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Photography: Investing in a Memory

Photography: Investing in a Memory

Investing in a photograph means investing in its power to affect the viewer. Join William Blair’s Hugo Scott-Gall and Simon Fennell for a conversation with Michael Hoppen, CEO and founder of the Michael Hoppen Gallery, as we review photography as an art form and its...

Can We Talk?

Can We Talk?

What do cricket and investing have in common? A lot more than you think. Join William Blair’s Hugo Scott-Gall and Simon Fennell for a conversation with Tim Harkness, sports psychologist and author of “10 Rules for Talking: An Expert’s Guide to Mastering Difficult...

Cubs Win! Tom Ricketts Explains How

Cubs Win! Tom Ricketts Explains How

When Tom Ricketts, CFA, chairman of the Chicago Cubs, took over the “loveable losers” in 2009, he set about transforming the organization. Seven years later he had combined art and science to create a winning culture and team—culminating in what may be the most...

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...

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...

2017 Ideas for Fundamental Investors

2017 Ideas for Fundamental Investors

The outlook for central bank policy has continued to significantly influence market sentiment, and we expect a number of recent macroeconomic and market trends to persist in 2017, affecting our investment decisions. Ultimately, inflationary forces are likely to lead...

A Year of Surprises?

A Year of Surprises?

It seems as if 2016 has had more than its fair share of big surprises, but in retrospect, it is clear that many of these surprises were years in the making. Hindsight is 20/20, but I want to try to change the lens through which we look at a few of the examples this...

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