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Wall Street’s Top-Ranked Macro Research Firm

Wall Street’s Top-Ranked Macro Research Firm

Voted the top macro research firm in Institutional Investor’s annual All-America Research poll! Strategas is Baird's premier provider of macro research, government policy insights, and investment strategy.

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Baird recognized among the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®

Baird recognized among the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®

18th consecutive year Baird's employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets and private equity firm has been honored on the list.

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Barron’s interview with Baird Vice Chairman John Taft

Barron’s interview with Baird Vice Chairman John Taft

Career path and role at Baird, as well as his views on current market events, the importance of financial literacy, and the SEC’s Regulation Best Interest.

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Morningstar Report Ranks Baird Funds #1 of 150 Fund Families

Morningstar Report Ranks Baird Funds #1 of 150 Fund Families

Baird Funds recognized atop Morningstar's most recent Fund Family 150 report.

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Rodney Jones-Tyson Featured in Chicago Booth Magazine

Rodney Jones-Tyson Featured in Chicago Booth Magazine

Rodney Jones-Tyson, Baird’s Chief Risk Officer, is featured in the Winter 2021 edition of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business’ alumni publication, Chicago Booth Magazine, where he shares his perspectives on innovation, career growth and giving back.  

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Baird Named to Corporate Equality Index’s Best Places to Work For LGBTQ Equality

Baird Named to Corporate Equality Index’s Best Places to Work For LGBTQ Equality

Earns 100 on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual assessment of LGBTQ Workplace Equality.

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Baird MidCap Fund Celebrates 20 Years

Baird MidCap Fund Celebrates 20 Years

Congratulations to the Baird MidCap Fund (BMDIX) on 20 years of strong results for clients throughout challenging market environments. Learn more about BMDIX. 

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Baird Recognized as Best Places to Work in Money Management

Baird Recognized as Best Places to Work in Money Management

Multi-Year Winner! Congratulations to our asset management teams for being recognized as a 2020 Pensions & Investments "Best Places to Work in Money Management" for the ninth consecutive year. Baird is one of only five companies to have made the list every year.

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Baird Recognized on the Great Place to Work's Best Workplaces for Parents™ 2020

Baird Recognized on the Great Place to Work's Best Workplaces for Parents™ 2020

Baird has been honored as one of Great Place to Work’s 2020 Best Workplaces for Parents, a list compiled by Great Place to Work based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. Baird ranked No. 56 out of 100 companies on the list.

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Baird Receives Gold Recognition in 2020 Workplace Health Achievement Index

Baird Receives Gold Recognition in 2020 Workplace Health Achievement Index

Baird has received Gold Recognition in the American Heart Association’s 2020 Workplace Health Achievement Index. This accomplishment reflects the firm’s commitment to associate well-being and Baird’s Core Belief to “seek personal balance and well being at home, work and in community involvement.”

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Baird Receives 2021 Military Friendly Employer Designation

Baird Receives 2021 Military Friendly Employer Designation

For the second year in a row, Baird is honored to be designated a Military Friendly Employer. The designation highlights Baird's progress in helping veterans achieve their career goals through various hiring, retention and development programs.

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Morningstar Thrilling 36, Once Again

Morningstar Thrilling 36, Once Again

Morningstar recently published its Thrilling 36 list of mutual funds and, once again, Baird’s Core Plus Bond, Aggregate Bond, and Short-Term Bond funds made the list. The Thrilling 36 pares more than 8,000 funds to a short list of outstanding funds accessible to individual investors.  

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Talking Wealth

Talking Wealth

Crain’s Chicago Business: Incorporating Charitable Giving Into Your Financial Plan

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Barron’s 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance: Mary Ellen Stanek

Barron’s 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance: Mary Ellen Stanek

Mary Ellen Stanek, CFA, Chief Investment Officer of Baird Advisors and President of Baird Funds, was selected for Barron’s inaugural list of the 100 Most Influential Women In U.S. Finance.

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Trading Amid COVID-19

Trading Amid COVID-19

Jack Miller, Baird's Head of Global Execution Services, discussed COVID-19's impact on trading floors and what the "new normal" may look like, highlighting the benefits of Baird's trading flexibility and balanced business model.

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Baird's Booth: Dealing with unprecedented pandemic issues

Baird's Booth: Dealing with unprecedented pandemic issues

With offices around the world, Steve Booth, president and CEO of Baird, has had an international view of the huge impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on economies from the United States to Europe to Asia.

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100 Most Influential Women in Finance

100 Most Influential Women in Finance

Barron's has named Mary Ellen Stanek, Director of Baird Advisors, to its inaugural list. 

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Baird Receives Military Friendly Employer Designation for 2020 

Baird Receives Military Friendly Employer Designation for 2020 

For the first time, Baird has earned the designation in recognition of the firm's commitment to serving the military community through career advancement and philanthropic initiatives.

