June 1, 2021 - Baird Advisors Chief Investment Officer and Baird Funds President, Mary Ellen Stanek, CFA, was a recent guest on Consuelo Mack WealthTrack. In this interview, she discussed the changing bond market and how the team views opportunities and challenges as they manage their line-up of all-weather bond funds.
Consuelo Mack asked Mary Ellen why being investors' "sleep insurance" is a badge of honor. In her answer, Mary Ellen said the team is always focused on what bond investors are looking for from their fixed income allocations, "What we want to try to do is give our investors a very smooth ride." In describing how the team attempts to provide that smooth ride, she added, "we try to have very high batting averages, we don't try to hit home runs because we don't think we're paid to hit home runs in this asset class."
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