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Healthcare Disruptors

Healthcare Disruptors

Recent advancements in medical modalities—such as cell/gene therapies, immune-oncology, and RNA-based medications—have led many researchers to believe that healthcare has entered a virtuous cycle of innovation. While in some cases these developments have been evolving...

The New Cold War: China

The New Cold War: China

China’s relationship with the United States and the global economy is a critical factor that has the potential to dramatically shape economic growth and investment opportunities, not only in China but also globally. We thus believe that it is critical for investors to...

COVID-19: Stress Testing

COVID-19: Stress Testing

While the full impact of COVID-19 on the global economy is still unknowable, we are gaining perspective on its economic impact, and thus its investment implications. Captured below are perspectives from each of our investment teams. We are stress-testing companies...

Central Bank Stimulus: End of Road?

Central Bank Stimulus: End of Road?

The European Central Bank’s (ECB’s) recent announcement of another stimulus package was met with disappointment by some market participants, but Tom Clarke, co-portfolio manager on William Blair’s Dynamic Allocation Strategies team, told CNBC Europe TV it is a...

Focused Stock Picking in Short-Term Noise

Focused Stock Picking in Short-Term Noise

In the midst of headline news focused on signs of an economic slowdown, political gridlock in the U.S, and concerns about trade negotiations with China, many investors are struggling to stay hopeful. But William Blair Large Cap Growth Fund Portfolio Managers Jim Golan...

Benefits of Cognitive Diversity

Benefits of Cognitive Diversity

Successful investment management firms of the future will be investment led and foster a culture of intellectual curiosity and diverse thinking, said Stephanie Braming, CFA, partner, global head of investment management at William Blair, in a recent interview with the...

Macro Market Movers: Brexit and Lira

Macro Market Movers: Brexit and Lira

In a recent interview on “Bloomberg Markets: European Close,” Tom Clarke, portfolio manager on William Blair’s Dynamic Allocation Strategies team reacts to Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab’s warnings of higher prices and more red tape in the event of a “no deal”...

Playing Chicken with the Markets

Playing Chicken with the Markets

Tom Clarke, co-portfolio manager on William Blair’s Dynamic Allocation Strategies team, discussed how he navigates geopolitical uncertainty in a recent CNBC appearance. One way Clarke seeks to take advantage of this uncertainty is by finding areas around the world...

Market Free Ride Over?

Market Free Ride Over?

As central banks around the world start to unwind their ultra-easy monetary policies, some of the rules-based, smart-beta strategies that have performed well over the past several years will be stressed, said Brian Singer, CFA, head of William Blair’s Dynamic...

See What Drives Corporate Performance

See What Drives Corporate Performance

Identifying companies that can generate and sustain strong value creation for their investors provides the opportunity to outperform the markets, said Andy Flynn, co-portfolio manager on the William Blair Global Leaders strategy, in a recent Forbes interview with...

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