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Company Overview of Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated

Company Overview

Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated (Baird) provides wealth management, investment banking, asset management and private equity services to individuals, financial institutions, and corporate clients. Its services include fixed income investment management, M&A advisory, equity underwriting, private equity placements, and research. It also provides fixed income and institutional equity services sales and trading. The firm provides venture capital and makes private equity investments through Baird Venture Partners and Granville Baird Capital Partners. Baird targets industries including technology, industrial, consumer goods, healthcare, life sciences, financial services, real estate, manufactur...

777 East Wisconsin Avenue

Milwaukee, WI 53202

United States

Founded in 1919





Key Executives for Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director and Member of Executive Committee
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 55
Managing Director, President of Private Wealth Management, Director, Member of Executive Committee, Member of Human Capital Committee, Member of Credit Committee, Member of Investment Advisory Committee, Member of Operations Committee, Member of Product Management Committee and Member of Diversity Steering Committee
Managing Director, Director of Asset Management, President of Baird Funds, Director, Chairman of Diversity Steering Committee and Member of Executive Committee
Age: 59
Managing Director, Director of Research, Products, & Services for Private Wealth Management, Chief Information Officer and Member of Executive Committee
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated Key Developments

Baird Appoints Lydia Xu as Managing Director and Head of China Investment Banking in Shanghai

Baird announced that it has appointed Lydia Xu as managing director and head of china investment banking in Shanghai. In the role, Xu will be responsible for expanding both access to strategic and financial Chinese buyers for the firm's sell side assignments, as well as advisory work from Chinese corporates and private equity firms looking to sell assets, make new investments or refinance debt. Xu joins Baird from BDA Partners where she was a Managing Director. A seasoned investment banker and finance professional with 15 years cross border M&A experience, Xu has advised on transactions across a range of industries, including manufacturing, chemical, auto and healthcare.

Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated Presents at 2016 BIO Investor Forum, Oct-19-2016 12:00 PM

Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated Presents at 2016 BIO Investor Forum, Oct-19-2016 12:00 PM. Venue: Westin St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States. Speakers: Dave Schechner, Managing Director for Health Care Investment Banking Team.

Robert W. Baird & Co. Appoints Christopher Wofford as Managing Director

Wofford joined Robert W. Baird & Co. as a managing director on Sept. 6 and reports to Peter Kies, head of technology and services investment banking. Previously, Wofford was a managing director and head of the transportation, logistics and supply chain practice at Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc. He worked on some of Macquarie Capital USA's recent U.S. and cross-border M&A transactions. Earlier, he was global head of transportation and logistics at Bank of America Securities Corp. and before that, he was a senior M&A banker at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

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