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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...

E-commerce Mega-Trends in India

E-commerce Mega-Trends in India

E-commerce Mega-Trends in India As a global equity analyst, one of the most interesting aspects of my job is identifying companies with innovative technology and solutions that disrupt mature industries. But in emerging markets, sometimes the forces of disruption...

Data Science in Action: Financial Services

Data Science in Action: Financial Services

Financial institutions and large retailers are using data science to drive improvements across the business, from regulatory compliance to the customer experience. Large banks are especially well-positioned to leverage these techniques because they have access to vast...

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...

The Battle for Data Talent

The Battle for Data Talent

References to “AI” and “machine learning” may have surpassed “big data” as the trendiest buzzwords in the technology industry over the past few years. But whatever hashtag is trending the highest on Twitter, all of those developments depend on data science—and on the...

Is Sustainability Sustainable?

Is Sustainability Sustainable?

Given investors’ surging interest in combining financial return objectives with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors—a concept known as “blended value”—some may be tempted to dismiss this as a transient trend.1 But our journey to incorporate ESG factors...

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