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Baird Core Plus Bond Fund

mutual fund
BCOSX
Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$12.74 +0.0 +0%
primary theme
U.S. Intermediate-Term Bond Duration
BCOSX (Mutual Fund)

Baird Core Plus Bond Fund

Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$12.74 +0.0 +0%
primary theme
U.S. Intermediate-Term Bond Duration
BCOSX (Mutual Fund)
Baird Core Plus Bond Fund
Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$12.74 +0.0 +0%
primary theme
U.S. Intermediate-Term Bond Duration
share class

BCOSX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 5.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 5.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 5.0%
  • Net Assets $28.7 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 17.0%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$12.74
$11.55
$12.84

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.55%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 26.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $2,500
  • IRA $1,000

Fund Classification

  • Primary Theme U.S. Intermediate-Term Bond Duration
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Intermediate Core-Plus Bond

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Overview

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Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

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Expenses

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Dividend.com Ratings*

$11.60

-0.09%

$298.00 B

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4.98%

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$11.51

-0.17%

$204.55 B

2.23%

$0.26

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4.54%

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$11.66

-0.09%

$90.55 B

1.59%

$0.19

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6.58%

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$10.94

-0.09%

$69.32 B

2.51%

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5.80%

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$14.15

-0.07%

$68.37 B

1.87%

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8.10%

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Overview

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Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

Dividend.com Ratings*

$87.93

-0.17%

$298.00 B

2.47%

$2.17

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5.06%

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$117.71

-0.11%

$83.43 B

2.24%

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4.93%

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$93.05

-0.12%

$40.26 B

2.50%

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6.87%

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$55.87

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$8.51 B

2.49%

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4.75%

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$54.23

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$5.99 B

2.62%

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4.32%

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BCOSX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 5.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.0%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.70%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Baird Core Plus Bond Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Baird
  • Inception Date
    Sep 29, 2000
  • Shares Outstanding
    206191139
  • Share Class
    Inv
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Charles Groeschell

Fund Description

The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in the following types of U.S. dollar-denominated debt obligations: U.S. government and other public-sector entities; asset-backed and mortgage-backed obligations of U.S. and foreign issuers; corporate debt of U.S. and foreign issuers. It invests primarily in investment-grade debt obligations, but may invest up to 20% of its net assets in non-investment grade debt obligations (sometimes referred to as "high yield" or "junk" bonds).


BCOSX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BCOSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 5.7% -6.6% 948.5% 38.68%
1 Yr 8.3% -3.8% 18.7% 32.89%
3 Yr 5.8%* 0.9% 9.1% 27.03%
5 Yr 5.0%* 1.1% 8.8% 20.54%
10 Yr 4.4%* 1.4% 8.1% 19.88%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BCOSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 6.8% -1.7% 13.9% 12.61%
2018 -3.4% -10.3% 2.7% 55.16%
2017 1.9% -49.5% 8.1% 22.24%
2016 1.8% -49.3% 192.8% 12.63%
2015 -2.5% -12.2% 0.2% 38.29%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period BCOSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 5.7% -6.6% 948.5% 38.68%
1 Yr 8.3% -7.3% 18.7% 28.59%
3 Yr 5.8%* 0.9% 9.1% 24.42%
5 Yr 5.0%* 1.0% 8.8% 18.30%
10 Yr 4.4%* 1.4% 8.1% 18.49%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period BCOSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 7.3% -1.7% 13.9% 7.01%
2018 -0.7% -10.3% 3.9% 13.36%
2017 4.5% -6.0% 8.4% 7.10%
2016 4.5% -5.7% 204.3% 5.28%
2015 -0.1% -12.2% 3.7% 11.22%

NAV & Total Return History


BCOSX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

BCOSX Category Low Category High BCOSX % Rank
Net Assets 28.7 B 3.19 M 298 B 7.76%
Number of Holdings 1603 1 18468 21.77%
Net Assets in Top 10 4.74 B -1.17 B 39.4 B 9.12%
Weighting of Top 10 17.01% 3.1% 100.0% 75.88%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. First American Government Obligs U 4.61%
  2. United States Treasury Bonds 2.88% 4.39%
  3. United States Treasury Bonds 2.5% 2.80%
  4. United States Treasury Notes 2.13% 1.16%
  5. United States Treasury Notes 1.88% 0.81%
  6. United States Treasury Notes 2% 0.73%
  7. United States Treasury Bonds 2.88% 0.71%
  8. United States Treasury Notes 2.25% 0.63%
  9. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation 3% 0.62%
  10. Fnma Pass-Thru I 3% 0.53%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High BCOSX % Rank
Bonds
90.95% -56.20% 351.52% 71.47%
Cash
4.98% -238.91% 164.87% 45.21%
Convertible Bonds
4.07% 0.00% 11.80% 2.88%
Stocks
0.00% -0.17% 10.12% 76.12%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 80.56% 82.70%
Other
0.00% -14.22% 9.30% 67.16%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High BCOSX % Rank
Corporate
52.85% 0.00% 100.00% 11.91%
Securitized
29.26% 0.00% 98.73% 56.09%
Government
11.55% 0.00% 89.10% 78.51%
Cash & Equivalents
4.98% 0.00% 91.85% 56.28%
Municipal
1.35% 0.00% 87.98% 24.28%
Derivative
0.00% 0.00% 23.62% 82.51%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High BCOSX % Rank
US
76.30% -56.44% 336.16% 79.91%
Non US
14.65% -144.79% 79.88% 23.26%

