Adam Klauber, CFA, partner, co-group head–financial services and technology sector, joined William Blair in 2011. His coverage focuses on financial analytic service providers, insurance brokers, and property-and-casualty insurance. In 1998, Mr. Klauber was a founder of Cochrane Caronia Waller, a Chicago-based insurance boutique, which merged with Fox Pitt Kelton in 2007; the combined entity was acquired by Macquarie Securities Group in 2010. Mr. Klauber has been recognized three times in recent years in The Wall Street Journal's "Best on the Street" report, including a No. 1 ranking in 2007. Mr. Klauber has also worked as a managing director and senior insurance analyst at Nesbitt Burns Securities (US) and as a senior bank analyst at Duff & Phelps Equity Research. He holds a B.S. in business administration from Indiana University and an M.B.A. in finance from Loyola University.