Duane has 36 years of experience managing fixed income portfolios, with a primary focus on the municipal market. He plays a lead role in the formulation and implementation of investment strategy with a major portion of his time allocated to municipal portfolio management and credit research. Duane obtained his undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University and earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1991. He is currently a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Milwaukee. Prior to joining Baird Advisors, Duane was a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at BMO Global Asset Management where he was the lead portfolio manager for tax-free fixed income strategies.