First Southern Securities, LLC welcomes Jonathan Pataki

Atlanta, Oct. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)
First Southern Securities announced today it has hired Jonathan Pataki to be the Vice President of Competitive Municipal Underwriting. The addition of Jonathan Pataki expands the firm’s services and capabilities in the new issue marketplace.

Mr. Pataki has over 15 years of experience with Paine Webber, Lebenthal & Co, MR Beal and Rafferty Capital on advising and bidding on competitive municipal underwritings as well as structuring offerings. Jonathan has worked with such issuers as the State of California, New York Dormitory Authority, New York State TFA, and the Florida Board of Education to help them meet their financial needs.

“Jonathan brings a unique set of skills to help us expand the products we offer to our customers. Giving us access to new issues greatly expands our firm’s capabilities in the Municipal securities marketplace,” explains W. Heath Hawk CEO. “His knowledge and experience is invaluable as we navigate the new issue market.”

“First Southern is a perfect fit for me,” Pataki explains, “First Southern has the knowledge, experience and distribution to quickly expand the business.”

About First Southern Securities, LLC:

First Southern Securities, LLC is a boutique financial services company that provides a broad spectrum of investment banking and brokerage services to issuers, institutional and private clients throughout the United States. Commitment to excellence is the firm’s founding principle. At First Southern Securities, we cultivate long-term relationships and strive to provide the best service possible in order to help clients achieve their financial objectives and needs.

The firm’s cornerstone business is trading tax-exempt and taxable municipal bonds, primarily in the secondary market. While the firm is focused on municipal bonds, we are a full-service broker dealer and offer a wide variety of financial products. We are dedicated to providing the best possible execution services for all clients.

Our associates are municipal bond specialists; this gives us our competitive edge. We stand out from our competitors by being one of the few research-oriented municipal bond firms. Our extensive due diligence helps us identify special situations that are often overlooked by most market participants.

First Southern is a registered broker-dealer with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation. Clearing and custody services are provided by Hilltop Securities.


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