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Equity Sales & Trading


Recognized by Greenwich Associates year after year for excellence, this team receives significant recognition in key areas of Sales, Trading & Corporate Access for a resilient focus on the client’s best outcome. Imagine the insights this team could provide, and their potential impact on your career.

This is a unique opportunity to work on an innovative team within a firm that has focused on our clients best interests for over a century. By joining our sales and trading team, you become a part of a world-class platform offering clients actionable insights, top trading execution, highly respected corporate access and top-ranked equity research product.

Our tenured sales and trading team’s approach is entrepreneurial and aspires to adapt to our client’s ever-changing objectives and needs. This evolving pace allows our senior professionals to partner with juniors on the team to not only learn from each other, but also ultimately provide clients a comprehensive and impactful partnership. Join us and experience an environment of accelerated learning and growth where you can interact with firm leaders and institutional money managers accountable for billions of dollars in investments.

“People are the most important part of our business, and we have some of the best. I have been fortunate to work daily with motivated, innovative, and caring individuals who have supported my growth and challenged me to dig deeper throughout my career at Baird.

From personal experience, Baird provides an unmatched opportunity for individuals to develop within our business. Each associate really does matter and can make a difference in our department.”

Institutional Equity Research Business Analyst

Envision your career path within Baird Equity Sales & Trading?

Sales – Within our sales team, there are several career paths to consider with all associates focused on longstanding client partnerships.

Institutional Investment Officer: Whether senior or junior level, as an investment officer you will work in a dynamic team environment with a keen focus on providing clients actionable insights by leveraging our highly regarded research product and advanced trading capabilities.

Corporate Access: Join a team that builds impactful relationships with business leaders of public companies that our institutional clients have interest in investing, meeting with or learning more about.

Analytics: Accurate and detailed data is vital to robust client partnerships including the importance of data being available in an easy to use format. A team approach is taken to create and manage an internal and external data strategy.

Coordinator: Utilization of organizational skills, ability to prioritize and passion for client service is the strength of all in a coordinator role. The fast-pace environment, client interactions and team collaboration is often most appealing in the role.

Trading – Our trading team offers unique career paths including sales and execution and oriented roles with leveraging of technology ever-more important.

Sales Trader: With a strong focus on client relationships, as a sales trader you leverage a deep knowledge of the U.S. equity markets and research driven trading activity to enhance your client’s outcomes.

Principal Trader: As a principal trader, you work closely with experienced sector traders in a fast paced environment that emphasizes teamwork. Associates are well versed in the function of U.S. equity markets and intricacies of Baird’s trading systems in order to provide best execution for clients.

What kind of person succeeds within Baird Equity Sales & Trading?

Our Sales & Trading team is a dynamic group of highly driven, passion and client focused professionals who continue to find ways to add value and innovate. Attributes of successful people include:

  • The ultra-competitive person who thrives within a collaborative setting
  • Entrepreneurial and self-motivated individuals who find fulfillment in genuine and long lasting relationships
  • Individuals with a real passion for following the markets and finding unique investment ideas
  • High performers with the curiosity to continually learn, grow, and collaborate

Campus Programs

Our intimate week long summer internship program is based in our Milwaukee office and provides exposure to the inside of the equity sales and trading business. Gain real world experience working alongside senior level sales and trading professionals, including the opportunity to learn how to evaluate and pitch a stock.

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