Investment Vehicles and Who We Serve

At William Blair, we are passionate about the profession of investment management. We are an independent, 100% active employee-owned firm with no distractions from our sole priority: creating strong, risk-adjusted returns for our clients.

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About us

Eighty-One Years as an Independent Investment Firm

William Blair is committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. We work closely with private and public pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations, and sovereign wealth funds, as well as financial advisors. We are 100% active-employee-owned with broad-based ownership. Our investment teams are solely focused on active management and employ disciplined, analytical research processes across a wide range of strategies, including U.S. equity, non-U.S. equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and alternatives. As of September 30, 2017, William Blair manages $73.9 billion in assets. William Blair is based in Chicago with an investment management office in London and service offices in Zurich and Sydney.

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Vehicles

William Blair offers a number of investment vehicles, including separate accounts, mutual funds, CITs, and SICAVs.
Who We Serve

Who We Serve

We provide investment solutions to corporations, pension funds, governments and public agencies, endowments, foundations, Taft-Hartley plans, and other leading institutional investors across the globe.
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Our Capabilities

We are passionate about the profession of investment management. Learn more about our structure, culture, strategies, and investment processes.
Recognition

Recognition

Learn more about William Blair Investment Management's awards and recognitions.
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ESG Integration

At William Blair, we consider environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors to be one of many considerations that inform our investment decisions.
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MiFID II

In response to Europe’s MiFID II Directive, we plan to absorb external research costs for all our clients globally.
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Japan's Stewardship Code

Learn about our approach to responsible ownership with regard to the guidelines set out in the Japan Stewardship Code, published by the Financial Services Agency in February 2014.

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