The fund was named Best Fund Over 3-Years for the period ending November 30, 2023, among 24 short-intermediate municipal debt funds.

MILWAUKEE, WI, March 15, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ — Employee-owned Baird announced that the Baird Strategic Municipal Bond Fund (BSNIX) has received a 2024 LSEG Lipper Fund Award. The fund was named Best Fund Over 3-Years for the period ending November 30, 2023, among 24 short-intermediate municipal debt funds.

The Baird Strategic Municipal Bond Fund is co-managed by Lyle Fitterer, CFA, Duane McAllister, CFA, Erik Schleicher, CFA, Joe Czechowicz, CFA and Gabe Diederich, CFA.

“This is the fifth year in a row that our municipal team has been recognized with a Lipper Award,” said Baird Advisors Co-Chief Investment Officer and Baird Funds President Mary Ellen Stanek, CFA. “It speaks to their consistent process, team approach and deep experience in the sector.”

The LSEG Lipper Fund Awards recognize funds for their consistently strong risk-adjusted three-, five-, and ten-year performance relative to peers. Based on Lipper’s quantitative proprietary methodology, the awards reflect a truly independent and uncompromised assessment of fund performance. For more on Lipper’s methodology, click here.

Said Lyle Fitterer, Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, “We are excited to receive this recognition at a time when the opportunity in bonds, particular municipal bonds, is compelling.” Baird recently shared commentary on why bonds offer good opportunity at current rate levels here.

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The LSEG Lipper Fund Awards, granted annually, highlight funds and fund companies that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers.

The LSEG Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Leader for Consistent Return rating, which is a risk-adjusted performance measure calculated over 36, 60 and 120 months. The fund with the highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value in each eligible classification wins the LSEG Lipper Fund Award. For more information, see Although LSEG Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by LSEG Lipper.

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