Growth Fund

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David C Fording, CFA

Portfolio Manager on the All Cap Growth team. David joined the team and William Blair in 2005. From 2010 to 2011, he was also Co-Director of Global Research for Investment Management. Previously, David was a Portfolio Manager for the Mid Cap Growth Fund at TIAA-CREF Investment Management, Inc. for two years. Prior to that role, he was an Equity Analyst responsible for covering Media and Entertainment stocks on a global basis for five years, and he was a member of the Large Cap Growth Portfolio Management team for two years. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago. 

Education: B.A., Tufts University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; M.B.A., Stern School of Business, New York University.

Tenure with William Blair: Since 2005