International Leaders Fund

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Ken McAtamney

Head of the global equity team and a portfolio manager for William Blair’s International Growth, Global Leaders, International Leaders, and Emerging Market Leaders strategies. Ken is also a member of the Investment Management leadership team. He was previously co-director of research and a mid-large-cap industrials and healthcare analyst. Before joining William Blair in 2005, Ken was a vice president at Goldman Sachs and Co., where he was responsible for institutional equity research coverage for both international and U.S. equity. Before that, he was a corporate banking officer with NBD Bank. Ken received a B.A. from Michigan State University, and an M.B.A. from Indiana University.

Education: B.A., Michigan State University; M.B.A. Indiana University.

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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Alaina Anderson, CFA

Portfolio manager for the International Leaders and International Leaders ADR strategies, and a global research analyst covering real-estate, utilities, and engineering companies. Before joining William Blair in 2006, she was a senior analyst in the investments department of the MacArthur Foundation, where she provided research support for internally managed portfolios and was involved in investment manager due diligence, selection, and monitoring for the foundation’s U.S., non-U.S., and hedge-fund portfolios. Before joining the MacArthur Foundation, Alaina was an investor relations consultant with Ashton Partners and a financial advisor with UBS Painewebber. She is a fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago, a board member of the North Lawndale Employment Network, and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society Chicago. Alaina received a B.S. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Education: B.S., The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; M.B.A., The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business

Tenure with William Blair: Since 2006