9 Things You Need To Know About Baird

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Here's 9 things you need to know about Baird, an employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, asset management and private equity firm.

1. The firm has posted operating profit for 133 consecutive quarters (33 years of growth) and 201% growth in stock value since 2002.

2. 2012 was the third consecutive year of record profits

3. The firm has client assets of more than $100bn

4. Baird is an independent, employee owned (not listed), with approximately half of all associates owning shares in the company

5. Baird invested through the financial crisis: employment has increased 22% since the beginning of 2008 compared to a 4.4% decline in employment within the U.S. securities industry during the same time period; 44% of Baird’s increase came at Director level or higher

6. The firm was recognised as one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work for 10 consecutive years; the 5th straight year among the top 25

7. Investment banking: Baird advised on a record 157 financings and global M&A transactions in 2012 with a total value of $43bn

8. Equity research: Baird covers roughly 670 stocks; representing approximately 40% of total U.S. market cap: the firm was the no.1 most trusted research firm according to Greenwich Associates for nine consecutive years

9. Private Equity: Baird Capital has raised and managed more than $2.8bn in capital since inception and made investments in more than 255 portfolio companies globally

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