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DALLAS, March 7, 2022 – HilltopSecurities recently announced that Katherine Koster has joined its Debt Capital Markets group as managing director, head of development finance where she will report to Senior Managing Director and Head of Municipal Credit Yaffa Rattner and Senior Managing Director and Head of Debt Capital Markets Todd Bleakney. Koster, who will be based in Los Angeles, will be responsible for leading HilltopSecurities’ California banking strategy.
“Katie is well-known for her collaborative leadership and bringing a unique perspective to her work,” said Bleakney. “Her ability to identify and develop personalized strategies while fostering trust with clients we believe will yield new opportunities for development finance and the California market.”
Koster has more than 25 years of experience in helping municipalities access capital markets to fund critical infrastructure and specializes in land secured financings as well as water and wastewater, energy, transportation, and real estate. Prior to joining HilltopSecurities, Koster served as managing director at D.A. Davidson & Co. Prior to that, she served as a managing director at Piper Sandler where she managed over $8 billion for California issuers. Koster has also served as a director at UBS Securities.
“I have worked with Katie for over a decade, and she is an incredibly talented banker that has a proven ability to provide innovative land-secured capital solutions for her clients,” said Rattner. “We are thrilled that she could join HilltopSecurities.”
Koster received a bachelor’s from Pepperdine University. She is a member of the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) and Building Industry Associates (BIA) in Southern and Northern California. Koster has served on the National Women in Public Finance National board of directors as vice president and chairman of the Strategic Planning Commission. She is also the founder and past president of the Women in Public Finance, Los Angeles Chapter.
Koster has received the “She’s Our Hero” award that recognizes a woman’s ability to manage a career, self-development, family, and civic development. She is a frequent speaker, panelist, and moderator for California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission (CDIAC) education conferences and The Bond Buyer California Conference.
About Hilltop Securities Inc.
Hilltop Securities Inc. delivers forthright advice and tailored solutions for municipal issuers, institutions, broker-dealers, and individuals. The full-service municipal investment bank and registered investment adviser is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices across the United States. Areas of focus include public finance; municipal and taxable fixed income underwriting, sales, and trading; retail brokerage services; securities clearing; structured finance; and securities lending. A wholly owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH), HilltopSecurities’ affiliates include Momentum Independent Network Inc., PlainsCapital Bank, and PrimeLending. Learn more at www.HilltopSecurities.com. Member: NYSE/FINRA/SIPC.
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