Emerging Markets Growth Fund

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Jeff Urbina, CFA

Portfolio Manager for the William Blair International Growth, International Small Cap Growth, and Emerging Markets strategies. Jeff is also a member of the firm’s executive committee. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager of the Van Kampen American Capital Navigator Fund, an emerging market equity fund listed on the Luxembourg exchange. While at Van Kampen, he also served as the Director of Research and was a member of the Investment Policy Committee for the firm. Prior to joining Van Kampen in 1991, Jeff spent almost 15 years in the commercial banking business with Citibank where he was a Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager in the bank’s real estate group, and with Harris Bank in Chicago where he was an International Banking Officer. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago. 

Education:
B.A., Northwestern University; M.M., Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management

Tenure with William Blair: Since 1996

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Todd McClone, CFA

Portfolio Manager for the Emerging Markets strategies. Prior to joining William Blair in 2000, Todd was a senior research analyst specializing in international equity for Strong Capital Management. Previously, he was a Corporate Finance Research Analyst with Piper Jaffray. At Piper Jaffray, he worked with the corporate banking financials team on a variety of transactions including initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and subordinated debt offerings as well as issued fairness opinions and conducted private company valuations. 

Education: B.B.A and B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tenure with William Blair: Since 2000

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Casey Preyss, CFA

Portfolio manager for the Emerging Markets Growth strategy. Since joining William Blair in 2000, Casey has been a research analyst covering Industrials, IT and Resources and has also served as the Global Industrials Sector Team Leader. Prior to his fundamental research responsibilities Casey was a Quantitative Analyst with the team. Prior to joining the firm, Casey was with Thomas White International as an International Equity Research Sales Associate.

Education: B.S. B.A., The Ohio State University; M.B.A., University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Tenure with William Blair: Since 2000