HilltopSecurities Expands Its Debt Capital Markets and Fixed Income Capital Markets Groups

Dallas, September 29, 2021– (work wire) – Hilltop Securities’ debt capital markets and fixed income capital markets groups continue to expand with the addition of three new investment professionals to serve clients from the company’s offices in North Carolina and Illinois. Kate Wood will serve as MD, Head of Debt Capital Markets Structuring, and reports to Todd Blakeney, Co-Head of Debt Capital Markets while Cory Clark, Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of General Fixed Income Sales, and Justin Hoogendoorn, Senior Managing Director, Head of Strategy Fixed Income Capital Markets Analytics will be reporting to AJ Maggio, Managing Director and Co-President of Fixed Income Capital Markets.

“We are excited to welcome these talented professionals,” said Maggio. “This is a group of experienced, diverse and ambitious individuals who will enhance our debt capital markets and fixed income capital markets capabilities. Their backgrounds and perspectives will complement our strategic initiatives as HilltopSecurities continues to enhance its offering.”

Wood, Clark and Hoogendoorn are among a series of additions to debt capital markets and fixed income capital markets teams, including Sean Ladley, who joined HilltopSecurities last month as a senior general manager, and co-head of general fixed income sales.

“HilltopSecurities has focused on mid-market fixed income products and services for the past several months,” said President and CEO Brad Wings. “We’re excited about what lies ahead. The addition of Kit, Cory and Justin positions the company to better support our current and future customers in the wide range of markets we serve.”

Kate Wood
Charlotte, North Carolina

Kit has 30 years of experience in financial services. He joined from Wells Fargo where he served as MD, Head of Municipal Institutional Sales. Prior to his time there, Wood was a Senior Portfolio Manager at JP Morgan Asset Management where he co-managed the New York City Municipal Office. Prior to that, he held other portfolio management and fixed income trading positions in Baltimore, Maryland and Chicago, Illinois. Wood received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He currently serves on the advisory board of Greenhouse Scholars North Carolina and actively supports the HopeWay Foundation in North Carolina.

Corey Clark
Chicago, Illinois

Clark has over 20 years of experience in fixed income sales and management. He joined from Piper Sandler where he served as Managing Director of General Sales for Middle Market. Prior to his time there, Clark was managing middle market sales at BMO Capital Markets GKST. He received his BA from North Park University in Chicago, Illinois.

Justin Hoogendoorn
Chicago, Illinois

Hoogendoorn has over 26 years of experience managing fixed income portfolios and market analysis. He joined from Piper Sandler where he led strategy and analytics. Prior to his time there, he worked as a portfolio manager at Northern Trust Global Investments. Hoogendoorn holds a Bachelor’s degree from Calvin University in Michigan, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Hoogendoorn is a member of the CFA Institute and the Association of Investment Analysts of Chicago (IASC).

About Hilltop Securities Inc.
Hilltop Securities Inc. offers Candid advice and customized solutions for municipal exporters, institutions, brokers, dealers and individuals. The full-service municipal investment bank and registered investment advisor is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices throughout the United States. Areas of focus include public finance; Underwriting of fixed and taxable income, sales and trade; retail brokerage services; Securities clearing structured finance and securities lending. A wholly owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH), HilltopSecurities’ affiliates include Momentum Independent Network Inc. and PlainsCapital Bank and PrimeLending. Learn more through www.HilltopSecurities.com. Member: NYSE / FINRA / SIPC.

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