As the managers of Baird Funds' fixed income offerings, Baird Advisors takes an all-weather approach designed to control risk while adding incremental value through yield curve positioning, sector allocation, security selection and competitive execution.
While 2020 has been a very challenging year for the bond market, the team was prepared for the uncertainty by long-experience managing fixed income portfolios, honing their skills and process over many market cycles. The videos below provide unique insight into the team’s credit and structured products strategy and how they navigated through the recent market environment.
Credit Strategy Insights
Mary Ellen Stanek, Abhishek Pulakanti and Andy O’Connell discuss the team’s bottom-up approach.
Structured Products Sector Insights
Warren Pierson, Meg Dean and Pat Brown talk about the team’s process for finding opportunities within the structured products sector.
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