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William Blair is committed to building enduring relationships with our clients. 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, and emerging markets debt. William Blair is based in Chicago with global resources providing expertise and solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs.
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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.
Our senior relationship managers—who average more than 33 years of experience*—are committed to providing the highest quality service to the investment consultant community.
Foundations and Endowments
Building on our long tradition of serving not-for-profit organizations and their boards, we provide a broad range of investment strategies to nearly 150 endowments and foundations*.
We have deep experience working with government-sponsored plans and their consultants to help them meet participants’ needs, and oversee more than $19.4 billion* in assets for public pension plans.
Through customized investment strategies for corporations and their defined-contribution and defined-benefit plans, we oversee more than $12.8 billion* in assets for corporations across numerous industries.
We are dedicated to providing customized investment strategies for our Taft-Hartley clients, and oversee more than $3.3 billion* of Taft-Hartley assets via separate accounts and commingled funds.Download Taft-Hartley brochure
Based on a philosophy of building enduring partnerships, we have a long history of working with financial institutions.
We offer actively managed mutual funds across a wide range of strategies, including U.S. equity, global equity, emerging markets debt, fixed income, and global macro.
*As of June 30, 2023
William Blair provides customized management of separate accounts across U.S. and non-U.S. strategies.
Collective Investment Trusts
CITs are pooled investing vehicles through which assets of qualified clients (which include only employee benefit plans governed by ERISA and certain government-sponsored entities) are commingled for investment purposes. CITs offer qualified retirement plan sponsors help controlling costs due to increased regulatory scrutiny of fees and costs.
By drawing on the firm’s deep investment talent and research capabilities, William Blair mutual funds are designed to meet a variety of investment objectives, from current income to capital appreciation.Go to the William Blair Funds website
For non-U.S. citizens or residents, William Blair offers a series of Luxembourg-domiciled SICAV products that provide active management and quality growth investment expertise in U.S., global, and emerging markets.Go to the William Blair SICAV website
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Global Leaders Concentrated
Global Leaders Sustainability
International Leaders Concentrated
International Leaders ADR
International Small Cap Growth
Emerging Markets Leaders
Emerging Markets Leaders Concentrated
Emerging Markets Growth
Emerging Markets Small Cap Growth
Emerging Markets ex-China Growth
China A-Shares Growth
Emerging Markets Debt
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Investment Management employees
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William Blair Funds
William Blair Funds manages $12.5 billion in assets (as of June 30, 2023) through actively managed mutual funds across a wide range of strategies, including U.S. equity, global equity, emerging markets debt, fixed income, and global macro.Learn about the William Blair Funds
For non-U.S. citizens or residents, William Blair offers a series of Luxembourg-domiciled SICAV products that provide active management and quality growth investment expertise across markets and asset classes.Learn about our SICAV Funds
Stephanie Braming, CFA, partner, and global head of William Blair Investment Management, was named an influential woman in institutional investing by Pensions & Investments.Read more
Professional Pensions, an industry publication covering the institutional investment management sector, recently named William Blair Investment Management to the shortlist in three categories at its annual UK Pensions Awards.Read more
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