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Stephanie G. Braming

CFA, Partner
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Stephanie Braming is the global head of William Blair Investment Management. She is also chairman of the Board of Trustees and president of the William Blair Funds, and serves on the firm's executive committee. She is responsible for leading and setting the strategic direction for Investment Management, including broadening, deepening, and evolving the firm's investment capabilities. She also chairs the leadership team for Investment Management and serves on the firm's global inclusion council. Before assuming leadership of William Blair Investment Management in 2017, Stephanie was a portfolio manager for the International Growth and International Small Cap Growth strategies. Joining the firm in 2004, she was instrumental in portfolio construction and portfolio design and had a leadership role in the enhancement of the firm's systematic research tools. Stephanie also served as portfolio manager for the Japan strategy from inception in 2013 to close in 2015. Before joining the firm, she was a principal at Mercer Investment Consulting, where she was responsible for the strategic investment direction of her institutional clients. She also previously worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. She is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago, where she served on the society's board of directors. She also serves on the board of Working in the Schools (WITS), the largest literacy organization serving Chicago Public School students. Stephanie received a B.A. from DePauw University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.