First Southwest Company is among the top-ranked financial advisory and investment banking firms in the United States. Since 1946, the company has served leading businesses, government clients and high-net-worth individuals throughout the country. Its expertise has helped to shape major projects in education, transportation, medical care, entertainment, sports and housing. As one of the largest privately held investment banks in the country, First Southwest Company has equity capital in excess of $70 million and annual revenues of more than $100 million. The firm is a registered broker/dealer with the National Association of Securities Dealers. It also is a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation. First Southwest Company has a location in Fayetteville, Ark.