International Small Cap Growth Fund

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Andy Flynn, CFA

Portfolio Manager on the William Blair Global Leaders and International Small Cap Growth strategies. Since joining William Blair in 2005, Andy has served as a U.S. Industrials and Consumer analyst as well as a non-U.S. Consumer, Healthcare and IT analyst. Before joining the firm, Andy was employed as a Senior Equity Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Northern Trust specializing in mid and small capitalization growth companies. Prior to that he worked as a Senior Equity Analyst at Scudder Kemper Investments and began his career at Fidelity Investments as a Research Assistant. Andy is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago.

Education: B.A., Economics, University of Kansas; M.B.A., Finance emphasis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Tenure with William Blair: Since 2005

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Simon Fennell

Portfolio manager for the International Growth, International Small Cap Growth and International Leaders strategies. Since joining the firm in 2011, Simon previously served as a TMT Research Analyst, also focusing on idea generation and strategy more broadly.  Prior to joining William Blair, Simon was a Managing Director in the Equities division at Goldman Sachs in London and Boston, where he was responsible for institutional, equity research coverage for European and International stocks. Previously, Simon was in the Corporate Finance Group at Lehman Brothers in London and Hong Kong, working in the M&A and Debt Capital Markets Groups.

Education: M.A., University of Edinburgh; M.B.A., Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University.

Tenure with William Blair: Since 2011

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D.J. Neiman, CFA

Portfolio Manager for the International Small Cap Growth and Emerging Markets Small Cap Growth strategies, and Co-Director of Research for the Global Equity team. Prior to becoming a portfolio manager, D.J. was a global research analyst covering small–cap financial stocks. Before joining Investment Management in 2009, D.J. was an analyst in the firm›s sell–side research group, covering the financials sector with a focus on the asset–management and advisory investment–banking industries. Previously, D.J. was a senior accountant with William Blair Funds and a fund analyst at Scudder Kemper Investments. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society Chicago. 

Education: B.S., Miami University; M.B.A., with high distinction, University of Michigan›s Ross School of Business

Tenure with William Blair: Since 2002