Equity Research

Capital ideas from the industry’s brightest minds.

Our award-winning equity research analysts deliver superior investment ideas and value-added perspective for nearly 650 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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~650

companies under
research coverage

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70%

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

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100+

analysts and research
professionals

As of December 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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Navigating the current market environment demands the right informational resource. That is why we launched the William Blair Thinking Podcast, which aims to provide in-depth expertise on today's financial and economic landscape.

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