Plante Moran Wealth Management and Plante Moran Financial Advisors Institutional Investment Consulting professionals are frequently contacted by numerous national and industry media sources to provide commentary and insights on a variety of topics.
Chief Investment Officer Jim Baird is a frequent contributor to such publications as the Wall Street Journal and CNNMoney on a variety of financial issues including the U.S. and global economic and capital markets.
For more information about interviews or commentary, please contact Plante Moran director of communications Teresa McAlpine at 248-603-5344.
About Jim Baird
A partner with Plante Moran Financial Advisors (PMFA) and the firm’s Chief Investment Officer, Jim specializes in providing an unbiased view of the global economy and capital markets and developing investment strategies to help clients manage risk and meet their long-term goals and objectives. He has been with PMFA since 1999, after joining Plante Moran in 1994, and is well known for his ability to speak and write about technical financial topics in a manner that is understandable for clients and colleagues. Jim advises investors on how to carefully weigh the near-term outlook with their long-term goals and objectives while maintaining an appropriate focus on their investment time horizon, capital preservation, liquidity needs, and appropriate risk-taking. This approach is particularly important amid significant sources of global uncertainty that continue to impact capital markets and investment decision making. Jim also serves as a member of the firm’s Investment Committee, for which he uses his expertise to develop investment strategies, portfolio construction implementation solutions, manager searches, due diligence and performance reporting.
Jim is widely regarded as an expert on the U.S. economy, capital markets, and issues relevant to wealth management. He authors investment research papers and a variety of market commentaries that appear regularly in top tier business and financial media outlets. He has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg Newswire, Reuters Newswire, Dow Jones Newswire, Associated Press, Forbes, CBS Moneywatch, CNNMoney, Marketwatch, The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and Barron’s.
He has a B.B.A. in accounting from Western Michigan University. His professional affiliations include the Investment Management Consultants Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Jim is located in the firm’s Kalamazoo, Mich. office.