MILWAUKEE — For 100 years,
Baird, an employee-owned, international wealth management firm, has
provided services to clients.
On Monday, members of Baird’s Executive Committee rang the closing
bell on the New York Stock Exchange to commemorate the anniversary.
“As we celebrate 100 years, we reflect on our commitment to client
service that started in 1919 with Robert W. Baird and his guiding
principle: ‘Clients come first,’” said Steve Booth, Baird president
& CEO, in a statement. “This ideal, which we continue to hold true
today, has helped fuel a century of success for our firm, during
which we’ve grown our capabilities and expanded into new businesses
and strategic markets around the world, all to best meet the
evolving needs of our clients.”
Today, Baird has approximately 3,500 associates serving the needs of
individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients through
more than 100 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Revenues in 2018 were $1.78 billion, the ninth consecutive year of
record results, and client assets entrusted to Baird exceeded $208
Baird is an employee-owned and independent firm.
In February, Baird was named to FORTUNE magazine’s 2019 list of the
100 Best Companies to Work For, ranking No. 16. It was the firm’s
16th consecutive year of being recognized for its commitment to
being a great place to work.