Equities

A trusted partner in dynamic global markets.

Through an experienced salesforce and robust distribution network, we deliver customized investment strategies, access to senior management, underwriting, and trade execution for equity and debt securities to investors and issuers globally.
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3,400+

U.S. securities
for which we make a market

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270+

preferred stocks
for which we make a market

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250+

convertible securities
for which we make a market

As of September 30, 2021

Equity Sales & Trading

Through the continuity and expertise of our people, strength of our distribution network, and quality of our equity research, we cultivate long-standing relationships with leading institutional investors and growth-oriented issuers.

  • Global Institutional Equity Trading

    We provide superior client service and optimized trade execution in all market conditions for over 3,400 equities and over 270 preferred stocks (as of September 30, 2021).

  • Domestic and International Equity Sales

    At William Blair we provide superior access to value-added insight. Through an extensive array of conferences, road shows, and one-on-one meetings, we leverage our highly regarded equity research and facilitate the flow of information between investors and management of quality growth companies.

  • Syndicate

    Our network of quality, long-term investors enables growth-oriented companies to confidently access equity capital markets.

Fixed Income Sales & Trading

Through our experienced, dedicated fixed-income sales force and proven underwriting capabilities, we provide high-quality distribution for our issuing clients and optimized execution for investors.

  • Convertible Securities Sales and Trading

    With comprehensive institutional client relationships and market making abilities, the convertible group offers expertise in trading, research and security selection. William Blair has relationships with over 400 institutional clients and is a market maker in over 250 securities.

  • Preferred Stock Sales and Trading

    As market makers in more than 460 preferred securities and fixed income ETF's, our team provides liquidity and market insight for our clients. Veteran traders with over 20 years of experience review client portfolios to identify opportunities to achieve their fixed income goals. We maintain a healthy inventory of taxable and tax-advantaged preferred stocks, and we actively participate as underwriters and distributors for new issues.

Corporate Access

Our non-deal roadshows, conferences, and investor field trips facilitate the exchange of ideas and build relationships between senior corporate management and key decision makers with leading institutional investors.

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