Emerging Markets Growth Fund

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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

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Vivian Lin Thurston, CFA

Portfolio Manager for the Emerging Markets Growth and China A-Shares Growth strategies. Previously, she was a global equity research analyst covering the China A-share market and large-cap consumer companies. Before joining William Blair, Vivian was vice president and consumer sector head at Calamos Investments. Prior to that, she was an executive director and senior investment analyst at UBS Global Asset Management/Brinson Partners, where she was responsible for stock selection and research for consumer sectors in the United States and emerging markets. Vivian also held roles at Mesirow Financial, China Agribusiness Development Trust and Investment Corporation, and Vanke. She is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society Chicago. She is also the founder and chairman of the board of the Chinese Finance Association of America, a 501(c) nonprofit organization.

Education: B.A., Peking University; M.A. and M.S., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Tenure with William Blair: Since 2015