MILWAUKEE, March 6, 2020 – Employee-owned Baird announced that the Baird Short-Term Municipal Bond Fund (BTMIX) has received the 2020 Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award. The fund was named Best Fund Over 3-Years for the period ending November 30, 2019, among 39 short term municipal debt funds.
The Baird Short-Term Municipal Bond Fund is co-managed by Duane McAllister, CFA, Erik Schleicher, CFA, Joe Czechowicz, CFA and Lyle Fitterer, CFA, who joined the team in August 2019.
"We are extremely proud of our municipal bond investment team and this award," said Baird Advisors Chief Investment Officer and Baird Funds President Mary Ellen Stanek, CFA. "This recognition is well deserved and speaks to the competitive performance this team has consistently delivered to clients."
For more than 30 years, the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards have honored funds and fund management firms that have excelled in providing consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. The merit of the winners is based entirely on objective, quantitative criteria. Find out more at www.lipperfundawards.com.
About Baird Funds
Baird Funds is a no-load mutual fund family with more than $65 billion in assets as of December 31, 2019. The Baird Funds offer proven track records and a diverse suite of portfolios across fixed income and equity asset classes. The ten bond funds and six equity funds feature competitive fees and are managed with a careful focus on risk control. For more information, visit www.bairdfunds.com
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 $300 billion in client assets as of December 31, 2019. Committed to being a great workplace, Baird ranked No. 13 on FORTUNE’s 2020 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.
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The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards, granted annually, highlight funds and fund companies that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Leader for Consistent Return rating, which is a risk-adjusted performance measure calculated over 36, 60 and 120 months. The fund with the highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value in each eligible classification wins the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award. For more information, see lipperfundawards.com Although Refinitiv Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Refinitiv Lipper.
Performance data represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of the investment will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance data may be lower or higher than the data quoted. To read the fund’s prospectus or to obtain the fund’s performance to the most recent month end, SEC 30-day yield information, any sales charges, maximum sales charges, loads, fees, total annual operating expense ratio, gross of any fee waivers or expense reimbursements as stated in the fee table contact Baird directly at 866-442-2473 or visit the fund’s webpage here . Investment minimum for the institutional class is $25,000.
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