In a recent Barron’s Q&A, Baird leaders Mary Ellen Stanek and Warren Pierson discuss potential impacts of the recent presidential election, the ongoing outlook for investors in a continued low interest rate environment and some recent opportunities in credits.


“People invest in bonds for stability, income or cash flow, and liquidity—not for excitement. Our investor base wants a higher-quality, more-predictable, consistent approach [using] investment-grade [bonds].”

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