About FirstSouthwest

A Diversified Investment Bank.

FirstSouthwest is one of the country's largest diversified investment banks, delivering expertise and insight to clients across varied industry specialties including:

  • Public sector entities in Public Finance
  • Individual and institutional investors in Capital Markets
  • Middle-market businesses in Corporate Finance
  • Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisors in Clearing Services

Known as the Public Finance expert in the United States, FirstSouthwest provides financial advisory, underwriting, asset management and consulting services to diverse public sector entities nationwide. We consistently rank as one of the top financial advisors in the U.S. for tax-exempt issuances of debt, based both on number and par value of bond issues and for the past decade, FirstSouthwest has been the leading registered advisor in terms of par amount and number of issues.

Our unique corporate culture attracts highly experienced talent and encourages long-term commitment to our firm. Thirty-three percent of our 395 employees have worked for FirstSouthwest at least 10 years and some have worked for the firm for over fifty years.

Known for our expertise and personalized client service, our people build trusting and durable relationships with our clients. We work together across geographical and practice group boundaries to ensure each client receives the benefits of the entire company’s expertise.

Our over 65-year history of success, broad range of experience, proven track record and dedicated employees distinguish us from our competitors.

We are a registered broker/dealer with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and adhere to the rules of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB). The firm is a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC).




  • Austin, Texas

  • CTRMA 2013 Refunding

  • Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

  • Sole Community Provider Hospital