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David Nyren

AB ’86 Econ
AMD Capital

In March 2002, Nyren, along with two other principals from William Blair & Company (Chicago), founded an independent marketing firm, AMD Capital. AMD works with investment firms from around the world who manage money in a variety of investment disciplines, including traditional asset classes (long-only stock and bond managers), hedge funds, and private equity. The focus of the asset gathering efforts is to investment consultants, large plan sponsors (i.e., endowments, foundations, and corporate pension plans), large family offices and other investment intermediaries. In addition, AMD assists their investment firms in educating the investing clients on current portfolio positioning, as well as informing these clients of market conditions and the effect these conditions have on their portfolio.

In 1995, Nyren began his investment career with William Blair & Company and a year later became the lead marketing professional for William Blair’s Investment Management Department.  In 1999, he became a principal in the firm.  From 1986-1995, Nyren worked for The Prudential Insurance Company of America.

Nyren received his MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, majoring in finance and marketing.  He and his wife, Carolyn, have three children and live in Northbrook, IL.  He has been involved in various local volunteer positions for a number of years, including being a Director for the Western Golf Association and chairing the 2018 Western Amateur Golf Championship.. In addition to being a member of the University of Michigan’s ELC, Nyren is a member of the LSA Dean’s Advisory Council.