D.A. Davidson Adds Public Finance Professionals to Denver Group

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ColoradoD.A. Davidson & Co. announced today that three municipal investment banking professionals have joined the firm’s Special District Group in Denver as part of the firm’s continued expansion of its public finance practice.

“We are pleased that with D.A. Davidson’s exceptional bond distribution capabilities, underwriting capacity and client-first model, we are able to attract individuals with such strong skills and capabilities,” said Marc Dispense, President of Fixed Income Capital Markets for D.A. Davidson.

Joining the firm are Michael Ryan, Cory Johnson and Ludvig Ragnarsson, all serving as quantitative analysts with the firm’s Special District Group, which is ranked No. 1 among bond underwriters for Colorado special district financings, according to data from Thomson Reuters and the Colorado Division of Securities. Ryan worked previously with Wintrust Financial Corp., Johnson was with United Properties, and Ragnarsson has experience with a Swedish real estate firm. Both Johnson and Ragnarsson recently completed master’s degrees, with a focus on real estate, from the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business.

D.A. Davidson & Co.’s Fixed Income Capital Markets group is a national leader in raising capital through fixed income banking, distribution and depository strategy, according to Thomson Reuters rankings. With locations across 18 states, the group serves clients including banks, credit unions, insurance companies, bond managers, money managers and trust companies.

About D.A. Davidson Companies

D.A. Davidson Companies is an employee-owned financial services firm offering a range of financial services and advice to individuals, corporations, institutions and municipalities nationwide. Founded in 1935 and headquartered in Montana, with corporate offices in Denver, Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle, the company has approximately 1,400 employees and offices in 25 states.

Subsidiaries include: D.A. Davidson & Co., the largest full-service investment firm headquartered in the Northwest, providing wealth management, investment banking, equity and fixed income capital markets services and advice; Davidson Investment Advisors, a professional asset management firm; D.A. Davidson Trust Company, a trust and wealth management company; Davidson Fixed Income Management, a registered investment adviser providing fixed income portfolio and advisory services; and Wells Nelson, a broker dealer offering public finance and wealth management services.

For more information, visit dadavidson.com.


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