The Fund is managed through a duration-neutral, risk-controlled approach with a strong emphasis on the long-term perspective.  The investment objective of the Fund is to seek an annual rate of total return, before fund expenses, greater than the annual rate of total return of the Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index. The Fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in the following types of U.S. dollar-denominated debt securities:

  • U.S. government and other public sector entities
  • Asset-backed and mortgage-backed obligations of U.S. and foreign issuers
  • Corporate debt of U.S. and foreign issuers

The Fund only invests in debt securities rated investment-grade at the time of purchase.



The Baird Aggregate Bond Fund (Institutional Class) received a Gold Morningstar Analyst Rating.™ The Fund’s Investor Share Class received a Silver Morningstar Analyst Rating.™



ALL DATA AS OF 11/30/2021
1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Since Inception
Aggregate Bond Fund 0.23 -0.76 -1.23 -0.93 6.13 4.10 3.88 5.20
Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index 0.30 -0.60 -1.29 -1.15 5.52 3.65 3.04 4.70
  • Disclosure

    Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment in the fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. The funds' current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted.

    The Fund may invest in mortgage- and asset-backed securities which may be subject to prepayment risk and thus may be more sensitive to interest rate changes than other types of debt securities. The Fund may also invest in U.S. dollar-denominated securities issued by foreign issuers which involve additional risks including political and economic instability, differences in financial reporting standards and less regulated securities markets. While the U.S. government has historically provided financial support to various U.S. government-sponsored agencies, no assurance can be given that it will do so in the future if it is not obligated by law. A bond's market value may be affected significantly by changes in interest rates – generally, when interest rates rise, the bond's market value declines and when interest rates decline, its market value rises ("interest rate risk").

    The Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index is a fixed income, market-value index generally representative of investment-grade fixed-rate debt issues, including government, corporate, asset-backed, and mortgage-backed securities with maturities of at least one year. Indices are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment.

    Time periods greater than one year are annualized.

Morningstar Rankings

ALL DATA AS OF 10/31/2021
Category Overall 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year
Aggregate Bond Fund Intermediate Core Bond
(379 funds)
(379 funds)
(335 funds)
(249 funds)
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Time Period Toggle
Type Record Date Reinvest Date Payable Date Amount per Share ($) Reinvest Price ($)
Income 11/23/2021 11/24/2021 11/26/2021 0.01667894 11.33
Income 10/25/2021 10/26/2021 10/27/2021 0.01785636 11.39
Income 9/23/2021 9/24/2021 9/27/2021 0.01749790 11.50
Income 8/24/2021 8/25/2021 8/26/2021 0.01659019 11.53
Income 7/26/2021 7/27/2021 7/28/2021 0.01853547 11.60
Income 6/24/2021 6/25/2021 6/28/2021 0.01822677 11.44
Income 5/24/2021 5/25/2021 5/26/2021 0.01820428 11.43
Income 4/23/2021 4/26/2021 4/27/2021 0.01850965 11.42
Income 3/24/2021 3/25/2021 3/26/2021 0.01669013 11.36
Income 2/24/2021 2/25/2021 2/26/2021 0.01916843 11.42
Income 1/25/2021 1/26/2021 1/27/2021 0.01575977 11.70

Portfolio Characteristics

ALL DATA AS OF 9/30/2021
Quality Profile Fund Index
U.S. Treasury 29.6% 38.5%
U.S. Agency 19.6% 29.7%
AAA 9.2% 3.4%
AA 3.6% 3.0%
A 13.8% 11.3%
BBB 23.4% 14.1%
Below BBB 0.7% 0.0%
Not Rated 0.0% 0.0%
  • Disclosure

    The quality profile is calculated on a market value-weighted basis. Per the Baird Funds prospectus, each security in the Fund is assigned the highest credit quality rating provided by a nationally recognized statistical rating organization (e.g. S&P, Moody’s, Fitch). For pre-refunded securities, the reported credit quality reflects the highest reported rating from S&P, Moody’s or Fitch for the underlying collateral. Per the Bloomberg index controlling rating methodology, each security in the index is assigned a rating using S&P, Moody’s, and Fitch (middle of three ratings, lower of two ratings, or singular rating if rated by one rating agency). Ratings are measured on a scale that generally ranges from AAA (highest) to D (lowest).

    Totals sum based on unrounded data. Breakouts are shown rounded to the nearest tenth and may not visually sum.