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Our Advanced Alpha Strategies team offers alternatives-based solutions that seek to provide uncorrelated sources of alpha.

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William Blair’s Advanced Alpha Strategies team offers alternatives-based solutions that seek to provide clients unique, uncorrelated sources of alpha by developing and managing diverse alternative strategies. Combining a top-down view with bottom-up research, the team selects strategies and managers for inclusion in portfolios using a rigorous due-diligence process that incorporates qualitative, quantitative, and operational elements.

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  • Global Commodity Specialist           detail

    Our Global Commodity Specialist (GCS) strategy was launched in 2013 to take advantage of potentially compelling and uncorrelated investment opportunities within the global commodities markets due to the broad availability of asymmetric information, high embedded levels of volatility and the significant participation of non-economic players. The strategy was designed to focus on off-the-run markets and capacity constrained, niche specialist managers; provide actively managed, hedged exposure with ability to profit when commodity prices rise or fall; add diversification within a traditional portfolio of stocks and bonds; and include exposure to an array of commodity sectors and trading strategies.