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  • The China-A Connection July 18, 2018
    The opening of the Shanghai and Shenzhen Connect stock exchanges increased accessibility to China A-Shares, and enhancements made to safeguard China A-Share investors’ interests made the market much more appealing.
    Terry O’Bryan, Partner
  • What Blockchain and Lettuce Have in Common July 12, 2018
    There is currently a lot of hype about blockchain networks, in part because of the meteoric rise—and subsequent decline—of Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency supported by a public blockchain network. Blockchain technology is important to understand for several reasons, in particular from a fundamental investing perspective because it can be applied to increase efficiency and reduce costs. […]
    Michael Hubbard |Daniel Hill, CFA
  • Are Widening Risk Spreads a Warning Signal? July 9, 2018
    The first six months of 2018 offered a rare set of events for the fixed-income markets: interest rates rose and risk spreads for corporate bonds rose. While this combination of events is not unprecedented, credit spreads widened during the first half of 2018 by a magnitude not experienced during a period of simultaneously increasing interest […]
    Thomas Brennan, CFA
  • Playing Chicken with the Markets July 2, 2018
    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 takes advantage of this uncertainty is by finding areas around the world where macro developments have de-escalated risk, such as when Turkey’s president, Tayyip Erdogan, “played chicken with the markets […]
    William Blair News
  • Investment Process: Always Evolving June 26, 2018
    The key elements of an investment approach are philosophy and process. While a team’s investing philosophy should remain stable over time, the process should appropriately evolve. Investors should expect superior investment managers to continually revisit their investment process to determine what, if any, improvements can be made, which is exactly what we do.
    Brian Singer, CFA, Partner


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