Emerging Markets Small Cap Growth 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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Casey Preyss, CFA

Portfolio manager for William Blair’s Emerging Markets Growth, Emerging Markets Small Cap Growth, China A-Shares Growth, China Growth, and Emerging Markets ex China Growth strategies. Since joining William Blair in 2000, he has been a research analyst covering industrials, IT, and resources stocks. Before taking on fundamental research responsibilities for William Blair’s global equity team, Casey was a quantitative analyst. Before joining the firm, he was an international equity research sales associate with Thomas White International. He received a B.S.B.A. from The Ohio State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

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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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. 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. He received a B.S. from Miami University and an M.B.A., with high distinction, from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

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