Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc. of Milwaukee has opened its first Baltimore-area office.

The Towson, Md., office opened last week.

Baird has hired 22 financial professionals for the office, including 15 financial advisers: Joe Fuggi, Jeff Graham, Tim Hargest, Mike Levin, Jim Mugele, Steve Welsch, Rich Zink, Jerry Marquez, Walter Noto, Rich DuVal, Jason Harris, Keith Levitt, Marco Sacca, Mike Johnson, and Bob Manankil.

Baird announced in August that it planned to expand in the Middle Atlantic region by opening multiple wealth management offices in the Philadelphia and Baltimore areas to serve high-net-worth clients.

At that time it hired Brian J. McGrath as a senior vice president and branch manager in Philadelphia and James E. Furletti as senior vice president and branch manager in Baltimore.

Baird also has two offices in the Washington area with more than 50 associates: a private wealth management and fixed-income institutional sales office in Reston, Va., and an investment banking and equity research office in McLean, Va.

Baird had 600 financial advisers and more than $49 billion of client assets under management as of Sept. 30.

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