Jay E. Schwister, CFA
Managing Director
Research Director/Senior Portfolio Manager 

Jay has over 32 years of investment experience managing a broad range of fixed income portfolios. He plays a lead role in all fixed income research and oversees risk management across Baird Advisors' portfolio strategies. Jay also plays a lead role in the formulation and implementation of investment strategy. In addition, Jay has lead product responsibility for Long Duration LDI strategies designed for defined benefit pension plans. Jay received his undergraduate degree from Marquette University and was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1987. Jay is currently a member of the CFA Institute and is a member of the CFA Society of Milwaukee. Prior to joining Baird Advisors, Jay was a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager with Putnam Investments in Boston where he was responsible for strategy formulation and portfolio construction across a wide variety of multi-sector fixed income mandates.