Alaina Anderson is a Partner and Portfolio Manager at William Blair & Company. Ms. Anderson joined William Blair in 2006 as a Research Analyst on the Global Equities team and has over a decade of experience covering stocks globally. As Portfolio Manager of William Blair’s International Leaders ADR strategy, Ms. Anderson leads decision-making for a $700M portfolio. In addition to these responsibilities, Ms. Anderson is intimately involved in creating and publishing investment insights for William Blair’s institutional clients, as well as client retention and business development activities. Ms. Anderson is the former president of the Chicago Booth School of Business Black Alumni Association and a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow from the class of 2014. She is also a board member and Fundraising Chair of the North Lawndale Employment Network and a member of the William Blair Investment and Audit Committees. Ms. Anderson graduated from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in economics and earned her MBA from Chicago Booth School of Business. She is member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority and a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society of Chicago.