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Baird ranked No. 1 for overall quality in sales, corporate access and research and earned an additional nine No. 1 rankings in Greenwich Associates' 2019 survey of institutional fund managers1

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Baird's sales and trading professionals make a market in more than 3,400 stocks and trade in markets across the globe.

Since 2014, our Global Investment Banking team has completed more than 540 advisory transactions, representing nearly $150 billion in transaction value and 424 financings raising more than $110 billion.

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Since our inception in 1989, Baird Capital's investment and operating professionals in the United States, Europe and Asia have raised $3.55 billion in private equity and venture capital and invested in 310 portfolio companies.


Jon Langenfeld, CFA
Head of Global Equities

Jennifer Grayson
Chief Operating Officer of Equities
Head of Global Corporate Access

David Tarantino
Director of Research

Steve Holt
Head of International Equity Sales

Patrick Spencer
Vice Chairman
Institutional Equities, Europe

Joel Cohen
Co-Head of Global Industrial
Investment Banking

Joe Packee
Co-Head of Global Industrial
Investment Banking

James Benfield
Partner, Baird Capital

Rob Ospalik
Partner, Baird Capital

Andy Tse
Partner, Baird Capital

1Greenwich Associates North American Equity Investors – U.S. Small-/Mid-Cap Funds and U.S. Equities Sales, Corporate Access & Research, May 2019. Surveys conducted with 100 small-cap and mid-cap fund managers and 169 fund managers and 269 traders, respectively. Rankings for qualitative metrics based on leading research firms in surveys.

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Finding Opportunity in Uncertainty

Baird's Head of Global Equities reflects on how the industrial sector is adapting to change and setting a course for the decade ahead.

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Defining a New Normal

A group of global industrial company executives share how their businesses are adapting in a world of constant change.

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Is There a Silver Lining?

Baird Global Investment Banking explains how companies can capitalize on the next economic downturn and emerge positioned for success.

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Driving Change in Energy Markets

Baird Capital explores how millennials' interest in sustainable energy and technological solutions is transforming the energy sector.

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Baird's Global Industrial Conference

For nearly 50 years, Baird's Global Industrial Conference has connected leading companies, industry decision-makers and active investors.