Baird celebrates 100 years of wealth management

Freeman Staff

March 7, 2019

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 billion.

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.