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Public Finance


Supporting Students and Institutions Across the Country

Since 1946, HilltopSecurities has been a trusted leader in public finance. We provide financial advisory, underwriting, and associated services for public, charter, and private schools and school districts, as well as state agency and nonprofit lenders of student loans across the United States. Our wealth of expertise in this area and our customized approach help to ensure that you’ll receive personalized solutions that fit your unique needs


By providing financial advisory and underwriting services, HilltopSecurities helps school districts across the country obtain the most efficiently structured financings for their projects. We work with school districts of all types, whether large or small, urban or rural, high or stable growth.

HilltopSecurities has longstanding relationships with Tier I, II, and III institutional investors, as well as retail buyers. Additionally, our proprietary pricing management tool enables us to determine potential investors, structure, and size of orders before pricing. These advantages allow us to expand the reach of your bond issue and create the optimal deal structure for your benefit.

HilltopSecurities is a leading financial advisory firm for colleges and universities across the United States. As the number 2 financial advisor to universities and university systems,1 our professionals have a proven track record of innovative financings and deep investor relationships, as well as vast experience in structuring and underwriting all types of financings for public and private higher education clients and other 501(c)3 organizations.

HilltopSecurities is an experienced provider of financial advisory services to independent private schools and other 501(c)3 organizations. Our industry knowledge of the challenges facing these organizations, including capital campaigns, cash flow projections, and other financing considerations, allows our team to model innovative financing structures based upon the unique objectives of each client.

Our work in the Charter School sector has helped schools across the country finance their boldest capital improvement projects – from land acquisition, campus expansion, renovation projects, and construction of new charter schools. We offer specialized financial services for your school’s endeavors – including public debt underwriting (tax-exempt and taxable bonds), bank direct placement, capacity, coverage and sensitivity analysis, advisory services, and asset management services.

HilltopSecurities is the number one financial advisor nationwide for student loan deals. We provide a wide range of municipal advisory, financial analysis, and consulting services to state agency and nonprofit lenders of student loans.

Our student loan professionals help lenders pursue their financing needs through the issuance of variable and fixed-rate notes and bonds, FFEL and private loan collateral, tax-exempt and taxable debt, and asset-backed securities, as well as bank placements.

Leading the Way in Public Finance

No. 2
Financial advisor to universities and university systems¹
Transactions over five-year period²
Billion par amount over five-year period²
¹Based number of deals for calendar year 2022. Source Refinitiv.
²Based on five-year period January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2022. Source Refinitiv.

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