BCOSX - Expenses

Operational Fees

BCOSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.55% 0.01% 21.33% 70.01%
Management Fee 0.25% 0.00% 0.85% 16.28%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 47.78%
Administrative Fee 0.05% 0.01% 0.50% 25.51%

Sales Fees

BCOSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 1.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

BCOSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

BCOSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 26.00% 3.00% 489.00% 8.91%

BCOSX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

BCOSX Category Low Category High BCOSX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 3.92% 72.92%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

BCOSX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly Semi-Annually Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

BCOSX Category Low Category High BCOSX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.70% -0.35% 11.28% 42.50%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

BCOSX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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BCOSX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Charles Groeschell


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 29, 2000

20.18

20.2%

Charlie has more than 40 years of investment experience managing a broad range of fixed income portfolios. His responsibilities include setting investment policy and implementing the long-term investment strategy of Baird Advisors. He also plays a lead role in the management of institutional client relationships. Charlie obtained his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University and his MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Prior to joining Baird Advisors, Charlie was a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager with Firstar Investment Research & Management Company (FIRMCO).

Mary Ellen Stanek


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 29, 2000

20.18

20.2%

Mary Ellen has more than 40 years of investment experience managing a broad range of fixed income portfolios. She is responsible for the formulation of fixed income strategy as well as the development and implementation of all fixed income asset management services. Mary Ellen serves on the board of Baird Financial Group, as President of the Baird Funds and is chair of the Baird Diversity Steering Committee. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Marquette University and her MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Mary Ellen earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1983 and is currently a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Milwaukee. Prior to joining Baird Advisors, Mary Ellen was President and Chief Executive Officer of Firstar Investment Research and Management Company (FIRMCO) and was Director of Fixed Income.

Daniel Tranchita


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 29, 2000

20.18

20.2%

Dan has more than 30 years of investment experience managing a broad range of fixed income portfolios. He plays a lead role in research and strategy development in the mortgage and asset-backed sectors. Dan obtained his undergraduate degree and his MBA from Marquette University. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1993 and is currently a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Milwaukee. Prior to joining Baird Advisors, Dan was a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager with Firstar Investment Research and Management Company (FIRMCO).

Warren Pierson


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 29, 2000

20.18

20.2%

Warren plays a lead role in the formulation of fixed income strategy as well as the development and implementation of Baird Advisors’ fixed income asset management services. Warren obtained his undergraduate degree from Lawrence University and earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1990. He is currently a member of the CFA Institute and a past President of the CFA Society of Milwaukee. Prior to joining Baird Advisors, Warren was a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager with Firstar Investment Research and Management Company (FIRMCO) where he managed municipal bond portfolios and intermediate taxable bond portfolios.Mr. Pierson received his undergraduate degree from Lawrence University and was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1990. Mr. Pierson is currently a member of the CFA Institute and is past President of the CFA Society of Milwaukee.

M. Sharon deGuzman


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 29, 2000

20.18

20.2%

Sharon plays a lead role in risk management and portfolio construction focusing on managing short and intermediate taxable portfolios and tax-exempt portfolios. Sharon obtained her undergraduate degree from Eastern Illinois University. She is currently a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Milwaukee. Prior to joining Baird Advisors, Sharon was an Assistant Vice President and Portfolio Manager with Firstar Investment Research and Management Company (FIRMCO) where she did quantitative fixed income analysis and portfolio management.

Jay Schwister


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2019

1.59

1.6%

Jay has more than 35 years of investment experience managing a broad range of fixed income portfolios. He is the head of fixed income research and oversees risk management across Baird Advisors’ portfolio strategies. Jay also plays a lead role in the formulation and implementation of investment strategy. In addition, he directs product responsibility for Long Duration LDI strategies designed for defined benefit pension plans. Jay obtained his undergraduate degree from Marquette University and earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1987. He is currently a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Milwaukee. Prior to joining Baird Advisors, Jay was a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager with Putnam Investments in Boston where he was responsible for strategy formulation and portfolio construction across a wide variety of multi-sector fixed income mandates.

Meghan Dean


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2019

1.59

1.6%

Meg has more than 20 years of investment experience managing a broad range of fixed income portfolios. She co-leads research and strategy development in the mortgage and asset-backed sectors. Meg obtained her undergraduate degree in Economics from Boston College, and earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2005. She is currently a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Milwaukee. Prior to rejoining Baird Advisors in 2007, Meg was a Vice President and Portfolio Manager with Deerfield Capital Management in Chicago where she was a member of the asset-backed securities team focusing on collateralized debt obligations.

Jeffrey Schrom


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2019

1.59

1.6%

Jeff has more than 25 years of investment experience managing a broad range of fixed income portfolios. He plays a lead role in overseeing credit research and developing and implementing investment strategies within the credit sector. Jeff obtained his undergraduate degree from Carroll University and his M.S. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned the Certified Public Accountant designation in 1991 and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1998. Jeff is currently a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Milwaukee. Prior to joining Baird Advisors, Jeff was the Director of Corporate Bonds at Clarica Life Insurance and began his career as an auditor at the Chicago Board of Trade.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.04 31.93 7.02 1.42

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