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Our award-winning equity research analysts deliver superior investment ideas and value-added perspective for more than 700 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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research coverage

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199

initiations in 2021 and 2022

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80%

of coverage dedicated to small- and mid-cap growth companies

As of December 31, 2022

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.

Recent News

InterDigital, Inc.: Initiation of Research Coverage

William Blair initiated research coverage of InterDigital, Inc. (IDCC $68.21), a research-and-development company that designs and develops wireless, visual, and other related technologies that enable connectivity and enhance immersive experiences across various communications and entertainment products.

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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, our London-based macroeconomist covering the U.S. economy and financial markets.

01/20: The U.S. Housing Market in 2023
01/13: Inflation and the Fed
01/06: The Fed’s Message to the Markets
12/19: Waiting for the Recession

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Featured Insights

Is a Fed Pivot in the Cards?

With the next Fed meeting still a few weeks away, we look at the recent messaging from Fed Chair Powell to decipher how they are trying to pull rate expectations higher and dissuade the market from prematurely pricing in a pivot.

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Will 2023 Be the Year of the Great Reveal?

While financial markets continue to make adjustments to future growth expectations, what will next year’s “great reveal” of earnings results unveil? See what three factors we will be keeping an eye on in 2023.

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Corporate Access

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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