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Vivian Lin Thurston

CFA, Partner, Global Research Analyst
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Vivian Lin Thurston is a global research analyst covering Chinese equities at William Blair Investment Management. Previously, she was a global research analyst covering large-cap consumer stocks. Before joining William Blair, Vivian was vice president and consumer sector head at Calamos Investments. Before that, she was an executive director and senior investment analyst at UBS Global Asset Management/Brinson Partners, where she was responsible for stock selection and research for consumer sectors in the United States and emerging markets. Vivian 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 chairman of the Board of the Chinese Finance Association of America, a 501 (C) non-profit organization. Vivian received a B.A. in sociology from Peking University and an M.A. in sociology and M.S. in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.