Walsh, Amar & Associates Join William Blair's Private Wealth Management Group

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

William Blair, the premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management, announced that it has opened a new office in Los Angeles, California, and expanded its private wealth management capabilities with the addition of Walsh, Amar & Associates.  

With this new office, William Blair's Private Wealth Management group has expanded to an additional six cities in the United States over the last five years. The new team joins William Blair from Merrill Private Wealth Management and includes: Michael E. Walsh, managing director, wealth advisor; David M. Amar, CFA®, managing director, wealth advisor; Ashley P. McGuinness, business manager; and Bailey J. Harrison, client relationship associate. The advisors have over 40 years of combined experience and managed more than $1 billion in client assets at their prior firm.

"We are honored that this very high caliber team sees the value in leveraging our storied culture, expansive platform, and world-class suite of solutions to serve their sophisticated clients," said Ryan DeVore, partner and global head of Private Wealth Management for William Blair. "As we selectively expand our private wealth team, we are grateful to earn the opportunity to work with talents like Michael, David, Ashley, and Bailey."

With approximately $38 billion in private wealth assets as of March 31, 2020, William Blair has been recognized as a well-respected provider of private wealth management services. The firm's advisors deliver both the resources of a large, full-service firm and the hands-on approach of a sophisticated boutique.

About William Blair

William Blair is the 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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