SWS Group, Inc.
| New York Stock Exchange: SWS
SWS Group, Inc. is a diversified financial services holding company. The company delivers investment banking, commercial banking and related financial services to individual, corporate and institutional investors, broker/dealers, governmental entities and financial intermediaries. It operates through four segments: Clearing, Retail Brokerage, Institutional Brokerage and Banking. The Clearing segment provides clearing and execution services for general securities broker/dealers, for bank affiliated firms and firms specializing in high volume trading. The Retail Brokerage segment includes retail securities products and services, insurance products and managed accounts and encompasses the activities of its employee registered representatives and independent representatives. The Institutional Brokerage segment serves institutional customers in securities lending, investment banking and public finance, fixed income sales and trading, proprietary trading and agency execution services. The Banking segment offers traditional banking products and services and focuses on small business lending and short-term funding for mortgage bankers. The company was founded by Donald A. Buchholz in 1972 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.