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About Us | Leadership | Michael Marz
Michael Marz
Head of Structured Finance

As Head of Structured Finance, Mr. Marz is responsible for the firm’s Commodities, Structuring, and TBA Housing efforts. He is also a member of the HilltopSecurities board of directors and serves on the Hilltop Holdings Asset/Liability Committee.

Career Highlights

  • Over 30 years of experience in capital markets, asset based financing, structured products, public finance, and derivatives
  • Joined First Southwest in 1993
  • Prior to joining First Southwest, served as a managing director for institutional fixed income at Bear Stearns & Co.
  • Previously served as a fixed income mortgage product manager for Goldman Sachs & Co. in both Dallas and New York

Current Affiliations

  • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Municipal Executive Committee member
  • Bond Dealers of America Board member
  • Governmental Accounting Standards Board’s Derivative Task Force consultant
  • Perot Museum of Nature and Science Endowment Committee chairman
  • Jesuit Dallas Museum
  • Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas Board trustee
  • Catholic Foundation Dallas Board executive member


  • M.B.A. in Economics, University of Dallas
  • Postgraduate studies in Behavioral Investment Decisions, Harvard University
  • B.S. in Economics, University of Dallas

Past Affiliations

  • Bond Dealers of America board of directors chairman
  • National Federation of Municipal Analysts
  • House Financial Services Committee expert testimony for public finance
  • Jesuit Foundation board of trustees chairman

Registration & Qualifications

  • Series 7, 24, 50, 52, 53, 54, 63, 79

Get to Know Michael

years of financial industry experience
wonderful children and married to the same woman for 43+ years
certifications (CPR, First Aid, Swim Instructor)
“Every journey starts with beginner’s luck and ends with the victor having been severely challenged.”
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