China A-Shares Growth Fund

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Casey Preyss, CFA

Portfolio manager for the Emerging Markets Growth strategy. Since joining William Blair in 2000, Casey has been a research analyst covering Industrials, IT and Resources and has also served as the Global Industrials Sector Team Leader. Prior to his fundamental research responsibilities Casey was a Quantitative Analyst with the team. Prior to joining the firm, Casey was with Thomas White International as an International Equity Research Sales Associate. 

Education: B.S. B.A., The Ohio State University; M.B.A., University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Tenure with William Blair: Since 2000

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Vivian Lin Thurston, CFA

Portfolio manager for William Blair's China A-Shares Growth strategy and a global research analyst covering Chinese equities. Previously, she was a global research analyst covering large-cap consumer companies. Before joining William Blair, Vivian was vice president and consumer sector head at Calamos Investments. Before that, she was an executive director and senior investment analyst at UBS Global Asset Management/Brinson Partners, where she was responsible for stock selection and research for consumer sectors in the United States and emerging markets. Vivian also held roles at Mesirow Financial, China Agribusiness Development Trust and Investment Corporation, and Vanke.

Education: B.A., Peking University; M.A., M.S., University of Illinois

Tenure with William Blair: Since 2015