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  • Can We Predict Populism? October 19, 2017
    Contrary to industry peers, Brian Singer, partner and co-portfolio manager of the William Blair Macro Allocation Fund, was not shocked when the developed world was washed over by a wave of populism in 2016. During an interview with Citywire, Singer describes the significance of populism, potential signals for the rise of populist movements, and how […]
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  • Searching for Signposts October 17, 2017
    In an earlier post, I explained that much of the urgency around the immigration debate has faded, but a number of factors could cause a resurgence of interest in the topic. What signposts can we look for to indicate that we’re crossing the final frontier of globalization? As I previously explained, key to allowing for […]
    Olga Bitel
  • Philippine Peso Attractive Despite Geopolitics October 11, 2017
    We have been marginally increasing our exposure to the Philippine peso this year, in line with the widening valuation opportunity, but (due to Why and How stage analysis) our exposure remains below that warranted by fundamental value alone.
    Kyle Concannon, CFA, CAIA
  • The Steps to Globalization October 3, 2017
    Previously, I presented a challenge we will have to solve to cross the final frontier of globalization—the movement of labor. Constrain immigration, which inhibits competition and economic activity, or allow immigration, which requires public sector investment to accommodate a rapidly growing and diversifying economy. So, what will it take for us to cross that final […]
    Olga Bitel
  • ESG Integration in Consumer Sectors September 25, 2017
    Having explained how the William Blair Global Equity team’s integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations has evolved over the past few years, I’d like to look at some case studies in the consumer staples and discretionary sectors, where key ESG drivers include governance, product safety, supply chain oversight, and eco-friendly product innovation.
    Vivian Lin Thurston, CFA


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