International Small Cap Growth Fund

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Simon Fennell

Simon Fennell, partner, is a portfolio manager for William Blair's International Growth, International Small Cap Growth, and International Leaders strategies. He joined William Blair in 2011 as a technology, media, and telecommunications research analyst focusing on idea generation and strategy more broadly. Before joining William Blair, Simon was a managing director in the equities division at Goldman Sachs in London and Boston, 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

D.J. Neiman, CFA, partner, is a portfolio manager for the International Small Cap Growth and Emerging Markets Small Cap Growth strategies. Before 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