Bob Durkin

Robert Durkin

Head of Trading, Co-Regional Equity Sales Manager, Boston

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About Mr. Durkin

Robert A. Durkin, partner, joined William Blair in 2005. Starting in 1994, he worked as an equity sales trader at Smith Barney, Cowen & Co. and Bear Stearns. In 1999 Mr. Durkin moved over to the buy-side, joining Fidelity Management & Research as a primary trader in their Equity division. After five years with Fidelity, Mr. Durkin co-founded Round Tower Capital, LLC, a long-short equity hedge fund in Boston. In October 2005, Mr. Durkin joined William Blair to help launch their Boston office. He is currently head of Trading and covers the firm’s institutional clients in Boston.

Mr. Durkin graduated from Harvard College in 1991 with an A.B. in Economics. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA) in 2001. He resides in Greenland, NH with his wife and five children.

About William Blair

William Blair is a premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We provide advisory services, strategies, and solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs. As an independent and employee-owned firm, together with our strategic partners, we operate in more than 20 offices worldwide.*

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1935

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+1,850

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87 Years

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