Alaina Anderson is a global research analyst covering real-estate stocks at William Blair. Before joining William Blair in 2006, Anderson was a senior analyst in the investments department of the MacArthur Foundation. Her responsibilities included providing research support for internally managed portfolios, conducting investment manager due diligence, and selecting and monitoring the foundation’s U.S., non-U.S., and hedge-fund portfolios. Before working at the MacArthur Foundation, Anderson served as an investor relations consultant with Ashton Partners and a financial advisor with UBS Painewebber. She is a trustee of Lawrence Hall Youth Services and a member of the CFA Society of Chicago. Anderson received a bachelor’s degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.