Robert D. Hopkins

Managing Director, Wealth Advisor

About Robert

Robert Hopkins is a managing director and wealth advisor with William Blair’s Private Wealth Management group. In this capacity, he assists families, individuals, and foundations in determining their investment objectives, assessing risk, identifying suitable investment strategies, and evaluating their performance. Robert works with his clients to develop customized investment strategies using William Blair’s equity research and open-architecture platform. In addition, he is experienced in business and succession planning for high-net-worth individuals and executives. Before joining the firm, Robert was a portfolio manager with Brown Advisory Securities, LLC and with Alex. Brown & Sons and its successors, BT Alex. Brown and Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown. In 1999, he founded and managed Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown’s first London private client office and oversaw the creation and management of the firm’s international corporate and executive services and middle-markets institutional business.

Robert is the president of the Thomas Wilson Sanitarium for the Children of the City of Baltimore and an advisory board member of the Children’s Scholarship Fund. He is treasurer of the Maryland Center for History & Culture and the chairman of the St. John’s church endowment fund. Additionally, he is a member of the investment committee of The Associated Sulpicians of the United States.

He received his B.A. from Washington College.

Professional Recognition and Awards

  • Forbes Best-in-State Advisors 20221

1 The Forbes ranking algorithm is based on industry experience, interviews, compliance records, assets under management, revenue and other criteria by SHOOK Research, LLC, which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Investment performance is not a criterion.

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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