At Baird we understand that business principals and corporate executives often have complex financial concerns. The rewards of your professional achievements – such as stock ownership opportunities or unique benefit plans – create complexity that requires sophisticated strategies executed by experienced professionals.
Baird’s Financial Advisors and other specialists can provide expert advice to manage your unique needs in the context of other important financial considerations such as retirement planning, succession planning, the sale of a business, taxes, concentrated stock positions and estate planning.
Simplifying Financial Matters for Corporate Executives
For executives of publicly traded corporations, financial planning involves certain special issues, such as highly concentrated equity positions in their own corporations. Baird’s specialists are equipped to help executives with matters such as restricted shares, option exercises and trading restrictions that limit insider sales to specific time windows. Baird’s expertise, including deep investment and tax planning skills, stock option planning services, and strategies for the effective use of Rule 144 and 10b5-1 plans, is suited to meet the needs of executives with these concerns.
High-net-worth executives can benefit from Baird’s skill in the use of exchange funds, a tax-advantaged diversification tool for highly accredited individuals with large concentrated positions, and hedging techniques that allow executives to protect and diversify their restricted or low-cost-basis stock in a tax-advantaged manner.
Professional Advice for Business Owners
Financial planning for business owners, especially those anticipating retirement, requires not only analysis of multiple complex options, but also a special set of capabilities.
You trusted the input of good advisors while you built your business. Now, as you look to the important decisions of the future, Baird’s team of experienced professionals can be just as valuable. Your Baird Financial Advisor, working with a team of financial specialists, can explore all of your options – from tax issues and succession planning strategies for smaller businesses to direct private equity investment for larger companies in our target sectors, and even a sale or public stock offering through Baird Investment Banking.
Customized Strategies to Achieve Great Outcomes
As a full-service firm, Baird can implement a customized combination of strategies to help achieve your goals while managing your tax liability and meeting your liquidity requirements. Baird does not provide tax or legal advice, but will work with your other professional advisors to establish your plan.
As you work toward your goals, let Baird guide you with our insight and our world-class capabilities across a wide spectrum of financial services.