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Vivian Lin Thurston

Global Research Analyst
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Vivian Lin Thurston is a global research analyst covering large-cap consumer stocks. Before joining William Blair, she was vice president and consumer sector head at Calamos Investments, where she was responsible for international consumer stock selection and research. Before that, she was an executive director and senior investment analyst at UBS Global Asset Management/Brinson Partners, responsible for stock selection and research for consumer sectors in the United States and emerging markets. She also held roles at Mesirow Financial, China Agribusiness Development Trust and Investment Corporation, and Vanke. She is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago. She is also the founder and president of the Chinese Finance Association of America, a 501 (C) non-profit organization. Education: B.A., sociology, Peking University; M.A., sociology and finance, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.