Awards & Accolades

Since Baird attracts the best and brightest in our industry, we consistently receive recognition for their efforts and excellence on behalf of our clients, including:

  • FORTUNE® magazine’s 2014 100 Best Companies To work For®
    Baird ranked No. 9 on the 2014 list, our 11th consecutive year among the nation’s best employers and our sixth consecutive year among the top 25 companies on the list.
  • Pensions & Investments’ "Best Places to Work in Money Management"
    Baird's Asset Management group ranked No. 1 among companies with fewer than 100 employees in the publication’s Best Places to Work in Money Management special feature.
  • The Bond Buyer's 2013" Deal of the Year"
    The Baird Public Finance-led issuance of $20 million in Limited Obligation Bonds by Harnett County, North Carolina, was recognized, marking Baird’s sixth “Deal of the Year” honor since 2005.
  • 2013 Wisconsin Organizational Philanthropy Award
    In November, Baird will be recognized for outstanding philanthropic leadership by The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter.
  • Vault Banking 50
    Baird was again recognized as one of the top investment banks to work for in Vault’s “Banking 50” survey, ranking No. 13.
  • Financial Times/StarMine "World's Top Analysts"
    Nine Baird analysts were honored with 15 awards in 2013. Baird analysts have received StarMine awards annually since their inception in 2001.
  • Wellness Council of America (WELCOA)
    Baird was recognized with a Platinum Well Workplace Award by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) in 2013 for the firm’s commitment to excellence in the pursuit of enhancing employee health and well-being.
  • Top marks in Equity Research
    2013 marked Baird’s 10th consecutive year of No. 1 rankings in several categories, including “Most Trusted,” in Greenwich Associates’ annual survey of professional money managers.
  • Real Deals 2013 Private Equity Awards
    “Top UK Exit” - Real Deals magazine recognized a Baird-advised investment banking deal as the “Top UK Exit” among deals with an enterprise value of less than €250 million for 2012.
  • Crain’s Chicago Business’ Best Places to Work
    Ranked 6th-Best Place to Work on Crain’s Chicago Business’ 2013 list of the Best Places to Work in the Chicago area. This is Baird’s 5th consecutive year on the list.
  • Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index
    Baird scored a 90 out of 100 possible points in the HRC's 2013 Index.