Robert J. Duwa

Head of North America Distribution

About Mr. Duwa

Robert Duwa, CFA, partner, is head of North America distribution at William Blair Investment Management. He is also a member of Investment Management’s leadership team and the William Blair extended leadership group. Previously at William Blair, Bob was head of North America client service, a global equity portfolio specialist, and a senior client relationship manager.

Before joining William Blair in 2010, Bob was a senior consultant and practice leader with DeMarche Associates for 11 years. In this role, he was responsible for the strategic investment direction for institutional clients, and was president and founder of Discretionary Management Services, a registered investment advisor providing OCIO services. Before joining DeMarche, Bob worked in institutional investment management for Boatmen’s Trust Company. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago. Bob received a B.A. in finance from Loras College.


Loras College, B.A.

About William Blair

William Blair is a premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We provide advisory services, strategies, and solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs. As an independent and employee-owned firm, together with our strategic partners, we operate in more than 20 offices worldwide.*

*Includes strategic partnerships with Allier Capital, BDA Partners, and Poalim Capital Markets.