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HilltopSecurities Rising Star Rena Connor Recognized for Contributions to Public Finance Industry


DALLAS, March 15, 2021 – Hilltop Securities Inc. (HilltopSecurities) Managing Director, Institutional Sales, Rena Connor is among the many female employees across the organization being recognized for their talents and contributions during Women’s History Month this year. Connor, who was named a 2020 Rising Star by The Bond Buyer shortly before joining HilltopSecurities in November 2020, has over 13 years of municipal bond and public finance experience. She has served as a member of Women in Public Finance (WPF) since 2011 and assists in empowering young women in finance and education through her role on the WPF Texas chapter’s scholarship committee.

“I am extremely proud of Rena’s many accomplishments and record of hard work that led to her earning the Rising Star honor,” said Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of Fixed Income Capital Markets A.J. Maggio. “She has quickly become one of the firm’s top producers and her expertise, ambition, and dedication to lead women in our industry are valuable contributions to both our clients and employees.”

Connor previously served as executive director at UBS. Prior to her role there, she held positions with BOK Financial, Capital Group Companies, and Southwest Securities, which merged with FirstSouthwest in 2016 to form HilltopSecurities Inc.

“I am grateful to be recognized by HilltopSecurities and The Bond Buyer as one of its 2020 Rising Stars,” said Connor. “I strive to exceed the needs of our customers and to share my knowledge and experiences with young professionals as they embark on their careers in the finance industry.”

Connor joins Ester Flores and Marti Shew as women at the firm who have earned the Risings Stars recognition over the last several years. Across the country, she and fellow WPF members Flores, Elizabeth Funk, Sophie Jean, Maria Urbina, and Emily Hundley are also recognized by the firm for their respective contributions and efforts to further women’s leadership opportunities in the Public Finance industry.

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 Member: NYSE/FINRA/SIPC.

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