William Blair taps McLaughlin as equities head

McLaughlin joins from Truist where he served as head of equity sales, trading, and research.

William Blair has named Scott McLaughlin as head of equities. McLaughlin joins from Truist where he served as head of equity sales, trading, and research.

PRESS RELEASE

CHICAGO & NEW YORK – January 6, 2022 – William Blair, the premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management, today announced that Scott McLaughlin has been named head of equities.

“It is my pleasure to announce Scott’s addition to William Blair’s award-winning institutional sales, trading, and research team, where he will leverage his global expertise to sustain the record-setting growth the group continues to experience,” said Brent Gledhill, William Blair’s president. “I would also like to thank John Moore for his profound and exceptional leadership of this group. Looking ahead, Scott’s leadership will capitalize on many of William Blair’s core strengths and further enhance the collegial relationships of the core teams, while delivering the highest level of client service and thought leadership to continue the expansion of our global client base.”

Based in New York, McLaughlin takes over the role for John C. Moore, who steps away from his day-to-day management and operations responsibilities as the head of institutional sales, trading, and research. Moore will continue with William Blair as vice chair, equities.

“I am honored to join William Blair’s institutional sales, trading, and research team, an industry leader in the delivery of superior investment ideas grounded in a steadfast research capability and underscored by the firm’s commitment to growth-minded stock investing, investments in rapidly growing companies, and premier access to senior management around the globe,” McLaughlin said. “As I chart our course forward, inspired by where we’re positioned today, I would be remiss if I didn’t congratulate my predecessor, John Moore, on the accomplishments the team has achieved under his leadership, and to thank him for ensuring only the smoothest of transitions. I look forward to his continued partnership.”

McLaughlin joins from Truist, where he served as head of equity sales, trading, and research. Drawing on a 23-year career in investment banking, McLaughlin has managed all aspects of equity and convertible sales, sales trading, equity and convertible trading, electronic trading, and research and access programs, complete with international experience. His background includes setting the direction of research products, directing sales teams across national offices, developing and executing sales plans, targets, and performance reviews, P&L responsibility, interfacing with regulators, risk management, negotiating vendor contracts and overall management of major institutional teams. He has also been responsible for lead left execution on more than $4 billion in capital raises. In addition to Truist, McLaughlin has held senior roles at Lazard, Citigroup, and WR Hambrecht + Company. He received his B.S. in finance from Syracuse University and his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

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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.