Milwaukee-based financial services firm Baird has acquired a minority stake in Minneapolis-based Octavus Group, the parent company of LoCorr Funds.

LoCorr Funds is headquartered in Excelsior, Minnesota and is a leader in low-correlating alternative investments. The firm was founded in 2003 on the belief that non-traditional investments with low correlation to stocks and bonds can increase diversification, reduce risk and enhance portfolio returns. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Baird. As a key distribution platform for LoCorr Funds for many years, we envision a seamless collaboration that will amplify our current market presence and elevate our wealth management capabilities,” said Kevin Kinzie, founder and chief executive officer of Octavus Group. “The fusion of our organizations’ strengths opens doors to greater market penetration, specialized expertise, innovative product development, and expansion across product lines and distribution channels.”

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