Baird Global Healthcare Report 2016-2017 Global Healthcare Report - Page 3

Jon Langenfeld, CFA, is Baird’s Head of Global Equities and Director of Research. Jon is a member of Baird’s Executive Committee. He previously served as Senior Equity Analyst covering Transportation/Logistics. Prior to joining Baird in 2000, Jon worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, providing supply chain consulting services. Navigating an Evolving Landscape 2016–2017 Global Healthcare Report A LETTER FROM JON LANGENFELD To say these are interesting times for Healthcare risks understatement. Market forces and population needs are fueling transformational shifts in structure and service models globally. Meanwhile, constant advances in both understanding and technology are enabling evermore effective approaches to identifying, treating and preventing disease. The implications of this rapid evolutionary period for consumers, providers, payers and sponsors are manifold, as are the opportunities for companies and investors. At Baird we’ve continued to evolve our Healthcare platform – from our industry-leading research* to our Global Investment Banking capabilities – to ensure that our clients have the insight and expertise they need where and when those opportunities arise. Our Global Healthcare Report provides examples of the important perspectives that we make available to attendees of our annual Healthcare Conference in New York. We hope you’ll find the information useful as you contemplate your approach to this fast-changing, vital sector in  and beyond. 1