Baird Short-Term Municipal Bond Fund and Core Intermediate Municipal Bond Funds Reach Five-Year Milestone

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 2, 2020 –– Baird Short-Term Municipal Bond Fund (BTMIX) and Baird Core Intermediate Municipal Bond Fund (BNMIX) crossed the five-year mark, demonstrating significant asset growth and strong investment results from inception (August 31, 2015).  The funds are managed by a team led by Duane McAllister, CFA, and Lyle Fitterer, CFA, and including Erik Schleicher, CFA, and Joseph Czechowicz, CFA.

“These funds were the first significant expansions of our fixed income product line up and delivered superior outcomes for our clients and for Baird,” said Mary Ellen Stanek, CFA, Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer and President of Baird Funds. “Duane, Eric and Joe who have been with the funds since their inception in 2015 brought an investment process consistent with our risk-controlled approach and integrated seamlessly with our team. We’ve since added two other funds and additional municipal portfolio management talent and continue to grow and strengthen our offering.  We are all better together.”

On the occasion of this five-year milestone, the Baird municipal team released commentary that addresses the uncertainty brought about by this unprecedented time: 

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Baird Advisors is Baird’s fixed income asset management division and advisor to the Baird Bond Funds. As of July 31, 2020, the group manages more than $100 billion in taxable and tax-exempt fixed income portfolios including Baird Ultra Short Bond Fund, Baird Short-Term Bond Fund, Baird Intermediate Bond Fund, Baird Aggregate Bond Fund, Baird Core Plus Bond Fund, Baird Short-Term Municipal Bond Fund, Baird Core Intermediate Municipal Bond Fund, Baird Quality Intermediate Municipal Bond Fund, Baird Intermediate Municipal Bond Fund and Baird Municipal Bond Fund. For more information, visit www.bairdfunds.com.

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