International Developed Plus Fund

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David Merjan, CFA

Portfolio Manager for the International Developed Plus and International ADR strategies. Prior to joining William Blair in 1998, David was with Hughes Electronics in Los Angeles in various capacities, including the Corporate Treasury department where he focused on international mergers and acquisitions and managed corporate currency and interest rate portfolios as well as in the pension management subsidiary of Hughes where he managed an international equity fund. David is a member of the CFA Institute.  

Education: B.A., Dickinson College; M.I.M., American Graduate School of International Management.

Tenure with William Blair: Since 1998

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Jack Murphy, CFA

Portfolio Manager for the Emerging Markets Leaders and International Developed Plus strategies. Jack was previously the Director of Research for the Global Equity team and a Research Analyst covering mid-large cap non-U.S. Consumer stocks. He joined the firm in 2005 as a Research Analyst within William Blair’s sell-side research department focusing on e-commerce and hardline retailers. Previously, Jack worked at Credit Suisse First Boston for nearly six years as an equity research analyst, covering a broad range of retail companies. Before CSFB, he worked as an equity research analyst at Lehman Brothers and as an equity research associate at Salomon Brothers. Prior to sell-side research, he worked as a financial analyst for General Electric Capital, having graduated from GE’s Financial Management Program.

Education: B.A., Economics, magna cum laude, Villanova University.

Tenure with William Blair: Since 2005