DALLAS – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Hilltop Securities Inc. (HilltopSecurities) recently welcomed Michael Belsky to the company’s Chicago public finance office. Belsky is joining the company as a Managing Director and will serve as a municipal credit analyst, as well as overseeing the company’s internal training program for public finance professionals as part of its professional development platform, HilltopSecurities University. .
With 35 years of experience in the municipal sector, Belsky was Managing Director of the Fitch Ratings Public Finance Group where he worked for 15 years. He was also an analyst and competitive underwriter with Northern Trust and created a public finance investment banking group for Mesirow Financial. In addition, Belsky was a senior researcher and instructor at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, where he taught courses on the municipal bond industry and established grant-funded research on municipal finance for the University’s Center for Municipal Finance. He has also served as a city councilor and mayor of Highland Park, Illinois.
“Mike will leverage his municipal credit and regulatory expertise to support HilltopSecurities’ public finance professionals, clients, industry organizations, government agencies and media,” said David Medanich, vice president and director of HilltopSecurities Public Finances. “As an elected official, rating agency executive and academic, Mike has built relationships with a wide range of issuers and other market players who will serve HilltopSecurities well as we expand our footprint in the Midwest and across the country. across the country. ”
About Hilltop Securities Inc.
Hilltop Securities Inc. provides direct advice and tailored solutions to municipal issuers, institutions, brokers and individuals. The full-service investment bank and registered investment advisor are headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices across the United States. Areas of interest include public finance; subscription, sale and trading of municipal and taxable fixed income securities; retail brokerage services; securities clearing; structured finance; and securities lending. A wholly owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH), affiliates of HilltopSecurities include Hilltop Securities Independent Network Inc., PlainsCapital Bank and PrimeLending. Learn more about www.HilltopSecurities.com. Member: NYSE / FINRA / SIPC.