BAIRD - 100 YEARS
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Looking back on 100 years of growth and success, we understand we owe it all to the trust our clients have placed in us - across generations and many market cycles.

1919 - 2019

1919

Founded in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1934

Became employee-
owned and independent
for the first time after
purchasing $1 million in
our common stock from
our parent corporation

1948

Secured our seat
on the New York
Stock Exchange

1982

Northwestern Mutual Life
Insurance Company acquired
a majority interest in Baird -
our associates retained a 20%
ownership stake

1988

Associate ownership
increased to 36%

1999

Expanded into Europe
via London-based
Granville

2001

Associate ownership
increased to
approximately 45%

2003

Opened first office
in Asia market

2004

Repurchased the majority
of our outstanding
company shares from
Northwestern Mutual,
becoming independent and
employee-owned once again

2004

Recognized among
Fortune 's 100 Best
Companies to Work For®
in the United States for
the first time

2014

Welcomed McAdams
Wright Ragen
to Baird

2018

Welcomed Strategas
and M. Griffith Investment
Services to Baird

2019

Welcomed
Hilliard Lyons
to Baird