Alex Francois

Investment Strategy

William Blair’s positive outlook

American fund manager William Blair has named its top-three investment themes for 2013, nominating attractive valuations in China, the US domestic housing market and the stabilisation of the European financial sector as the stories to watch. Executives from the Chicago-based firm, which has a 70-plus-year history in investment markets, were in Australia in February to […]
Investment Strategy

William Blair touches down in Oz

Chicago-based William Blair Investment Manager is the latest global asset manager to announce it will set up operations in Australia. William Blair, which manages around US$47 billion across equities, hedge funds and fixed income, has announced the appointment of two-decade industry veteran Alex Francois to head its Australian and New Zealand distribution, which is squarely […]