John Watkins III, Director, Equity Portfolio Manager
John is a Director and Equity Portfolio Manager at Baird Trust. He is a Co-Portfolio Manager of the Large Cap Equity strategy and Co-Portfolio Manager of the Equity Income strategy. John has over 10 years of experience in the investment industry. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Louisville.
John began his investment career in 2007 as an intern with Baird Trust working directly with Andy Means on the Large Cap Equity strategy. After earning a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Notre Dame he spent 2009-2010 as an Equity Research Associate for Fidelity Management & Research, Co. in Boston, MA. From 2011-2016 John was an Equity Research Analyst at River Road Asset Management, LLC. John joined Baird Trust in 2016 as a member of the Large Cap Equity team.