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Our award-winning equity research analysts deliver superior investment ideas and value-added perspective for more than 625 companies, across seven growth-oriented sectors: consumer; energy and sustainability; financial services and technology; global industrial infrastructure; global services; healthcare; and technology, media, and communications. William Blair’s research universe is well-diversified geographically and ranges in market capitalization with an emphasis on small- and mid-cap stocks.
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As of March 31, 2023

William Blair analysts seek to cover only companies that have above-average growth prospects and above-average quality. They use multiple factors to identify high-quality companies with attractive growth prospects, including the company’s product line, level of service, and management experience.

Our clients include:

  • Mutual Funds
  • Investment Advisory Firms
  • Banks
  • Pension Funds
  • Insurance Companies
  • Money Managers Across North America, Europe, and Asia

Through exhaustive fundamental research and unique insight derived from independent thinking, our award-winning analysts work tirelessly to identify companies that can deliver superior investment returns for our clients.

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43rd Annual Growth Stock Conference

Join an exclusive group of investors at William Blair’s 43rd Annual Growth Stock Conference in June. The industry’s leading conference is known for offering the best in-person interactions with top-level executives of growth companies and investors to exchange ideas across the universe of William Blair’s research.

Economics Weekly

Insights from Richard de Chazal, CFA, William Blair Equity Research's macroeconomist, covering the U.S. economy and financial markets.

05/26: And Now for the Inventory Correction
05/19: What Past Easing Cycles Tell Us About the Future
05/12: The Banking System—Not Out of the Woods Just Yet
05/05: The Employment Situation

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Featured Insights

Generative AI: The New Frontier of Automation

Generative AI has been all the rage this year, propelling an entire sector and creating an unprecedented level of excitement among millions of users of this new software. But, as Equity Analyst Arjun Bhatia explains, we’re just getting started with this transformative, yet nascent, technology.

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Our non-deal roadshows, conferences, and investor field trips facilitate the exchange of ideas and build relationships between senior corporate management and key decision makers with leading institutional investors.

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