Experienced Professionals

A whole that is truly greater than the sum of its parts.

Current ProfessionalsAcross the firm’s comprehensive investment services, we deliver solutions that are formed through collaboration and a global perspective. Find out where your skills and career objectives align within our diverse business model.

Investment Banking
Our investment bankers provides trusted, objective advice and outstanding execution for companies around the world. Our advisory practice includes mergers and acquisitions, public-private partnerships, fairness opinions, valuations, and strategic alternatives reviews. Our financing practice provides companies and other organizations access to funding through equity capital markets, corporate debt and private equity, public finance, and credit tenant leases.

Institutional Sales & Trading
Our debt and equity sales and trading departments offer superior investment ideas, trade execution, access to senior management, and underwriting to investors and issuers around the globe.

Institutional Asset Management
Our disciplined, research-driven approach to investment is designed to deliver sustainable results to institutional clients around the world. We are continually looking for talented professionals in the following areas: portfolio management, research, sales and client service, operations, finance, and fund accounting.

Research
Our sell-side equity research coverage comprises more than 600 primarily growth-oriented stocks in the following sectors: consumer; financial services and technology; global industrial infrastructure; global services; healthcare; and technology, media, and communications.

Private Wealth Management
Our private wealth management professionals provide customized portfolio management and comprehensive wealth planning for high-net-worth individuals, families, foundations, endowments, and businesses. Opportunities are available for financial advisors and wealth planners.

Support Departments
Our full suite of internal support departments provides strategic insight and outstanding execution to strengthen the firm’s business units.

  • Brand marketing and communications
  • Business information
  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • Legal and compliance
  • Mail center
  • Information technology
  • Operations
  • Telecommunications
  • Travel and meeting services
  • Workplace and real estate services

Our firm is consistently rated as one of the best places to work in the investment industry and Chicago. Pensions & Investments named William Blair to its "Best Places to Work in Money Management" list, the Chicago Tribune's "Top Workplaces 2015" survey ranked us as the 9th-best large company in the Chicago area and we were listed No. 13 in Vault’s"Banking Employer Rankings 2016." In addition to being recognized by Vault as No. 13 overall, William Blair is ranked within the top 10 in 23 categories, including client interaction, compensation, satisfaction, philanthropy, and diversity. Each year since 2011, William Blair has received the Silver Cradle Award for Employee Adoption Services Benefits.

Learn more about the awards our firm and professionals have received.

We invite you to review our current openings and submit your resume online. For general inquiries, please contact recruiting@williamblair.com.

We are committed to making William Blair one of the best places to work in the investment industry. In addition to highly competitive health, dental, and vision insurance, employees can take advantage of flexible-spending accounts, commuter benefits, wellness screenings, an in-building fitness center, adoption benefits, and other benefits. The firm also sponsors a 401(k) and profit-sharing plan for eligible employees.

Learn more about our benefits