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Tributes to Baird Chairman Paul Purcell 

Tributes to Baird Chairman Paul Purcell 

Baird Chairman Paul Purcell passed away on Feb. 28. In Milwaukee, local media paid tribute to Paul’s impact on the community, on Baird and in the industry.

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2020 FORTUNE '100 Best Companies to Work For' List

2020 FORTUNE '100 Best Companies to Work For' List

This year, Baird ranks No. 13, the twelfth consecutive year we’ve ranked in the top 25 and a testament to our associates who continuously foster an environment of trust, respect and teamwork.

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100% on 2020 Corporate Equality Index

100% on 2020 Corporate Equality Index

Earns designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

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Morningstar's Thrilling 34 Funds List 

Morningstar's Thrilling 34 Funds List 

Four Baird Funds were recently named to Morningstar’s Thrilling 34! The Baird Core Plus Bond, Aggregate Bond, Short-Term Bond and MidCap funds were included in the "short list of outstanding funds accessible to individual investor.

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Remembering G. Frederick Kasten, Jr. 

Remembering G. Frederick Kasten, Jr. 

Former Chairman, President & CEO made a lasting impact on Baird’s culture and opened a world of possibilities for our future. Celebrate his life, leadership, and legacy with us. 1939-2019

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2019 Best Places to Work - 8th Consecutive Year

2019 Best Places to Work - 8th Consecutive Year

Baird’s Asset Management Businesses Named to Pension & Investment’s 2019 Best Places to Work in Money Management.

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The Deal Is Done

The Deal Is Done

Jim Allen, Vice Chairman, and Steve Booth, President and CEO, discuss what Baird’s acquisition of Hilliard Lyons means for associates, the firm and Louisville moving forward in a Q&A with Louisville Business First.

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The Face of Wealth Planning

The Face of Wealth Planning

Baird recognized in the annual "Best of the City" edition of Evansville Living Magazine. September/October 2019.

"...a complete range of life circumstances, from education funding and debt management to retirement, estate and business succession planning, and insurance. The right financial plan will help you build, manage, protect, and transition your wealth. It will have all the elements you need -- and none that you don't."


Evansville Business Magazine's "Leading Women in Business"

August/September 2019

Baird's 100th Anniversary Celebration

Baird's 100th Anniversary Celebration

More than 7,000 Baird (and newly joined Hilliard Lyons) employees and guests packed the Wisconsin Center District and Summerfest grounds last week to celebrate their 100th Anniversary! The event culminated with private concerts from the Zac Brown Band and 38 Special along Milwaukee's lakefront.

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The Hilliard Lyons Deal Is Done. What Happens Next?

The Hilliard Lyons Deal Is Done. What Happens Next?

Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc. has completed its acquisition of Hilliard Lyons and Hilliard Lyons Trust Co. Jim Allen, chairman and CEO of Louisville-based Baird, was recently interviewed by Louisville Business First.

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Executive Q&A: Steve Booth Leads Baird into its Second Century

Executive Q&A: Steve Booth Leads Baird into its Second Century

"Baird is a very well known, very attractive firm in our industry. Any wealth management firm with the size and the resources in the United States … would have loved, loved to have acquired it. And that fact that they chose us — and chose us exclusively and preemptively — I think is maybe a proof point on where Baird has now landed in our industry."

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Hilliard Lyons Becomes Part of Baird

Hilliard Lyons Becomes Part of Baird

“Today is a day to celebrate. To welcome Hilliard Lyons’ associates and clients to the Baird family during our 100th anniversary year is a tremendous achievement that brings all of us great pride,” said Steve Booth, Baird President & CEO. “We are excited to build on Hilliard Lyons’ long legacy of exceptional client service and look to a very bright future as a unified firm.”of thoughtful client relationships.

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Kim Schultz joins Baird' Evansville branch

Kim Schultz joins Baird' Evansville branch

“We are pleased to welcome Kim to our Evansville Office,” said Phillip Roberts, Senior Vice President and Regional Director. “Kim’s experience as a Chartered Financial Planning Counselorâ„ , CPA, and financial advisor will be the perfect fit for many of our clients’ financial needs. As clients approach life-changing financial transitions such as retirement, selling a business, or changing careers, we know that Kim’s counsel will help them towards financial peace of mind.”

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<a href="https://hilliard.com/press-company-news/hilliard-baird">Baird agrees to join Baird</a>

Baird agrees to join Baird

HL Financial Services, LLC (the parent company of Baird and Hilliard Lyons Trust Company) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to allow Baird and Hilliard Lyons Trust Company to join Baird. The agreement has also been approved by Houchens Industries, Inc., the majority shareholder of HL Financial Services, LLC.

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