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FirstSouthwest is a diversified investment bank and one of the top ranked public financial advisors and underwriters in the nation. FirstSouthwest merged with PlainsCapital Corporation on December 31, 2008.
FirstSouthwest offers professional expertise in public finance, capital markets, asset management, correspondent clearing and corporate finance. The firm also offers a variety of complementary services including continuing disclosure, arbitrage rebate, structured finance and local government investment pools. FirstSouthwest serves a broad range of clients including governmental and public entities, middle market companies, corporate and institutional investors and high net worth individuals.
Public Finance
FirstSouthwest consistently ranks among the top public financial advisors in the nation. The firm provides financial advisory services for more than 1,600 cities, counties, school districts, utility districts and other governmental and public entities across the U.S.
Capital Markets
FirstSouthwest is a leading underwriter of municipal bonds for municipalities nationwide. The firm’s Capital Markets professionals provide trading, underwriting, retail and institutional sales of tax-exempt and taxable fixed income securities and equities.
Correspondent Clearing Services
FirstSouthwest provides clearing services to over 60 correspondent broker-dealers and registered investment advisors nationwide.
Corporate Finance
FirstSouthwest provides investment banking services for the middle market, offering comprehensive advisory services across as broad range of transactions and initiatives, including buy and sell-side acquisition advisory, recapitalizations, private placements, and restructurings.
Led by Hill A. Feinberg, FirstSouthwest has served as financial advisor on more bond and note transactions in the past ten years than any other firm, ranking No. 1 nationally for nine of the past 10 years for the time period ending Dec. 31, 2011. The firm operates 26 offices in 14 states and the District of Columbia and employs more than 400 people, of whom approximately 240 are registered representatives of FINRA.
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Rankings source: MuniAnalytics®