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DALLAS, July 30, 2021 –HilltopSecurities Asset Management (HSAM) recently welcomed four experienced rebate professionals to its Arbitrage Compliance Services Group in Dallas, Texas. Brian Helming, Antoinette LaBarre, Melissa Pauling, and Yolanda Herrera join HSAM from BNY Mellon Trust Company where they provided arbitrage compliance services to a large and varied client base of tax-exempt bond issuers. Their clients include governmental issuers such as cities, counties, state agencies, and school districts, as well as healthcare, single-family/multi-family, higher education, and private activity bond issuers.
“Everyone has benefitted from the addition of this new team,” said Bill Johnson, head of HSAM’s Rebate Department. “Their proven abilities will increase the overall experience and knowledge base available to our clients and will lead to best-in-class methodologies, processes, and expand the capabilities of the combined department.”
About Brian Helming
Helming brings more than 27 years of experience to his role as managing director. Prior to joining HSAM, he spent 12 years at BNY Mellon Trust Company as group manager of the Arbitrage Compliance Group. In addition, he has held positions with Pinnacle Arbitrage Compliance, Ernst & Young LLP, Prudential, and Dean Witter. Helming received degrees in Accounting and Finance from the University of Arizona.
About Antoinette LaBarre
LaBarre brings 28 years of experience to her role as senior vice president. Prior to joining HSAM, she spent 12 years in BNY Mellon’s Arbitrage Rebate Group as vice president. In addition, she has held positions with Pinnacle Arbitrage Compliance and First Southwest Company. LaBarre is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington.
About Melissa Pauling
Pauling brings 17 years of experience to her role as an assistant vice president. Prior to joining HSAM, Melissa spent 12 years at BNY Mellon Trust Company as vice president. In addition, she has held positions with Pinnacle Arbitrage Compliance and Ernst & Young. Pauling is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas.
About Yolanda Herrera
Herrera joins HSAM as a rebate analyst. She served in the same capacity at BNY Mellon Trust Company for 5 years. Prior to becoming an analyst, Herrera prepared IRS Forms 8038-CP for bond issuers to receive federal subsidy payments on Build America Bonds and other tax credit direct pay bonds.
About HilltopSecurities Asset Management
HilltopSecurities Asset Management, LLC (HSAM) is a registered investment advisory firm located in Dallas, Texas. The firm is part of the Hilltop Holdings family of companies (NYSE: HTH) and works alongside Hilltop Securities Inc.’s municipal advisory division. The firm provides a wide range of investment management and arbitrage rebate compliance services to local governments across the nation. HSAM’s affiliates include Hilltop Securities Inc., Momentum Independent Network Inc., PlainsCapital Bank, and PrimeLending.
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