Baird Names Jarrett Kovics Branch Manager of Dallas Office

DALLAS, June 24, 2010
Jarrett KovicsBaird, an employee-owned international wealth management, capital markets, asset management and private equity firm, announced today it has named Jarrett Kovics, Senior Vice President, Branch Manager of its Dallas office, located at 5950 Berkshire Lane. Kovics will be a non-producing manager of the Dallas office. Baird has a wealth management and fixed income sales presence in the state of Texas.

Previously Kovics served as a regional manager with Prudential Investments. He started his career as a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley before moving to Citi Smith Barney. At Smith Barney he spent 11 years in a variety of roles, including Assistant Branch Manager of the Private Client/Institutional Headquarters office in New York and Complex Manager of the Global Wealth Management offices in Hawaii.

“Jarrett is a tremendous addition to our Private Wealth Management branch management team and to Baird,” said Matt Curley, Managing Director, Regional Director for Baird. “With his stellar industry reputation and appreciation for Baird’s unique culture, Jarrett is well suited to lead our Dallas office. We’re very pleased he has chosen to continue his career at Baird.”

Baird’s Private Wealth Management business continues to grow around the country: About Baird Private Wealth Management
Using a consultative approach, Baird’s more than 650 Financial Advisors deliver comprehensive wealth management solutions to clients nationwide. They have the resources to oversee the complete financial picture for high-net-worth families and individuals with complex financial needs. Baird Financial Advisors managed and oversaw more than $58 billion in client assets as of March 31, 2010.

About Baird
Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has more than 2,400 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird oversees and manages client assets of more than $78 billion. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked number 11 on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2010 – its seventh consecutive year on the list. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. in the United States and Robert W. Baird Group Ltd. in Europe. Baird also has an operating subsidiary in Asia supporting Baird’s private equity operations. For more information, please visit Baird’s Web site at

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Baird Public Relations