General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> October 18, 1999

W. George Greig – William Blair & Co

W. GEORGE GREIG is a Principal of William Blair & Company, LLC and has co-managed the Fund since its inception in 1998. He joined the Investment Management Department in 1996 as an International Portfolio Manager in 1996, prior to which he headed International Equities for PNC Bank in Philadelphia. Mr. Greig was also a founding partner of Pilgrim Baxter & Associates, where he was an Analyst, Research Director, and Portfolio Manager, as well as Chief Investment Officer of Framlington Group. Mr. Greig holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. Profile
JEFFREY A. URBINA joined William Blair & Company in 1996 and has co- managed the Fund since its inception in 1998. In addition to the Emerging Market Growth Fund, he is responsible for emerging market research for the William Blair International Growth Fund. From 1991 to 1996, Mr. Urbina was Senior Vice President and Director of Emerging Market Research and a Portfolio Manager for the Van Kampen American Capital Navigator Fund in Luxembourg during which time he also served as Director of Fixed Income Research and was a member of the Investment Policy Committee. Prior to this, he was associated with Citicorp and Harris Bank in Chicago. Mr. Urbina holds a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Profile
TWST: Is William Blair known for any particular style? Tell us something

about your approach to investing in general.

Mr. Greig: The firm, as you may know, has been around for a long time,