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Rob Lanphier, Partner

PORTFOLIO SPECIALIST

Rob Lanphier, partner, is a portfolio specialist for William Blair’s U.S. growth and core equity strategies. Previously, he was a portfolio manager on William Blair’s Mid Cap Growth, Small-Mid Cap Growth, and Small-Mid Cap Core strategies, all of which he co-founded. Before that, Rob was with William Blair’s sell-side institutional sales group for eight years. He joined William Blair in 1987. Before joining the investment industry, Rob was with Emerson Electric Corporation for nearly six years. He received a B.S., with honors, from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Red Sea Rising: The Investor Impact

Rob Lanphier, Partner
U.S. Equity

While globalization has benefited consumer and commercial establishments for thousands of years, it has begun to slow down in recent years, facing increased backlash as supply chains experience various kinds of disruption. COVID-19, tariffs, geopolitical...

Revisiting Quality U.S. Small and Mid Caps

Rob Lanphier, Partner
U.S. Equity

Through October, the year-to-date performance of U.S. small-mid-cap (SMID) equities, in comparison to large-cap equities, has been abysmal. The Russell 2500 Growth Index, for example, is down 1.7% while the Russell 1000 Growth Index is...

8 Reasons for Optimism in U.S. Stocks

Rob Lanphier, Partner
U.S. Equity

Around the world, economies are slowing, with some developed markets likely already in recession, thanks in no small part to tightening monetary policies. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the United States, where the...

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