W. Baird and Co.
777 East Wisconsin Avenue
P.O. Box 0672
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Chairman: Paul Purcell
Baird is an employee-owned investment firm offering international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management services. The firm has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia with over $100 billion in assets.
The company's principal operating subsidiaries
are Robert W. Baird & Co. in the United States and Robert
W. Baird Group Ltd. in Europe. It also has an operating subsidiary
in Asia supporting private equity operations.
Based on capital, underwriting and M&A
advisory activity, and the number of Financial Advisors and branch
offices, Baird is one of the U.S.'s largest securities firms
headquartered outside New York.
In 2012, the company posted net revenues of $961 million and operating income of $100 million.
Employment has grown by about 10% over the past five years.
Baird has been named one of the Best Companies to Work For in America by Fortune magazine for 10 consecutive years.
In 1919, Robert Wilson Baird was named
lead partner of a new investment firm called The First Wisconsin
Company, the securities arm of the First Wisconsin National Bank.
He would soon be named President of First Wisconsin Company.
In 1939, the company name is changed to
The Wisconsin Company. Mr. Baird would play a key role in the
formation of the National Association of Securities Dealers.
He would become the NASD's third chairman.
In 1948, The Wisconsin Company purchased
a seat on the NY Stock Exchange. Because firms joining the NYSE
used the name of their lead partner, the company was renamed
Robert W. Baird and Company.
Baird Co. would join the Northwestern Mutual
family of companies in 1982.
In 2004, Baird would become an independent,
- Medical, Dental and Vision Care
- Health Care Spending Account
- Life, Accident and Disability Insurance
- Dependent Care Spending Account
- Profit Sharing & Savings Plan
- 401(k) Savings Plan with Matching Contributions
- Flexible Work Arrangements
- Paid Time Off (PTO)
- "Dress for the Situation" Policy
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Baird University
- Performance Monitoring System
- Advancing Within Baird
- Internship Opportunities
- Baird 529 Associate Payroll Deduction Plan
- Adoption Assistance Program
- Referral Bonus
- Baird University Training
Updated May 27, 2013