Global Leaders Fund

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Ken McAtamney

Ken McAtamney, partner, is the head of the global equity team and a portfolio manager for William Blair's International Growth, Global Leaders, International Leaders, and Emerging Markets Leaders strategies. Ken is also a member of the Investment Management leadership team. He was previously co-director of research and a mid-large-cap industrials and healthcare analyst. Before joining William Blair in 2005, Ken was a vice president at Goldman Sachs and Co., where he was responsible for institutional equity research coverage for both international and U.S. equity. Before that, he was a corporate banking officer with NBD Bank. 

Education: B.A., Michigan State University; M.B.A. Indiana University. 

Tenure with William Blair: Since 2005

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Andy Flynn, CFA

Andy Flynn, CFA, partner, is a portfolio manager for William Blair's International Small Cap Growth and Global Leaders strategies. Since joining William Blair in 2005, Andy has served as a U.S. industrials and consumer analyst and a non-U.S. consumer, healthcare, and IT analyst. He was also a portfolio manager for the firm's Global Small Cap Growth strategy. Before joining the firm, Andy was a senior equity analyst and portfolio manager at Northern Trust, where he specialized in mid- and small-capitalization growth companies. Before that, he was a senior equity analyst at Scudder Kemper Investments and a research assistant at Fidelity Investments. Andy is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society Chicago. 

Education: B.A., Economics, University of Kansas; M.B.A., Finance emphasis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Tenure with William Blair: Since 2005

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Hugo Scott-Gall

Hugo Scott–Gall, partner, is a portfolio manager for the Global Leaders and Emerging Markets Leaders strategies, and Co-Director of Research for the Global Equity team. Before joining William Blair in 2018, Hugo was a managing director and head of the thematic research team at Goldman Sachs. In that role, he managed a global team of approximately 15 people who investigated thematic changes, analyzed their effects across industries, and sought to identify long–term structurally advantaged companies. He and his team produced Fortnightly Thoughts, a publication offering thematic insights across sectors, and GS Sustain, a long–term–focused publication that sought to find best–in–breed companies, with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) analysis forming an integral part of the process. He also oversaw GS Dataworks, a team that used alternative data to augment fundamental research. Before his move into thematic research, Hugo was an equity research analyst covering European transportation companies. Before joining Goldman Sachs, he was an equity research analyst at Fidelity Investments.

Tenure with William Blair: Since 2018