Charlotte, N.C. – Aug. 6, 2018 Baird, an international, employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm, announced today that it has added The Smith Group. The team is led by veteran Financial Advisor H.B. Smith, CIMA, Managing Director. He is joined by Assistant Financial Advisor Daniel Bryant, AAMS. The team will work from Baird's Charlotte wealth management office located at 4350 Congress Street, Suite 400.

"We are very pleased to welcome The Smith Group to Baird," said Landrum Henderson, Director and Branch Manager for Baird's Charlotte wealth management office. "Their years of experience and commitment to serving clients will make them a tremendous asset to our team."

Smith brings nearly 30 years of industry experience to Baird. He graduated with his Master of Business Administration degree from Virginia Tech and earned a Physics degree from the U.S. Naval Academy. During his time in the Navy, Smith served as a Nuclear Engineer and Submarine Officer in the Pacific Fleet. Active in the community, Smith participates as a guest lecturer for several organizations, served as President of the Board of Directors for the Carolina Computer Access Center, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Veterans Bridge Home in support of veterans. Smith currently resides in Charlotte with his wife and their three children.

Baird's Private Wealth Management business encompasses approximately 860 financial advisors serving clients through 94 locations in 30 states, and has client assets of $136 billion.

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Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has approximately 3,500 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has more than $200 billion in client assets as of Dec. 31, 2017. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 12 on FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2018 – its 15th consecutive year on the 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 Web site at

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