The Baird Chautauqua International Growth Fund invests primarily in equity securities of non-U.S. companies with medium to large market capitalizations (i.e., those with market capitalizations in excess of U.S. $5 billion at the time of purchase). Equity securities in which the Fund may invest include common stocks, preferred stocks, depository shares and receipts, rights, warrants and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest at least 65% of its total assets at the time of purchase in non-U.S. companies. The Fund will normally be diversified among at least three countries other than the United States. The Fund invests primarily in developed markets but may invest in emerging and less developed markets. In evaluating potential investments, the advisor considers companies with growth characteristics that the advisor believes are likely to benefit from current macroeconomic and global trends and sustainable competitive advantages. The Fund will normally hold a concentrated number (generally 25 to 35) of companies.




The Baird Chautauqua International Growth Fund (Institutional Class) received a Bronze Morningstar Analyst Rating.™ The Fund’s Investor Share Class received a Bronze Morningstar Analyst Rating.™


ALL DATA AS OF 4/30/2023
1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years Since Inception
International Growth Fund 0.59 2.09 12.44 11.52 14.83 7.66 9.49
MSCI AC World Index ex-U.S. 1.74 0.57 8.72 3.05 9.74 2.50 5.81
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    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 hold fewer securities than other diversified funds, which increases the risk and volatility because each investment has a greater effect on the overall performance. Foreign investments involve additional risks such as currency rate fluctuations and the potential for political and economic instability, and different and sometimes less strict financial reporting standards and regulations.

    The Net Expense Ratio is the Gross Expense Ratio minus any reimbursement from the advisor. The advisor has contractually agreed to waive its fees and/or reimburse expenses at least through April 30, 2024, to the extent necessary to ensure that the total operating expenses do not exceed 1.05% of the Investor Class's average daily net assets and 0.80% of the Institutional Class's average daily net assets. Investor class expense ratios include a 0.25% 12b-1 fee.

    The MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. Index® is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed and emerging markets excluding the United States.

    Time periods greater than one year are annualized.

Morningstar Ratings

Category Overall 3 Year 5 Year
International Growth Fund Foreign Large Growth
(403 funds)
(403 funds)
(350 funds)
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Time Period
Type Record Date Reinvest Date Payable Date Amount per Share ($) Reinvest Price ($)
This fund pays annual distributions in December

Portfolio Characteristics

ALL DATA AS OF 3/31/2023
Security % of Fund
Novo Nordisk A/S 5.41%
Constellation Software Inc. 5.17%
ASML Holding 4.47%
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited 4.29%
Waste Connections, Inc. 4.03%
Taiwan Semiconductor 4.02%
Adyen 4.00%
HDFC Bank 3.94%
Safran S.A. 3.80%
Tata Consultancy Services 3.79%
  • Disclosure

    Earnings Growth (EPS – earnings per share – 5 year historical) is the portion of a company's profit allocated to each share of common stock and serves as an indicator of a company’s profitability. Return on Equity is a measure of financial performance calculated by dividing net income by shareholders' equity. Debt-to-Total Capitalization measures the total amount of outstanding company debt as a percentage of the firm’s total capitalization and is a measurement of a company’s financial leverage. P/E Ratio (Forward 12 month) is a valuation of a company’s current share price compared to its expended per-share earnings. The holdings, characteristics and statistical measures used in this fact sheet are not a forecast of the fund’s future performance and subject to change. Specific securities identified do not represent all the securities purchased, sold or held and a reader should not assume these securities were or will be profitable.