Baird Adds Humeyra Nicolas to Sales & Trading Team, Expands Risk Arbitrage Efforts

Nicolas brings a global perspective and extensive experience in sales trading to Baird


NEW YORK – Nov. 9, 2020
 – Baird, an employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets and private equity firm, announced today that it has added Humeyra Nicolas as Managing Director and Risk Arbitrage/Event-Driven Sales Trader. She will be based out of the firm’s New York office.

Nicolas joins Baird with over 18 years of buy-side and sell-side experience at several notable firms. She will work alongside the Sales and Trading team to further enhance the firm’s risk arbitrage and event-driven strategies. Most recently, Nicolas served as Head of Event Driven Sales Trading at ICAP, where she managed the risk arbitrage and special situations desk, as well as analyzed fundamental and regulatory aspects of mergers. Prior to ICAP, she held positions including Sales Vice President of Risk Arbitrage at FIMAT USA and Institutional Sales on Risk Arbitrage Strategies at Maxim Group.

Nicolas earned a graduate degree in economics from Galatasaray Universitesi in Istanbul, Turkey, and a master’s degree in financial engineering from ESSEC Business School in Paris, France.

“We are thrilled to have Humeyra join our Event-Drive Equity Sales and Trading team,” said Jon Langenfeld, Baird’s Head of Global Equities. “Her wealth of experience, expertise and relationships are a tremendous addition to our value proposition to our clients.”

Baird’s Institutional Equities & Research provides investment advice and execution services to over 1,100 institutional clients worldwide, publishing equity research in over 700 stocks and transacting in 50 global markets. 

About Baird

Putting clients first since 1919, Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets, and private equity firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Baird has approximately 4,600 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients and more than $305 billion in client assets as of December 31, 2019. Committed to being a great workplace, Baird ranked No. 13 on the 2020 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list. Baird is the marketing name of Baird Financial Group. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated 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 website at www.rwbaird.com.

For additional information, contact:

Baird Public Relations
(414) 765-7250