Hilltop Adds 12 Investment Bankers to Public Finance Group.

Hilltop Securities Inc. has added a dozen investment bankers to build out its public finance group, bringing on a team from Prager & Co., a boutique underwriter dealing primarily in higher education transactions.

The team led by Fred Prager, includes David Hertz. Both join Hilltop as senior managing directors in New York according to a statement released late Tuesday.

The Dallas-based Hilltop was the 18th ranked manager of long-term municipal debt in 2022, having underwritten $4.2 billion of such securities, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

“We are excited to welcome such an accomplished team of municipal finance professionals whose deep experience serving higher education institutions and other public entities is expected to enhance our public finance efforts across the country,” said Brad Winges, Hilltop’s president and chief executive officer, in a statement.

Bloomberg Markets

By Danielle Moran

January 4, 2023

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