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Our Public Finance team works with both large and small public and private entities – including municipalities, school districts charter schools, states, state and local government agencies and authorities as well as nonprofits, developers and colleges and universities – to create custom financial plans, manage debt and access funding via the public market or alternative sources to meet their long-term financial goals. We provide a full array of services, including but not limited to, advisory, underwriting placement agent and consulting to help our clients best achieve their needs.


No one understands your municipal clients better than you. And no firm is more committed to providing you the resources and flexibility you need to serve your clients than Baird. Everything we do aims to support you in providing the most comprehensive services and quality execution in a way that builds and sustains strong client relationship.

At Baird, we’ve established a culture built on transparency, independence, access to executive leadership and a consistent strive to do better for our clients and each other. You’ll know what’s expected and will gain support from municipal analysts, traders and underwriters as well as compliance and marketing specialists allowing you to do your best work and communities can feel the benefit in countless ways.

Learn why two senior bankers from Baird Public Finance made the decision to join Baird and how the firm’s culture, values and support have enhanced their business.

Why Public Finance Is Your Best Career Choice:

We are committed to providing everything you need to serve your clients and establish lasting relationships that result in mutual success. Here are just some of the best reasons to build your career here:

  • Flexibility in who you serve and how and where you serve your clients: Understanding the travel commitments required in our business, we provide you with the tools to help you do your job anywhere.
  • Top Ranked Municipal Underwriting Platform in the U.S.: We are continuously ranked as one of the top municipal underwriters in the country, according to Ipreo MuniAnalytics, thanks to our dedicated primary and secondary trading, sales and analytical professionals.
  • National Quantitative Analytics Group: We believe in encouraging collaboration, including knowledge-sharing and business-development opportunities among Baird offices.
  • In-House Marketing Team: Dedicated to helping you succeed, these experts support public finance teams in creating the materials and sharing Baird successes within your sector and region.
  • Focus on Growth: To accommodate the demand for our services and broaden our reach, we continue to add offices and sector expertise across the country, a core initiative of our business.
  • Exceptional Impact: Our teams serve clients in the categories of K–12 & independent education, colleges and universities and charter schools; states, municipalities and counties; special districts and authorities; transportation; economic development; and healthcare and senior living.
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Envision Your Career Path Within Public Finance:

Banking: Whether you’re an industry veteran or relatively new to banking, you aspire to serve your clients and grow your business independently. As a producing banker, you bring an established book of business and desire to grow with our team.

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Analyst: You want to be part of a team, while directly impacting clients we serve. As an Analyst, you provide analytical and transactional support to public finance bankers.

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Support: You manage up while handling multiple tasks and responsibilities. As a member of our support team, you learn the business while supporting public finance teams and bankers.


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