Baird Advisors Names Warren Pierson Co-CIO
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.
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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 www.rwbaird.com.
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