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Baird Facts

Founded in 1919, Baird is an international financial services firm with more than $300 billion in client assets. We provide Private Wealth Management, Asset ManagementInvestment Banking, Capital Markets and Private Equity services to clients through our offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. As employee-owners, we manage for the long-term, continuously building capabilities to best serve clients. And we conservatively manage our balance sheet and capital position to maintain financial flexibility in all types of market conditions. On April 1, 2019, Hilliard Lyons and Hilliard Lyons Trust Company became wholly owned subsidiaries of Baird, enhancing client services and adding approximately $50 billion to Baird’s client assets.

A Century of Growth and Success

Over the past 100 years, Baird's capabilities have grown with our clients' needs. Our five complementary businesses help diversify and balance revenue through all types of market conditions. Our structure and independence give us the financial strength to make ongoing investments in the professional expertise and distinctive culture that make Baird a trusted partner for individuals, municipalities, corporations and institutions around the world.

Private Wealth Management

Baird’s Wealth Management professionals provide comprehensive wealth management strategies and solutions for high-net-worth individuals and their families across the United States.

Asset Management

Baird’s fixed income and equity portfolio managers offer disciplined investing and outstanding service to institutional investors and individuals through customized portfolios and mutual funds.

Fixed Income Capital Markets

Baird’s Fixed Income Sales & Trading team provides investment ideas and trade execution for U.S. institutional clients. Our Public Finance professionals offer debt underwriting and advisory services to clients in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

Investment Banking / Equity Capital Markets

Baird’s Global Investment Banking group provides M&A, debt advisory and equity financing services to companies, entrepreneurs and private equity and venture capital firms. Our Institutional Equities business provides research, sales and trading expertise to institutional investors around the globe.

Private Equity 

Baird Capital, our private equity business, makes venture capital, growth equity and buyout investments in lower middle-market companies in the Industrial Solutions, Technology & Services and Healthcare sectors.