Asset Management

Our Asset Management teams' long-term success is rooted in their professional continuity, disciplined investing, collaborative approach and unwavering focus on clients.

Baird Advisors and Baird Investment Management have a drive to deliver exceptional service and competitive results across full market cycles. Their continued strength is rooted in a consistency of investment philosophy and investment talent. Their portfolio managers average more than 22 years of industry experience and long tenure together, which generates deep collaboration and strong client relationships. During 2015 and early 2016, we expanded our equity and fixed income investment teams and product offerings, and we attracted new clients. Total assets under management across Asset Management grew to $39.4 billion at the end of 2015 – a 24% increase over 2014.

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For the fourth consecutive year, Pensions & Investments ranked Baird Asset Management as the No. 1 Best Place to Work in Money Management among managers our size.


Baird Advisors, our fixed income asset management business, is led by veteran portfolio managers who have invested together across three decades and numerous fixed income cycles. Baird Advisors' time-tested approach focuses on adding value over benchmark returns via yield curve positioning, sector allocation, investment selection and competitive execution. The team's deep experience, disciplined investing and continuity of talent attracted a strong inflow of new assets during 2015. Assets under management increased 26% to $36.6 billion at the end of 2015.

Baird Investment Management takes a similarly rigorous approach. It employs a detailed bottom-up analysis to identify quality investments, manage volatility and control risk. And like Baird Advisors, Baird Investment Management's senior portfolio managers interact directly with our clients to provide perspective and advice. Assets under management grew to more than $2.8 billion at the end of the year.

134% increase

Assets under management have grown 134% over the past five years.


We made a number of strategic additions to our investment teams to support our businesses' momentum and growing client base. Baird Advisors expanded its product lineup by hiring a nationally recognized municipal bond team with deep knowledge of both the taxable and tax-exempt municipal markets. We also broadened Baird Investment Management's capabilities through the acquisition of Chautauqua Capital Management, an established manager specializing in global and international equities. The business, which joined Baird in January 2016 and will retain its name, has approximately $700 million in invested assets. Its veteran portfolio managers average 19 years of investment experience and offer high-quality, growth-oriented portfolios to qualified investors.

Baird also provides clients with additional investment options via our large minority investments in Greenhouse Funds, an independent asset manager whose products include a hedge fund, and RiverFront Investment Group, which offers fixed income and equity investment strategies.

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22 years

Baird's fixed income and equity portfolio managers average 22 years of industry experience.