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Scott Carnow

Managing Director, Wealth Advisor

About Scott

Scott Carnow joined William Blair in 1995 and is a managing director and wealth advisor with the firm. With more than two decades of industry experience, Scott works with many different types of clients, including individuals and their families, business owners, small institutions, and defined-benefit and defined-contribution retirement plans. Scott’s investment strategy focuses heavily on risk management. He does this by balancing the growth potential of equities with the income and relative stability of fixed-income instruments.

Scott uses the strength and vast resources of William Blair to help his clients preserve and build their wealth. He uses the firm’s highly regarded proprietary research, along with additional Wall Street research and his own technical analysis, to construct high-quality, customized portfolios. With stock investing, Scott believes in buying shares of exceptional companies with promising businesses and a view to the longer term as they focus on growing revenues, earnings, and cash flow. In addition, for clients seeking a fixed-income allocation, he uses a combination of fixed-income investments, including municipal bonds and investment-grade corporate bonds, and high-quality, dividend-paying stocks to generate income and diversify his clients’ portfolios while balancing risk and return.

Scott holds a B.A. from Lake Forest College and an M.B.A. from DePaul University. He has been active in several local charitable organizations, including Christopher House and Orphans of the Storm. Scott is an avid guitar player and sports fan. He lives on the north side of Chicago with his wife and daughter.

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.*

*Includes strategic partnerships with Allier Capital, BDA Partners, and Poalim Capital Markets.

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