Sales & Trading Expertise

A Growing Fixed Income Platform Offering Specialized Expertise

While other firms have minimized their fixed income capabilities or left the business altogether, we’ve added top industry sales, trading and analytic specialists who offer extensive experience, strong expertise and long-standing relationships with multiple tiers of investors.

 

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  • Averaged more than $3.8 billion per month in trading volume in 2017
  • Completed more than 800 new issues since 2013 with underwriting deal sizes up to $395 million
  • Offers tenured trading and strategy/analysis support and ideas customized to our clients

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  • Leads the industry with one of the largest, most experienced and specialized high-yield teams
  • Operates under a unique “riskless” model, allowing us to remain focused on our clients rather than inventory
  • Consists of 30 salespeople, traders and analysts who maintain deep relationships and offer efficient execution, unbiased ideas and deep sector coverage and analysis to institutions

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  • Increased our investment-grade trading volume by 495% from 2013 to 2017, averaging $6.0 billion in monthly trading volume in 2017
  • Added more than 20 investment-grade corporate bond sales, trading and analytical professionals since 2015
  • Invested in Market Axess to complement our trading capabilities
  • Commits capital and offers liquidity to our customers

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  • Ranked the No.1 municipal underwriter nationally on an annual basis since 2009, senior managing 800–1,000 issues per year over the past three years*
  • Leads the industry with one of the largest specialized municipal teams including top underwriters, traders, salespersons and analysts
  • Complemented by a national public finance team serving issuers across the country

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  • Averaged more than $5.6 billion per month in trading volume in 2017
  • Has grown within the last three years, adding more than 30 top sales and trading professionals
  • Offers deep trading, strategy and analytical expertise in a variety of mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities and collateralized loan obligations
  • Commits capital and offers liquidity to our customers

*Based on number of issues from December 31, 2016 to June 30, 2018, per Ipreo MuniAnalytics.