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Data Democratization Drives Change in Asset Management

Data Democratization Drives Change in Asset Management

We hear a lot about democratization—the action of making something accessible to everyone—in public policy. But democratization also applies to data, and it’s changing the way we drive successful client outcomes in financial services.Data Drives Decision-MakingAs head...

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...

Incubating Technology

Incubating Technology

We live in a world of rapid technological change. It’s an intensely competitive landscape that requires constant innovation. This environment requires us to evaluate our technology stack in a quest to determine where we should buy, where we should build, and where we...

Emerging Markets Roar Into the 20s

Emerging Markets Roar Into the 20s

Emerging markets (EM) equities and debt suffered along with other assets when the COVID-19 pandemic set off a global economic shock. As we look ahead, it is important to understand where we are—a global economy in the midst of a pandemic, but also one with significant...

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...

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...

Exploring Sustainability

Exploring Sustainability

Across industries, companies are asking themselves: Are we a good corporate citizen? At William Blair, we believe that there is no one way to answer this important question. Rather, we believe that corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the application of...

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...

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