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Christopher Vincent, CFA

a partner of William Blair & Company, L.L.C., is head of the Fixed Income Group within William Blair & Company's Investment Management Division.  He joined William Blair in June 2002 as a fixed income portfolio manager, became manager of the Income Fund in August, 2002, and manager of the Ready Reserves Fund in February, 2003.  A 27-year veteran of fund management, previously, he was a managing director/senior fixed-income portfolio manager with Zurich Scudder Investments for 14 years. Before that he was with Ralston Purina Company for five years in the Treasury department, where he was responsible for fixed income investments for the company's benefit plans. Mr. Vincent is a former board member of the CFA Society of Chicago and remains a volunteer speaker and teacher on the topic of fixed income investing.  Additionally, he serves on the nominating committee of CFA Chicago and is a member of the CFA Institute. 

Education: B.S.B.A., University of Missouri; M.B.A., Saint Louis University

Tenure with William Blair: Since 2002

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Paul J Sularz

a partner of William Blair & Company, L.L.C., became co-manager of the Bond Fund in May 2010.  He joined William Blair in July 2006 as a fixed income portfolio manager. Prior to joining the Firm, he was a Vice President at J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc. from 2004 to 2006, where he was responsible for trading specified pool agency mortgage-backed pass-through securities for the firm’s primary broker/dealer in New York City. Prior to this, he was a Director at Banc One Capital Markets, Inc. within the Asset-Backed and Mortgage-Backed Securities Group from 1995-2004, managing the firm’s mortgage-backed securities trading desk in Chicago. His investment career began in 1990 at Kemper Asset Management Company, where he was an Assistant Portfolio Manager within the fixed income Institutional Asset Management Division. He is currently a member of the CFA Society of Chicago and is a candidate for the CFA Program, completion of Level II.  

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