CHICAGO & NEW YORK – William Blair, the premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management, today announced the expansion of the equity research team with the addition of Scott Hansen as associate director of research. Based in New York, Hansen will work closely with and report to William Blair’s director of research, John Kreger.
“I am thrilled to welcome Scott to William Blair and look forward to having him as a leader on our equity research team,” said Kreger. “Scott will play an integral role in the next phase of growth and innovation as we continue our long-term commitment of delivering superior investment ideas for clients.”
Hansen joins with more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Throughout his career, he has managed all aspects of the equity research landscape, including developing commercial research, leading partnerships with equity sales and trading, and supporting professional development initiatives. He spent the last 15 years at JPMorgan in New York and was recently North America associate director of equity research and head of product development. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“I am excited to join William Blair’s equity research team, a respected leader in the delivery of high-level investment insights,” Hansen said. “I look forward to helping scale our ongoing efforts to identify the next generation of high-quality disruptive growth companies, including developing a robust pipeline of talent within the group.”
Consisting of 43 analyst teams across seven industry verticals (consumer; energy and sustainability; financial services and technology; global industrial infrastructure; global services; healthcare; and technology, media, and communications), William Blair’s equity research group is an award-winning team covering more than 700 growth-oriented companies.
In 2022’s Coalition Greenwich survey of North American equities investors, William Blair’s equities team earned top rankings for research, sales, and corporate access, and ranked No. 1 in several sectors across the technology and healthcare categories.
About William Blair
William Blair is the premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We provide advisory services, strategies, and solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs. As an independent and employee-owned firm, together with our strategic partners, we operate in more than 20 offices worldwide.*
*Includes strategic partnerships with Allier Capital, BDA Partners, and Poalim Capital Markets.
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