Video Transcript

Drew Buckley, CFA, Partner
Research Analyst
Global Equity Team

We’re already in our third summer of our Blair Connect program in 2023. We started it in 2021. And to be honest, in the beginning, we weren’t sure what kind of impact we would have on William Blair with this program, and within Investment Management. Were we going to find good candidates? Will this help us think about recruiting differently?

And it’s really exciting and interesting to think about the impact we’ve had over the past couple of years. On the direct side, we already have two full-time hires that we’ve found from the program.

We feel very proud of the candidates that we’ve found through the program so far. And then on the indirect side, it’s made us think differently about the way we hire people, the places that we can look to find unique candidates, and ways we can ask questions or talk to these candidates who might not have the same background in investment management or investing.

So, as we look to the future, we’re really excited about the impact we can have. One of the ways we’ve seen that come through is some of the Daniel Murphy scholars are already talking to some of their friends about coming into the William Blair program, and what it can do for them as part of their education and career aspirations.


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