First Empire understands how important it is for money managers to use their investment portfolio to help preserve and build capital. That’s why for more than 30 years we have invested in the resources needed to help them do just that.


Our broker-dealer, First Empire Securities, offers access to seasoned sales professionals, fixed-income traders and financial strategists, state-of-the-art analytics and a range of educational programs. They are experienced in helping money managers uncover investment opportunities that make strategic sense based upon a comprehensive review and analysis of their investment objectives and risk tolerances.


Fixed Income Trading Desk

The fixed income trading desk at First Empire Securities has access to a complete range of investment products from hundreds of regional and primary dealers throughout the United States, as well as the new issue market. 


Financial Strategies Group

Comprised of fixed income and balance sheet specialists, the Financial Strategies Group is a vital component to First Empire Securities’ value-added services. In providing strategic support and insight to institutional investors, they help bridge the gap between investor and broker by demonstrating how the investment portfolio is interacting with the rest of the balance sheet. 

Advanced Analytics

Our financial strategists are equipped with state-of-the-art proprietary analytics that can model virtually any investment scenario for a client, and immediately display potential changes side-by-side the original portfolio.  Our Dynamic Portfolio Analysis (DPA) can show changes to overall performance of the portfolio and can help measure the portfolio’s interest rate risk, liquidity risk and concentration risk.

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