Overview


The Baird Equity Opportunity Fund will normally invest at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities. The Fund invests primarily in a select portfolio of equity securities of companies with small- to medium-market capitalizations (those with market capitalizations, at the time of purchase, of less than $20 billion). The Fund will normally hold a limited number (typically 25 to 50) of companies. However, the Fund may hold fewer or more companies from time to time and invest in companies with larger market capitalizations when the Subadvisor believes doing so will help efforts to achieve the Fund’s investment objective. The Fund will hold a mix of both value and growth stocks as part of the Subadvisor’s opportunistic approach to investing.

Effective December 12, 2021, Greenhouse Funds LLLP is the Fund’s sub-advisor. 

Performance

ALL DATA AS OF 7/31/2022
1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Since Inception
Equity Opportunity Fund 9.28 0.25 -9.50 -3.64 5.11 4.99 7.69 7.31
Russell 2000 Index 10.44 1.51 -15.43 -14.29 7.51 7.12 10.60 9.96
Russell 2000 Value Index 9.68 0.74 -9.30 -4.77 9.44 6.71 10.18 9.64
  • 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.

    Prior to December 12, 2021, the fund was managed in accordance with a different investment strategy. The Subadvisor became the Fund’s subadvisor effective December 12, 2021. The performance results shown are from periods during which the Fund was managed by the Advisor prior to the retention of a Subadvisor.

    As a non-diversified fund, the fund may invest a larger percentage of its assets in a smaller number of companies compared to a diversified fund, which increases risk and volatility because each investment has a greater effect on the overall performance. The fund focuses on small- and mid-cap stocks and therefore the performance of the fund may be more volatile, less liquid and more likely to be adversely affected by poor economic or market conditions than investments in larger companies. The fund may invest up to 15% of its total assets in the equity securities of foreign companies. Foreign investments involve additional risks such as currency rate fluctuations, the potential for political and economic instability, and different and sometimes less strict financial reporting standards and regulation.

    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, 2025, to the extent necessary to ensure that the total operating expenses do not exceed 1.50% of the Investor Class’s average daily net assets and 1.25% of the Institutional Class's average daily net assets. Investor class expense ratios include a 0.25% 12b-1 fee.

    The Russell 2000 is the most widely quoted measure of the overall performance of small-cap to mid-cap stocks. It represents approximately 10% of the total Russell 3000 market capitalization. It is made up of the bottom two-thirds in company size of the Russell 3000 index. The Russell 2000 Value Index measures the performance of those Russell 2000 companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecast growth values. Indices are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment.

    Time periods greater than one year are annualized.

Distributions

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 6/30/2022
Security % of Fund
EVO Payments, Inc. Class A 7.79%
Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. 6.58%
Blackbaud, Inc. 6.32%
Evolent Health Inc Class A 5.31%
nVent Electric plc 5.28%
Dropbox, Inc. Class A 4.95%
Valmont Industries, Inc. 4.81%
Verisk Analytics Inc 4.33%
Ingersoll Rand Inc. 4.03%
Infinera Corporation 3.88%
  • Disclosure

    Prior to December 12, 2021, the fund was managed in accordance with a different investment strategy. The Subadvisor became the Fund’s subadvisor effective December 12, 2021. The performance results shown are from periods during which the Fund was managed by the Advisor prior to the retention of a Subadvisor.

    The Index data represented in the table above reflects that of the Russell 2000 Index.