Baird Adds Father-Son Financial Advisor Team in Nashville

Nashville, Tenn., May 14, 2013

Malcolm Liles
Malcolm Liles
William Liles
William Liles


Baird, an international, employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm, announced today that it has added The Liles Group, a father-son financial advisor team, in its Nashville, Tenn., wealth management office. The team, which includes Financial Advisors Malcolm Liles, Director, and William Liles, CFP®, CIMA®, brings more than 50 years of combined industry experience to Baird. They are joined by Client Relationship Assistant Sherri Minunno.

“We are honored that Malcolm, William and Sherri have chosen to continue their careers at Baird,” said Parker Griffith, Senior Vice President, Branch Manager of Baird’s Nashville office. “Their financial expertise, dedication to client service and strong relationships throughout the community make them an excellent addition to our firm.”

Malcolm Liles joins Baird from Morgan Stanley, where he was a Senior Vice President and Family Wealth Director since 1981. He began his career with the firm formerly known as The Robinson Humphrey Company, where he remained through multiple mergers and acquisitions. Earlier this year, he was recognized on Barron’s annual list of “Top 1,000 Advisors by State” for the fourth year in a row, ranking No. 11 in Tennessee. Additionally, Malcolm was recently one of only two advisors in Tennessee included on The Financial Times’ inaugural list of “Top 400 Advisors.”

Malcolm holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The University of Georgia. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Kappa Alpha Order Education Foundation and the Arthur and Sylvia Lee Scholarship Foundation. He lives in Nashville with his wife Kookie and has two adult children, William and Leighton.

William Liles began his career as a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley in 2010, working with his father. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he worked with Regions Bank and Credit Suisse Securities (USA). William holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The University of Georgia and an M.B.A. with a specialization in investment management from The Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Active in his community, he coaches youth football and lacrosse and serves on the Board of Directors at Family and Children’s Service and The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Bethany.

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 2,700 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird had more than $99 billion in client assets on Dec. 31, 2012. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 14 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2013 – its tenth 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 investment banking and private equity operations. For more information, please visit Baird’s Web site at

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Nick Herff
Baird Public Relations