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Private Wealth Management at William Blair is designed according to each investor’s need for customized, integrated solutions and the firm’s commitment to client success. Learn more about Private Wealth Management
Delivering superior investment ideas, management access, trade execution, and underwriting to issuers and investors around the globe. Learn more about Institutional Sales and Trading
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The Annual and Semi-annual Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition of William Blair & Company, L.L.C., and its wholly owned subsidiary, William Blair International, Limited (collectively the "Company") are available below (as PDFs).
06/30/14: Semi-annual Statement
12/31/13: Annual Statement
06/30/13: Semi-annual Statement
12/31/12: Annual Statement
06/30/12: Semi-annual Statement
12/31/11: Annual Statement
Clients may also request a printed copy of the statements by calling 1-800-621-0687 ext.5001.
For the convenience of our clients, below we provide links to order execution data and routing information as required by the Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations.
NMS Rule 605 - Order Execution Information
William Blair & Company presents this order execution information pursuant to NMS Rule 605. Access our William Blair Rule 605 Data files.
The data that you will find by following the link above will provide you with an indication of the type of execution you will receive for stocks in which William Blair is a market maker. However, please be aware that the majority of the order flow executed by William Blair & Company is not covered by NMS Rule 605 due to special handling requests by customers. The execution results from this order flow will not appear in the data and may differ substantially from the results.
NMS Rule 606 - Order Routing Information
William Blair & Company presents this order routing information pursuant to NMS Rule 606. View William Blair Rule 606 Data (PDF).
William Blair takes into consideration many factors when determining where to route customers' orders. These include opportunities for price improvement, speed of execution, market depth and order size, cost of execution and the reputation of a particular venue. William Blair actively monitors the execution quality provided by the different market makers and exchanges, and routes orders to venues that have provided consistent, high-quality executions over time.
Allocation Procedures for Partial Redemptions or Calls of Securities
To the extent William Blair & Company, L.L.C. ("William Blair") holds on behalf of any customer account securities which, by their terms, may be called or redeemed prior to maturity ("callable securities") and a partial call or redemption involving such securities occurs, the following procedures will be followed. William Blair will administer the partial call or redemption via an impartial lottery system by which it will allocate among its customers the securities to be selected as called or redeemed. In the event the call or redemption is deemed to be on terms favorable to the applicable holder, as determined by William Blair, William Blair shall not allocate the securities to any account in which it or its associated persons have an interest until all other customers' positions in such securities have been satisfied. In the event the call or redemption is deemed to be on terms unfavorable to the applicable holder, as determined by William Blair, the accounts of customers and associated persons will participate in the impartial lottery on equal terms. Additional details concerning the lottery process are available upon request.
In accordance with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority conduct rule pertaining to investor education and protection, we are providing our clients with the following information:
- The FINRA Broker Check Hotline telephone number is 800-289-9999.
- The FINRA website address is finra.org.
For a copy of a brochure that includes important information concerning FINRA Broker Check, call the FINRA Broker Check Hotline or visit the FINRA website at finra.org.
FINRA Rule 4370 requires that members and member firms establish and maintain business continuity and contingency plans relating to an emergency or significant business disruption.
Click to view William Blair & Company's Business Continuity Plan Summary (PDF).
William Blair International Limited is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
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