Baird was founded and based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin over 100 years ago. Baird has grown into a major-regional, employee-owned full-service financial firm with more than 4,600 associates in 200+ offices across three continents. An employee-owned, independent and privately held corporation, Baird was formed through the merger of two fixed income bond desks whose early clients include local governments across the State. Baird operates five core businesses including fixed income capital markets (public finance and sales and trading), equity capital markets, asset management and Baird Funds, Baird Capital and Private Wealth Management. Baird’s client base includes public, private, and non-profit institutions and individuals.