We provide underwriting expertise for our municipal clients. With national resources at our disposal and a keen awareness of regional needs, we're able to provide greater benefit to you. During 2016, we underwrote, as senior manager or co-manager, more than $29 billion in total, which includes more than $366 million for 78 bank-qualified transactions.

Unique benefits and a unique perspective

The diversity of our in-house resources translates into a number of unique benefits for our underwriting clients.

  • Our distribution network enhances our ability to pre-market and distribute municipal bonds and notes to numerous investor categories including large institutional investors, regional institutions and high net worth individuals.
  • We are dedicated to the municipal bond market. We are known best for our history as a leading underwriter or financial advisor to municipalities across the nation. Our capital and resources directly support our municipal trading and underwriting activities, and our management thoroughly understands municipal risk.
  • As of one the largest municipal advisory firms, which is also a registered broker-dealer, we are exposed to a wide variety of underwritings. This provides us a unique perspective and allows us to offer you the latest structuring ideas and marketing strategies being employed across all sectors of the market.

Distribution network for a wide range of investor groups

Our position as a national leader in public finance enhances our ability to both maintain and expand our distribution network throughout the following investor groups:

Tier 1 Firms — Large institutional investors, including mutual funds, trust departments, large corporations, money managers, and insurance companies. Our prominence in the financial advisory arena provides us with added credibility when selling bonds to these institutions.

Tier 2 Firms — Regional institutions such as trust departments, smaller corporations and regional banks. Major underwriting firms often overlook these markets, while we are continuing to expand our sales force within this segment.

Tier 3 Firms — Retail such as high net worth individuals, local money managers, and prime brokers. We continue to expand our sales force within this valuable segment.

For more information, please contact us at publicfinance@hilltopsecurities.com.