About Us

Advancing Individuals & Communities Through Innovative Financial Solutions

Momentum Independent Network is an independent broker-dealer and Registered Investment Adviser serving wealth management professionals and their clients across the nation. We’ve built our business on a commitment to providing advisors with customized solutions and personal service. We have the resources and experience to help advisors grow their practice on their terms, while focusing on the needs of their clients.

Originally founded in 1986 as Broker Transaction Services, our firm is a sister company of Hilltop Securities Inc., through which it clears its securities business, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH). As part of Hilltop Holdings, a well-capitalized and publicly traded parent company, we’re backed by a strong and diverse financial services enterprise. One that’s focused on moving our clients forward. Nothing better represents this than our iconic buffalo mascot, “Mo,” a symbol of our collective strength, unified force, and the unstoppable momentum of an advancing herd.
HilltopSecurities is committed to improving lives — for our customers and our employees. We seek to serve as your trusted advocate by providing the expertise, financial guidance, solutions and services that achieve your definition of success.










Our History

75+ Years of HilltopSecurities

First Southwest Company forms in Dallas as a broker-dealer specializing in public finance. FirstSouthwest begins ongoing relationship with the City of Dallas as municipal advisor.

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Southwest Securities Inc. incorporates and becomes one of the first broker-dealers to enter the fully disclosed securities clearing business.

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SWS launches Brokers Transaction Services, a licensed broker-dealer subsidiary serving independent advisors. In October 2015 it becomes Hilltop Securities Independent Network Inc., and in February 2021 it is renamed Momentum Independent Network Inc.

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Through an Initial Public Offering, Southwest Securities Group becomes a public company and begins trading on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange.

/ 04

FirstSouthwest acquires Texas’ second-largest financial adviser, Masterson Moreland Sauer Whisman Inc. of Houston, sealing the firm’s dominance in Texas municipal finance.

/ 05

SWS Group Inc. lists on the New York Stock Exchange, and the firm adds 12 correspondent firms with the acquisition of Equity Securities Trading Company, Inc.

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SWS Group acquires California-based M.L. Stern & Co., significantly expanding its retail brokerage business on the West Coast. Later that year, PlainsCapital Corporation acquires First Southwest Company.

/ 07

FirstSouthwest joins the Hilltop Holdings family of companies through Hilltop’s acquisition of PlainsCapital Corporation.

/ 08

Hilltop Holdings Inc. acquires SWS Group to further the expansion of its securities business.

/ 09

HilltopSecurities forms from the merger of FirstSouthwest and SWS Group creating one of the leading municipal investment banks and wealth advisory firms in America.

/ 10

HilltopSecurities relocates to its new national headquarters, HilltopSecurities Tower at 717 N. Harwood St. in Dallas, and celebrates 75 years of serving clients in the securities business.

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We Care About Our Communities

The leaders and professionals at HilltopSecurities care deeply about our communities and are committed to serving others in order to improve lives and secure a better future.

Our community involvement reaches all areas of society. Whether supporting inner city schools, helping the elderly, promoting the arts, or supporting medical and non-profit organizations, HilltopSecurities is involved. Our associates personally dedicate themselves and their time as community leaders by serving on the boards of civic and charitable organizations and by participating in the everyday volunteer activities that make a real difference in the lives of those in need.

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We Care About Our People

Our associates’ civic engagement is no accident. We are dedicated to providing a great workplace that cultivates our business culture and allows us to attract and retain the best people to meet the needs of our clients and the communities in which they live. We are committed to creating a diverse team of experienced professionals with the expertise to assume leadership roles. We
encourage and reward our associates’ community involvement, and we offer them opportunities to learn and improve through collaboration and empowerment.

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