Who We Are: Investment Banking

At William Blair, Everyone Has a Seat at the Table

Join the company driving meaningful advancement for a more equitable workforce in financial services. We believe that investing in the growth and success of our employees is critical to the growth and success of our clients — and to the industry at large.

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What We Do

The Premier Global Boutique

We are 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 across more than 20 offices worldwide. Our ability to meet clients’ evolving needs and our ethics-driven business practices mean that we’re leading in growth and revenue, while simultaneously working to upend the narrative that the finance industry lacks social purpose. We have deep expertise servicing clients across a range of industries.

  • Our total net client assets firmwide are $132+ billion.1
  • In 2023, the firm and foundation contributed to over 1,000 charitable organizations.

1As of December 31, 2023, William Blair & Company, L.L.C. had approximately $65 billion in client assets, of which approximately $46 billion constitutes regulatory assets under management. William Blair Investment Management, LLC had regulatory assets under management of approximately $67 billion.

What You Can Expect From Us

Choose Your Path Within a Supportive Environment

Grow professionally with opportunities designed to cultivate an environment for continuous learning and self-discovery, lockstep with establishing a strong connection among colleagues. We believe that creating more inclusive outcomes requires collecting diverse perspectives. This is critical to solving the industry’s challenges today and anticipating those of tomorrow.

Upward Internal Mobility

Our legacy of success is built on shared intellectual property. We believe in giving everyone access to complex, global clients on day one. From the moment you onboard, we’ll open doors for you and ensure you’re empowered to choose your own path, build your unique skills, and positively impact the bottom line. It’s your personal industry, across industries.

Material Intangibles

Our unique entrepreneurial culture means trust and respect are the default mode. We greet you with flexibility and resources to grow. There’s a sense of belonging and attention to personal growth here that’s difficult to describe, but it’s understood by all. It’s important to us that you love working here.

Your Peers Are Industry Experts

We prioritize setting you up for success. Your peers are the best in the field. Best of all, supporting each other is part of our core operating strategy. We know the strongest way to grow is twofold: to focus on teamwork and foster individual intellectual capital within the collective. We prioritize setting you up for success within our high-demand industry.

Business Strength

Our portfolio of clients and ethics-driven business practices fuel our growth and profits, allowing us to reinvest in our people.

Gold Standard Total Rewards

A competitive salary is fundamental. Our people are our most valuable asset, so we make sure our compensation and benefits package reflect that. As we grow, we prioritize being responsive to employees’ changing needs to inform how we structure our total rewards.

Early Career

Build a Strong Foundation

Join a team that invests in you early. We surround you with support and resources as you enter your career journey.

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Experienced Professionals

Progress With Ownership and Trust

Advance your career in an environment that cultivates growth and trust, empowering you to take ownership of your path within the firm. Ours is a culture of trust and our management prides itself on not looking over your shoulder, allowing you to excel.

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