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SWS Group Inc. (SWS) is Helping Clients Invest in Their Futures

SWS Group, Inc. is a holding company based in Dallas, Texas. They are the largest Texas-based securities firm and the only full-service, Texas-based firm that is a member of the NYSE. Incorporated in 1972, they operate through various subsidiaries that provide financial and investment services to a myriad of clients. SWS Group has over 900 employees and $5 billion in total assets. Their subsidiaries process securities transactions for correspondent brokerage firms. They also provide securities brokerage, investment banking, commercial banking, and other financial services to individual, corporate, and public clients.

One of their subsidiaries, Southwest Securities, Inc., is their principal broker/dealer subsidiary. They are one of the largest securities clearing firms in America. The firm serves individual investors through their Private Client Group offices in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Southwest Securities is also involved in fixed income underwriting, sales and trading activities, public finance, and corporate finance.

Southwest Securities FSB is SWS Group’s Arlington, Texas federal savings bank. They offer an assortment of financial products, including interim construction loans, commercial loans, single-family permanent loans, and mortgage-company purchase facilities. They also offer a complete suite of consumer banking services. They have branches throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This subsidiary recently opened a new full service-banking center in Waxahachie, Texas.

Another subsidiary, SWS Financial Services, Inc. is a registered NASD broker/dealer. They contract with individual registered representatives for the administration of their securities business. They are a clearing correspondent of Southwest Securities and serve more than 300 independent registered representatives and their customers in the U.S.

SWS Group’s, Southwest Insurance Agency subsidiary handles the sale of insurance and annuities for Southwest Securities and their correspondents. They serve over 400 licensed agents. These agents offer life, disability income, and long-term care insurance, along with annuity products.

SWS Group Inc. continues to provide investment and financial services to their diverse clientele. They also continue to provide value to their shareholder base. The company ended fiscal 2007 with $471 million in revenues. As one of the 200 largest companies headquartered in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, SWS Group continues to offer competitive financial products and services to drive future growth.

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