MILWAUKEE, Oct. 12, 2021 – Employee-owned Baird announced today that Warren Pierson, CFA was named Co-Chief Investment Officer of Baird Advisors. Pierson, who has been with the Baird Advisors team for more than 28 years, also serves as a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager for the Baird Funds. 

“This is much deserved recognition for Warren’s diligent leadership on behalf of our clients and acknowledgement of the important role Warren plays on our investment team.” said Mary Ellen Stanek, CFA, Managing Director, Co-Chief Investment Officer of Baird Advisors and President of Baird Funds.

“I have been privileged to be part of this close-knit, client-focused team since its founding and am humbled by this responsibility and the confidence and trust of our clients.” said Warren Pierson.

Baird Advisors is known for managing high-quality investment grade bond portfolios using a duration neutral approach. Baird’s fixed-income business has grown to $128 billion in assets and the team has received a number of awards in 2021, including Morningstar’s #1 Fund Family Award.

About Baird Funds

Baird Funds is a no-load mutual fund family with more than $100 billion in assets as of September 30, 2021. The Baird Funds offer proven track records and a variety of portfolios spanning fixed income and equity asset classes featuring competitive fees and a careful focus on risk control. For more information, visit

About Baird

Putting clients first since 1919, Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets, and private equity firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Baird has approximately 4,600 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients and more than $385 billion in client assets as of June 30, 2021. Committed to being a great workplace, Baird ranked No. 32 on the 2021 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list – its 18th consecutive year on the list.. Baird is the marketing name of Baird Financial Group. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated and Baird Trust Company in the United States and Robert W. Baird Group Ltd. in Europe. Baird also has an operating subsidiary in Asia supporting Baird’s investment banking and private equity operations. For more information, please visit Baird’s website at

Performance data represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of the investment will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance data may be lower or higher than the data quoted. To obtain the fund’s performance to the most recent month end, SEC 30-day yield information, any sales charges, maximum sales charges, loads, fees, total annual operating expense ratio, gross of any fee waivers or expense reimbursements as stated in the fee table contact Baird directly at 866-442-2473 or

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of each fund carefully before investing. This and other information is found in the prospectus and summary prospectus. For a prospectus or summary prospectus, contact Baird directly at 866-442-2473. Please read the prospectus or summary prospectus carefully before investing. The fund prospectuses can be found online.

Source: "Fund Family 150" by Michael Laske, published as of March 2, 2021. (c) 2021 Morningstar Research Services LLC. All Rights Reserved. Based on a rank of asset-weighted fund scores for the 150 largest US fund families compared in the report.

Click here to view the most recent performance and Morningstar category rankings of all Baird Funds.

This is not a complete analysis of every material fact regarding any company, industry or security. The information has been obtained from sources we consider to be reliable, but we cannot guarantee the accuracy.