William Blair Investment Management is Presenting as a Silver Sponsor During Summer Forum in El Paso, Texas

William Blair Investment Management is a Silver Sponsor of TEXPERS' 2022 Summer Educational Forum Aug. 21-23 in El Paso, Texas, and is sending hard currency portfolio manager Jared Lou from the firm's emerging markets debt team to present.

William Blair is an Associate Advisor Member of TEXPERS. The firm is an American multinational independent investment bank and financial services company focusing on investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management.

"William Blair is a longtime partner of TEXPERS, and their speaker, Jared Lou, is well aware of the importance of continuing education for our association's retirement system members," said Art Alfaro, executive director of the Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems. "We appreciate that William Blair is joining us in El Paso to ensure our members understand the latest trends in emerging markets."

William Blair Investment Management has $56.2 billion in assets under management, and the firm has 2,131 employees firmwide (as of June 30, 2022).

Before joining William Blair, Lou, a Chartered Financial Analyst, was a portfolio manager on NN Investment Partners' EMD team, responsible for Latin American hard currency sovereign and quasi-sovereign debt. Before joining NNIP in 2016, he was a sovereign analyst on Grantham, Mayo, Evan Otterloo's EMD team. Previously, Lou worked in risk management at State Street Global Markets and quantitative research at Property and Portfolio Research.

He received a bachelor's degree (cum laude), a master's degree in economics from Tulane University, and an M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management.

Lou's session starts at 4:40 p.m. in the general session room on Monday, Aug. 22, located on the 2nd Floor of Hotel Paso Del Norte.

The theme of this year's Educational Forum, Sharing Solutions in Sun City, invites attendees to share their knowledge and insights on public fund management and investment issues while enjoying the relaxed and historic atmosphere of El Paso. TEXPERS' Educational Forum takes place Aug. 21-23, 2022, at Hotel Paso Del Norte, 10 Henry Trost Ct., El Paso, TX 79901.

A preliminary schedule is available on the Summer Educational Forum's registration site. The program is subject to change.

Online registration ended on Aug. 7. Registration will be available at the event for a higher fee.

TEXPERS, founded in 1989, is a nonprofit, statewide association. The association's members include trustees, administrators, professional service providers, employee groups, and associations involved or interested in managing public employee retirement systems.

For more information, visit www.texpers.org or email [email protected].

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