Macro Diversification

There’s diversification—and there’s macro diversification. Bottom-up diversification is no longer sufficient. Exposures to macroeconomic risk—and benefits of those exposures—are not the residual outcome of individual security selection.

Every portfolio needs both top-down and bottom-up portfolio management. We believe that the absence of top-down diversification results in a portfolio whose diversification is incomplete.

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See How Macro Diversification Works

See how macro diversification works in our interactive motion chart that shows how the William Blair Macro Allocation Fund dynamically manages its market and currency exposures worldwide.


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How much do you know about the benefits of macro diversification for investment portfolios? Answer these 6 questions to test your command of the rationale for top-down investing.

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How to Access Macro Diversification

The William Blair Macro Allocation Fund can invest in more than 70 markets and 30 currencies around the world. Learn how the Fund invests opportunistically with a focused risk management style.

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Macro Allocation Fund Videos

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Brian Singer, CFA, head of William Blair's Dynamic Allocation Strategies team and co-portfolio manager of the William Blair Macro Allocation Fund.

 

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Brian Singer Quoted in Money Magazine Article Addressing Falling Oil Prices

Brian Singer, partner and co-portfolio manager of the William Blair Macro Allocation Fund, was quoted in a recent Money magazine article titled “3 Reasons Not to Panic Over the Stock Market Plunge.” Read More

Brian Singer Featured on "WealthTrack" with Consuelo Mack

Brian Singer, head of William Blair’s Dynamic Allocation Strategies team and co-portfolio manager of the William Blair Macro Allocation Fund, appeared on “WealthTrack” recently where he discussed why macro investing matters with host Consuelo Mack. Read More

Meet the Team

The William Blair Dynamic Allocation Strategies team has 16 years of investment team continuity.

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Pictured, left to right:
Guy Bloomfield, started in industry 2000
Patrick Hurless, started in industry in 1992
Lotta Moberg, Ph.D., started in industry in 2015
Renato Staub, Ph.D., started in industry in 1996*
John Simmons, CFA, started in industry in 1997
Kyle Concannon, CFA, started in industry in 2007
Sam Marshall, started in industry in 2001
Tom Clarke, started in industry in 1990
Brian Singer, CFA, started in industry in 1982
Edouard Senechal, CFA, FRM, started in industry in 2000
April Powell, started in industry in 2000
Ross Hambrick, CFA, started in industry in 2013
Aaron Balsam, CFA, started in industry in 1998

*Renato works with the Dynamic Allocation Strategies team through a business agreement between Covariance AG and William Blair & Company.

The joining of the following team members denotes investment team continuity: Brian Singer, Renato Staub, and Tom Clarke.
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