Brian Singer, CFA, is the head of the Global Macro Strategies Team. Prior to joining William Blair and Company in 2011, he was the head of investment strategies for Singer Partners, LLC. Mr. Singer was the former head of global investment solutions and America's chief investment officer for UBS Global Asset Management. He was a member of the UBS Group managing board and Global Asset Management Executive Committee.
Mr. Singer is a former board member and chair of the CFA Institute board of governors and is also a former member of the Research Foundation of CFA Institute board of trustees. The CFA Institute is a global membership organization that awards the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and leads the investment industry by setting the highest standards of ethics and professional excellence and vigorously advocating for fair and transparent capital markets.
Brian serves on the Exeter College at Oxford University Endowment Investment Committee. In 1991, Brian co-wrote a landmark update to one of the pioneering studies on asset allocation, "Determinants of Portfolio Performance II: An Update", with Gary Brinson and Gilbert Beebower. In 2009, Brian was the lead author of Investment Leadership and Portfolio Management, from Wiley Publishing.
He graduated from Northwestern University in Economics and has an MBA from the University of Chicago.
He lives in Glencoe, Illinois with his wife, Linda and two children, Margo and Andy.