Sales & Trading Expertise

Baird’s closely coordinated teamwork enables us to broaden our account coverage, expand our product offerings and build lasting relationships with clients in a broad range of areas:


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Baird’s sales professionals, averaging 10 years or more of experience, provide a wide range of fixed income securities to institutions across the nation, which include:

  •  Corporations
  •  Financial and depository institutions
  •  Insurance companies
  •  Hedge funds
  •  Investment advisors
  •  Mutual funds
  •  Public funds

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We place a strong emphasis on mortgage trading, focusing exclusively on mortgage and structured products. In all, our experienced senior traders and underwriters are active in all sectors of the secondary market, including:

  • ARMs
  • Asset-backed securities
  • Brokered CDs
  • CMO/pass-throughs
  • Commercial mortgage-backed securities
  • Corporates
  • Government/agencies
  • Preferred stock
  • Taxable munis

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Baird’s senior traders and underwriters are actively involved in negotiated and competitively bid municipal issues, pricing more than 1,000 new issues annually. Together, our experienced Public Finance team and seasoned competitive syndicate have expanded our reach into more nationally based transactions and earned us recognition as a top municipal bond underwriter nationally, serving as senior managing underwriter on more issues than any other firm nationally.

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Baird’s team of more than 35 High-Yield sales and trading professionals works with clients seeking high-yield, investment-grade instruments while mitigating exposure to undue risk. Our group’s long-term continuity and extensive industry experience position us to meet the ever-evolving needs of our clients:

  • Sales professionals with an average of 20 years of experience in High-Yield
  • High-Yield traders with an average of 15 years of industry experience
  • Desk analysts with an average of more than 12 years of experience that cover more than 200 high-yield issuers

Baird provides full-spectrum coverage and extensive capital structure capabilities for a variety of fixed income clients, including:

  • Convert funds
  • Crossover funds
  • Distressed funds
  • Hedge funds
  • Insurance companies
  • Money managers
  • Mutual funds
Learn more about our comprehensive High-Yield platform.

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This group of seasoned professionals provides comprehensive trade and portfolio analysis for institutional clients across all sectors of fixed income. Analyses are extremely sophisticated and reporting is highly customized on a per-client basis.

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An experienced team of more than 10 private client traders and underwriters working closely with Financial Advisors focus on fixed income market sectors, including:

  • Certificates of deposit
  • Corporate bonds
  • Government and agency bonds
  • Mortgage-backed securities
  • Municipal bonds
  • Preferred stock
  • Variable-rate demand notes

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Our research professionals provide regular fixed income market commentary as well as insight on the impact of current events and headline news. To read the most recent commentary, visit our Capital Markets Perspective page.

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Our experts work closely with our trading desk and Baird’s Financial Advisors to create bond portfolios tailored to clients’ individual needs.