Baird’s Asset Management Businesses Named to P&I’s 2019 Best Places to Work in Money Management

Firm honored for eight consecutive years

For the eighth consecutive year, Baird Asset Management – which includes Baird Advisors and Baird Equity Asset Management – has earned recognition among Pensions & Investments’ Best Places to Work in Money Management. Baird is one of only five companies that have appeared on the list every year since 2012, the first year Pensions & Investments published the list.

“We have a steadfast commitment to creating a great workplace environment because it enables our associates to do their best work and provide the best service to our clients,” said Mary Ellen Stanek, Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer, Baird Advisors and President of Baird Funds. “We are honored to be recognized by P&I and proud of our consistent track record on this prestigious list.”

The firm’s profile highlighted the many resources and opportunities associates have for continuous improvement and Baird’s commitment to providing a healthy work-life balance for all employees. Baird was also featured in another article, “Attentiveness to charity a good recruitment tool,” which noted the many ways the firm and associates give back to the community.    

“The culture of our team is one of a family. People genuinely care about one another and want the best for everyone, both at work and outside the office. This is from our interns to our CIO,” wrote one associate in the confidential employee survey that firms must complete to be considered for the list.

Baird was also named one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® in 2019, ranking #16 on the list. This is Baird’s 16th consecutive year on the list.

 To be named to P&I's Best Places list, all firms met Best Companies' high threshold for inclusion, and are evaluated against others of similar size. Individual firm profiles reflect U.S. employment numbers and were confirmed by Best Companies in the summer. Assets under management or advisement are as of June 30, unless otherwise noted.

To participate, companies had to have at least 20 employees in the U.S., at least $100 million of discretionary assets under management or advisement and be in business for at least one year. An anonymous employee survey, which aimed to evaluate employee engagement and satisfaction, accounted for 75% of a firm's score; an employer survey, which evaluated workplace policies, practices, benefits and demographics, made up 25%.

To learn more about how P&I’s Best Places to Work in Money Management are selected, please see here (subscription may be required).