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SWS Group, Inc. (SWS)

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SWS Group, Inc.
1201 Elm Street
Suite 3500
Dallas, TX 75270
United States - Map
Phone: 214-859-1800

Index Membership:N/A
Industry:Investment Brokerage - Regional
Full Time Employees:892

Business Summary 

SWS Group, Inc., a diversified financial services holding company, provides a range of investment banking, commercial banking, and related financial services in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Clearing, Retail, Institutional, and Banking. The Clearing segment provides clearing and execution services for other broker/dealers comprising general securities broker/dealers and firms specializing in high-volume trading. This segment also offers tailored services, including recordkeeping, trade reporting, accounting, general back-office support, securities and margin lending, reorganization assistance, and custody of securities. The Retail segment acts as a securities broker for retail investors in the purchase and sale of securities, options, commodities, and futures contracts that are traded on various exchanges or in the over-the-counter markets. This segment also sells insurance and annuity products to its retail customers; and provides advisory programs, as well as margin lending services. The Institutional segment serves institutional customers in the areas of securities borrowing and lending, municipal finance, sales, equity trading, and investment banking, as well as trading and underwriting of taxable and tax-exempt fixed income securities. The Banking segment provides traditional banking products and services through eight full-service banking centers. This segment also offers checking, savings, money market, and certificates of deposit products; business and consumer loans; Internet banking and online bill payment services; and commercial and commercial real estate loans in Texas and New Mexico. The company serves corporates, individuals, and institutional investors; broker/dealers; governmental entities; and financial intermediaries. SWS Group, Inc. was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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Corporate Governance 
SWS Group, Inc.’s ISS Governance QuickScore as of Oct 1, 2014 is 6. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 8; Shareholder Rights: 4; Compensation: 8.
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Key Executives 
Mr. James H. Ross , 64
Chief Exec. Officer, Pres and Director
Mr. Richard H. Litton , 67
Exec. VP and Exec. VP of SWS Securities
Mr. Daniel R. Leland , 53
Exec. VP
Mr. Robert A. Chereck , 66
Exec. Chairman of Southwest Securities - FSB and Pres of Southwest Securities - FSB
Mr. Donald A. Buchholz , 85
Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Amounts are as of Dec 31, 2013 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc.Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year.
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