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Fixed Income Sales & Trading


Over the past ten years, our Fixed Income Sales and Trading team has added significant expertise and specialized teams. Focused on long-term relationships rather than transactions or league tables, we use our expertise to deepen our coverage of accounts, offer liquidity when needed and resources to support you in succeeding.

We’ve built our exceptional story of success within Fixed Income Sales & Trading by listening and responding to the needs of our clients and professionals while navigating the changing fixed income landscape. The results have been impressive, including a 15% increase in trading volume compared to 2017, $260.5 billion in total trading volume in 2021 and a consistently growing team that has come to include more than 140 institutional fixed income traders, salespersons and analysts throughout the nation.1

Part of the reason we continue to grow is that we treat our people as an investment. You will join a team of hard working, industry recognized professionals who are knowledgeable about their product. You will collaborate with a Fixed Income support team, offering the assistance you need in operations, legal, risk management, compliance, marketing and technology, to get the results you want for your clients.

1 as of December 31, 2021

“I’m in municipal sales and was nominated to Managing Director a few years ago. In my role, I am able to take my well-established relationships and leverage them within our system to create results. There’s a strong emphasis on performing as an individual, yet we know when to lay that aside and be a member of the team.”

Managing Director

How Can You Contribute to Baird Fixed Income Sales & Trading?

Providing access to all fixed income products, both new issue and secondary offerings, to our clients, we also have specialized teams in the following products:

  • Government & Agencies: These dedicated traders offer extensive experience and are authorized to underwrite all major agencies.
  • High-Yield/Distressed: This sales, trading, and analytical team became part of the organization in 2013, empowering Baird to become a market-maker in high yield corporate bonds.
  • Investment-Grade: Our dedicated team of sales, trading, and analytical specialists includes six dedicated traders covering all investment-grade sectors and has the ability to commit firm capital.
  • Municipals: This industry-leading team features primary and secondary retail and institutional traders and four underwriting desks with dedicated competitive, and negotiated underwriters.
  • Securitized Products: Our dedicated team of sales, trading, and analytical professionals has added nearly 20 industry-recognized specialists since 2017.
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Envision Your Career Path Within Baird Fixed Income Sales & Trading:

Trader: Responsible for actively trading and/or originating specific fixed income products, you desire to be an impactful contributor to a highly productive team, have the ability to cultivate client relationships and offer deep quantitative and product strategies.

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Salesperson: Self-driven and commission-based, you offer a strong book of business ($1million+ annually), have a laser focus on the client, and are a team player and consistently looking for ways to add value to your clients as well as the Baird team.

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Analyst: You desire to provide direct impact while collaborating with team members to generate portfolio strategies and insight for our fixed income accounts. You offer strong analytical, sector and credit expertise and attention to detail.

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Support: You desire to grow and learn in a fast-paced, multi-faceted role, supporting sales and trading professionals and their accounts day-to-day as well as business development.

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