Baird’s Asset Management Team Adds Senior Operations And Distribution Specialist

MILWAUKEE, April 26, 2012
Baird, an employee-owned, international asset management, capital markets, private equity, and wealth management firm, today announced the addition of Peter J. Hammond to its Asset Management team. Hammond was named Senior Vice President and will be responsible for client service, operations and distribution of the Baird Funds Family.

“We continue to develop our asset management team. Peter brings extensive industry experience on the operations side of servicing and selling mutual funds. He is a strong addition to our team and will bring additional experience to our growing mutual fund business,” said Mary Ellen Stanek, Director of Asset Management at Baird and President of Baird Funds. Prior to Baird, Hammond was Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of UMB Fund Services in Milwaukee. Before UMB, he was a Senior Consultant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in New York. He began his career at Firstar Corporation as an Assistant Vice President in corporate banking. He received his MBA from Michigan Business School and a BA from Wesleyan University.

About Baird’s Asset Management Team
Baird Advisors, Baird Investment Management and Baird Public Investment Advisors manage $18 billion dollars for institutions, public entities, high net worth individuals and the Baird Funds. The Baird Funds Family includes Baird Aggregate Bond Fund, Baird Core Plus Fund, Baird Intermediate Bond Fund, Baird Intermediate Municipal Bond Fund, Baird Short-term Bond Fund, Baird MidCap Fund and Baird LargeCap Fund.

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 has more than $87 billion in client assets. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 21 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2012 – its ninth 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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Jody R. Lowe
The Lowe Group