is head of European institutional distribution for William Blair.

    Tel: +44 20 7297 4706

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    Two Investable Themes in China

    The China A-Share market presents a compelling opportunity for quality growth managers, with note two investible themes: a growing middle class and healthcare spending growth.

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    us election cycle ends with a bang

    U.S. Election Cycle Ends With a Bang

    With an early morning concession call to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton brought to a close an election cycle unlike any in recent memory.

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    what happens when fed trade ends

    What Happens When FedTrade Ends?

    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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    why china why now

    Why China, Why Now?

    The domestic Chinese equity markets are some of the largest and most liquid in the world, and they offer unique investment opportunities—yet they have been largely neglected by institutional investors.

  • William Blair Investment Management Services

    William Blair has extensive experience constructing portfolios that have the potential to deliver compelling long-term performance and are characterised by high active share and strong downside protection.

  • William Blair Investment Management Strategies

    Dynamic Diversified Allocation, Emerging Markets Growth, Emerging Markets Leaders, Emerging Markets Small Cap Growth, Global Leaders, US All Cap Growth, US Small-Mid Cap Growth...

Head Office
150 North Riverside Plaza
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

  • 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.

  • Our Journey to a Sustainable Future

    Our Journey to a Sustainable Future

    White papersThu, 4 Apr 2019

    As investors and advisors who focus on our clients’ long-term success, sustainability is central to how we assess the risks and opportunities facing our clients.

  • two investable themes in china

    Two Investable Themes in China

    White papersFri, 1 Feb 2019

    The China A-Share market presents a compelling opportunity for quality growth managers, with note two investible themes: a growing middle class and healthcare spending growth.

  • william blair navigating a troop of gorillas

    Antecedent Analysis: Navigating A Troop of Gorillas

    White papersWed, 19 Dec 2018

    With the birth of the so-called “Greenspan Put,” the 800-pound gorilla of U.S. monetary policy unleashed itself on capital markets. Today, there is not just one 800-pound gorilla harassing capital markets; there is a troop of gorillas.

  • three investible themes in china a shares

    Three Investible Themes in China A-Shares

    White papersMon, 29 Oct 2018

    The China A-Share market presents a compelling opportunity for quality growth managers, thanks in part to its growing new economy. 

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