Emerging Markets Leaders Fund

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Todd McClone, CFA

Portfolio manager for William Blair’s emerging markets strategies, including Emerging Markets Leaders, Emerging Markets Growth, Emerging Markets Small Cap Growth, and Emerging Markets ex China Growth. Before joining the firm in 2000, he was a senior research analyst specializing in international equity for Strong Capital Management. Previously, he was a corporate finance research analyst with Piper Jaffray, where he worked with the corporate banking financials team on a variety of transactions, including initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and subordinated debt offerings. He also issued fairness opinions and conducted private company valuations. Todd received a B.B.A. and B.A. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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

Tenure with William Blair: Since 2000

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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