Blake Pontius, CFA

Director of Sustainable Investing, Portfolio Specialist

Blake Pontius, CFA, is director of sustainable investing and a global portfolio specialist. In this role, he coordinates the firm’s integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in its investment processes and provides analytical support to portfolio managers on the global equity team. He is also responsible for communicating investment strategy and portfolio positioning to clients, consultants, and prospects. Previously at William Blair, Blake was a relationship manager responsible for institutional clients invested in the firm’s global/international and emerging market equity strategies. Before joining William Blair in 2005, Blake worked at UBS Asset Management and Mercer. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society Chicago. In addition, he holds the SASB Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) credential. Blake received a B.A. in economics, with honors, from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. in finance, with distinction, from DePaul University.

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