Christopher Vincent, CFA
Head of William Blair’s Fixed Income team and a Portfolio Manager for the firm’s Fixed Income strategies and a Portfolio Manager for the firm’s Bond Fund, Income Fund, Low Duration Fund, and Ready Reserves Fund. Prior to joining William Blair in 2002, Chris was a portfolio manager at Kemper Financial Services (and its successor firms) in Chicago for 14 years. In that role, Chris managed core and core plus fixed income portfolios for institutional clients. He began his investment career in 1983 as a pension plan sponsor at Ralston Purina, a Fortune 100 company headquartered in St. Louis. Chris is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago. Chris is actively involved in the leadership of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago. Chris is the Chairman of the CFA Society of Chicago’s Board of Directors for the Board’s 2014–2015 fiscal year. In the past, Chris has served on the CFA Institute’s Annual Conference Advisory Group and has served as Vice Chair and Secretary/Treasurer for the CFA Society of Chicago’s Board of Directors.
Education: B.S.B.A., University of Missouri; M.B.A., Saint Louis University
Tenure with William Blair: Since 2002
Paul J Sularz
Portfolio Manager for the firm’s Fixed Income strategies and the firm’s Bond Fund and Low Duration Fund. Prior to joining William Blair in 2006, Paul was Vice President at J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc. (2004–2006) where he was responsible for trading specified pool agency mortgage-backed pass-through securities for the firm’s primary broker/dealer located in New York City. Prior to his position at J.P. Morgan, Paul was a Director at Banc One Capital Markets, Inc. within the Asset-Backed and Mortgage-Backed Securities Group from 1995–2004, where he managed the firm’s mortgage-backed securities trading desk in Chicago. Paul began his career in 1990 as an Assistant Portfolio Manager at Kemper Asset Management Company within the fixed income Institutional Asset Management Division. Paul is a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of Chicago.
Education: B.A. in Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.B.A., University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business.
Tenure with William Blair: Since 2006