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Private Wealth Management

Education Financing

Among its many benefits, a college education can have a significant impact on future earning potential. It is an important investment. It is also becoming a more expensive one as increases in college costs continue to outpace inflation.

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Equity Research

The Economics Behind the GLP-1 Phenomenon

Equity research analyst Ryan Daniels examines the growing impact of GLP-1 drugs on healthcare spending and care delivery, along with the needs for health providers, employers, and consumers to effectively manage the emerging wave of GLP-1 drugs.

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Equity Research

Scratching Below the Surface of the Economic Data

While some may be declaring victory in the recession/no-recession debate, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that growth may not be nearly as strong as it seems to be on the surface. Richard de Chazal examines the six data points he believes investors should be cognizant of.

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Equity Research

How Advertising Executives are Navigating Budget Changes in 2024

As economic conditions improve, so too does confidence among advertising executives about their 2024 budget allocations. In this episode of William Blair Thinking Presents, research analyst Ralph Schackart walks through the results of his latest quarterly digital advertising executive survey, including how digital ad spending has changed in recent months and 2024 budget forecasts.

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Investment Banking

Lender Competition Burns Through Winter Chill

The U.S. institutional leveraged loan market cooled in Q4 to close out a year characterized by lackluster deal flow, a persistent shift from syndicated markets to private capital, and high interest rates that took a toll on borrowers.

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Equity Research

Advanced Manufacturing in the U.S.: The Future is Now

As companies look to bring manufacturing efficiently closer to the point of consumption, equity analyst Brian Drab details why advanced manufacturing, including 3D printing, will continue to change the entire manufacturing industry here in the U.S.—and worldwide.

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