First Southern Securities, LLC completes underwriting for the City of Norwood, OH

Alpharetta, GA, April 9, 2015
First Southern Securities (“FSS”), a broker dealer headquartered in Alpharetta, GA, that focuses on municipal bond sales and fixed income trading, has successfully completed the underwriting of a short term note for the City of Norwood, OH in the amount of $1,200,000.

“We look forward to continuing to grow our Underwriting client base, both in the Midwest as well as across the country. We are striving to create synergies between our client base, our sales and trading expertise and with bringing new issues to market,” commented Ben Eiler, FSS’s Managing Partner. “First Southern has achieved strong growth over the past couple of years and we look forward to additional growth, specifically in the underwriting arena,” added Mr. Eiler.

About First Southern Securities, LLC: First Southern Securities, LLC (“FSS”) (Member FINRA, MSRB, SIPC) is an Alpharetta, GA based broker-dealer specializing in municipal bond sales and fixed income trading for institutional and private clients throughout the United States. FSS’s owners are W. Heath Hawk, Vasileios Sfyris and Ben Eiler. Mr. Hawk, FSS’ President and CEO, has more than twenty years of experience in municipal bond sales and trading. Mr. Hawk, from 2002 to 2009, was the branch manager for Bergen Capital, a division of Scott & Stringfellow, where he was responsible for managing the trading desk, public finance, and institutional sales force for the branch. In addition to Mr. Hawk, FSS’ co- founder Vasileios Sfyris brings sixteen years of experience in municipal bond sales and trading and he previously worked with Mr. Hawk at Bergen. Mr. Eiler also brings sixteen years of municipal bond experience from Crews and Associates, where he was a Senior Vice President, prior to joining FSS.


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