Discover the Baird Difference

Why are more and more institutions turning to Baird Fixed Income? Because we built our business around the services and expertise you need most: 

  • Objective, high-quality bond research and ideas that are tailored to your unique needs
  • A comprehensive platform covering all major fixed income products
  • Specialized services like loan evaluation and securitized product analysis that are hard to find anywhere else 

Most of all, institutions turn to Baird because we pride ourselves on doing business the right way – with transparency, partnership and a genuine interest in seeing you succeed. That’s how Baird has been doing fixed income business for more than 100 years.

Government and Agencies

  • Averaged $1.3 billion in monthly trading volume in 2020
  • Authorized to underwrite all major agencies
  • Offers tenured trading and strategy/analysis support and ideas customized to our clients

High-Yield/Distressed Corporate Bonds

  • Averaged $2.0 billion in monthly trading volume in 2020
  • Operates under a unique “riskless principal execution” model, allowing us to remain focused on our clients rather than inventory
  • Consists of 21 high-yield salespeople averaging 20 years in the business
  • Four desk analysts focused on delivery quality, unbiased ideas and analysis to our clients

Investment-Grade Corporate Bonds

  • Averaged $4.6 billion in monthly trading volume in 2020
  • Dedicated team of more than 20 sales, trading and analytical specialists
  • Invested in Market Axess to complement our trading capabilities
  • Commits capital, providing liquidity to facilitate client transactions


  • Ranked the No.1 municipal underwriter nationally on an annual basis since 2009, senior managing 800–1,200 issues per year since 2016**
  • One of the largest specialized municipal platforms in the industry with tenured primary and secondary trading, sales, and analytical professionals
  • Complemented by a national public finance team that has diverse sector expertise and serves issuers across the country

Securitized Products

  • Averaged $10.7 billion in monthly trading volume in 2020
  • Dedicated team of 30+ sales, trading and analytical professionals, 15+ added since 2017
  • Offers deep trading, strategy and analytical expertise including mortgage-backed securities, private financings, asset-backed securities, collateralized loan obligations and loan trading
  • Filling the liquidity void, efficiently deploying capital in the securitized products sector

Loan Trading

  • Supporting lending institutions in meeting their liquidity needs
  • Serving banks and credit unions, finance and insurance companies, mortgage brokers, funds and private investors
  • Dedicated team of tenured professionals averaging 20 years experience

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*Bloomberg as of December 31, 2020. 

**Ipreo MuniAnalytics as of December 31, 2020. Does not include Private Placements or Notes.