David Fording

David Fording

Partner, Portfolio Manager, CFA
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David Fording is a portfolio manager for the U.S. All Cap Growth strategy. He joined the team and William Blair in 2005. From 2010 to 2011, he was also co-director of global research for Investment Management, and from 2013 to 2015, he was a co-portfolio manager of William Blair's Global Leaders strategy. Previously, Mr. Fording worked at TIAA-CREF for 10 years, where he was a portfolio manager for the Mid Cap Growth Fund from 2003-2005. Before that role, he was an equity analyst responsible for covering media and entertainment stocks on a global basis for five years, and he was a member of the Large Cap Growth Portfolio Management team for two years. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago. Mr. Fording earned a B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude, from Tufts University, Phi Beta Kappa; and an MBA in Finance from the New York University Stern School of Business.