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Brian D Singer, CFA

partner, joined William Blair & Company, L.L.C. in 2011. Brian is the Head of the Dynamic Allocation Strategies Team. Prior to joining William Blair in 2011, he was the Head of Investment Strategies of Singer Partners, LLC. Mr. Singer was the former head of Global Investment Solutions and Americas Chief Investment Officer for UBS Global Asset Management. He was a member of the UBS Group Managing Board and Global Asset Management Executive Committee. Brian is a board member and former chair of the CFA Institute Board of Governors and is also a former member of the Research Foundation of CFA Institute Board of Trustees.

He was elected to the Board in 2004 and previously served as chair of the Candidate Curriculum Committee. Brian serves on the Exeter College at Oxford University Endowment Investment Committee and is the chairman of the Milton Friedman inspired organization ‘Free To Choose Network.’ In 1991, Brian co-wrote a landmark update to one of the pioneering studies on asset allocation, ‘Determinants of Portfolio Performance II: An Update,’ with Gary Brinson and Gilbert Beebower. In 2009, Brian was the lead author of ‘Investment Leadership and Portfolio Management’, Wiley Publishing.

Education: M.B.A., University of Chicago; B.A., Northwestern University

Tenure with William Blair: Since 2011

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Thomas Clarke

partner, joined William Blair & Company, L.L.C. in 2011. Prior to joining William Blair, he was a member of Singer Partners' investment team with special focus on currency strategy. Tom is the former Head of Currency Analysis & Strategy, and Managing Director at UBS where he was responsible for UBS Global Asset Management’s global currency investment capability. His roles included setting currency strategies for global macro client portfolios, global and international equity, fixed income, multi-asset and balanced portfolios. He was also responsible for the development and management of the currency analysis process. Tom was a member of the Global Asset Allocation and Currency Committee, and the UK Investment Committee. Prior to joining UBS Global Asset Management in 2000, Tom was Head of Currency for Rothschild Asset Management where he spent ten years as part of the Fixed Income and Currency Group. He holds the Institute for Investment Management and Research qualification..

Education: BSc., University of Manchester (UK).

Tenure with William Blair: Since 2011