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Mary Ellen Stanek: Hitting for Singles and Doubles in the Bond Market

An accomplished fixed-income investor on managing through the coronavirus, the economic outlook, and the state of muni credit.

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Our guest this week is Mary Ellen Stanek. Mary Ellen is managing director and chief investment officer of Baird Advisors, which is the manager of the Baird family of mutual funds. Mary Ellen's career in the investment business began more than four decades ago. In her current role she oversees fixed-income strategy and portfolio management among other duties. In addition, Mary Ellen serves on the board of Baird Financial Group as president of the Baird Funds and as chair of the Baird Diversity Steering Committee. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Marquette University, her MBA from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and she's a CFA charterholder. Mary Ellen was recently named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance by Barron's, and Morningstar named her a finalist for Outstanding Portfolio Manager for the 2020 Morningstar Awards for Investing Excellence.


Mary Ellen Stanek and team bios 

Pesce, N.L. 2020. “The 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance” by Nicole Lyn Pesce; Barron’s; April 10, 2020

Heine, G. 2020. “Morningstar Awards for Investing Excellence—Outstanding Portfolio Manager Nominees”; June 15, 2020.

Baird Bond Funds

Baird Aggregate Bond Fund 

Baird Core Intermediate Municipal Bond Fund

Baird Core Plus Bond Fund 

Baird Intermediate Bond Fund 

Baird Municipal Bond Fund 

Baird Quality Intermediate Municipal Bond Fund

Baird Short-Term Bond Fund 

Baird Short-Term Municipal Bond Fund

Baird Strategic Municipal Bond Fund

Baird Ultra Short Bond Fund

Market Commentary

Baird Advisors Fixed Income Market Commentary; May 2020

Baird Advisors Municipal Fixed Income Market Commentary; May 2020