The Wise Investor Group Donates More than $14,000 to RESET

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Contribution will help introduce students to joys of STEM education

All registration fees from The Wise Investor Group's 2016 Annual Seminar benefit RESET

We believe that children’s natural curiosity to all things scientific should be nurtured and not left to wane.

The Wise Investor Group at Robert W. Baird & Co., a team of experienced financial professionals offering financial planning, portfolio management, investment analysis and account services, today announced it is donating over $14,000 to Raising Enthusiasm for Science, Engineering and Technology (RESET). RESET is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to use hands-on experiments and classroom activities to introduce the joys of STEM education to pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade students.

This donation was raised from registration fees for The Wise Investor Group’s Annual Seminar: Value Investing in 2016 – Navigating the Path Less Traveled. Scheduled for January 23, the in-person seminar was transformed into a digital affair due to the historic snowfall. A recording of the seminar’s materials was produced and distributed to over 575 registrants. This digital version of the seminar featured market insight from Simon Hamilton and Eric Wightman, managing directors and portfolio managers at The Wise Investor Group.

“Our investing outlook revolves around this critical concept of value investing,” said Nancy Popovich, director and portfolio manager at The Wise Investor Group. “It’s a concept that’s helped us produce great results for our clients, but one that they might not have known before working with us. The seminar materials will help current and potential clients better understand this investing strategy and how to use it to their advantage in 2016.”

Founded in 1988, RESET provides an innovative teaching model based on the premise that kids must enjoy exciting and positive experiences with Science-Technology-Engineering-Math (STEM) subjects as early as possible to sustain interest, motivation, and performance in these subjects throughout their educational career. The program currently comprises 118 professional scientists and engineer volunteers who serve 35 schools.

“We believe that children’s natural curiosity to all things scientific should be nurtured and not left to wane,” said Popovich. “These STEM subjects are so important for the future of our nation’s economy. These students could grow up and found companies responsible for world-changing breakthroughs. These are the same companies that can potentially provide our clients tremendous future investment opportunities.”

In addition to RESET, The Wise Investor Group is active with other charity organizations such as Hopecam, Neediest Kids and Foster Care to Success, donating to several charitable causes with proceeds from its annual financial seminars. The Wise Investor Group is proud to support their local community through the efforts of these non-profit organizations.

About The Wise Investor Group
The Wise Investor Group ( at Robert W. Baird & Co. is a full-service investment firm located in Reston, Virginia focusing on financial planning, portfolio management, investment analysis, insurance and annuity services as well as overall account services. Formed in the 1990s, the firm follows a disciplined, research-based approach to value-oriented investing.

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