First Empire offers significant advantages to a broad range of institutions that invest in fixed income securities:

  • Labor unions

  • Pension funds

  • Religious and charitable organizations

  • Trusts

  • Universities

  • Corporations

With a focus on risk management and optimizing yield, First Empire provides customized solutions to help clients meet their specific objectives. Among the services we offer are:

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 our 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, monitor and manage the portfolio’s interest rate risk, liquidity risk and concentration risk.

Free Safekeeping

Pershing offers safekeeping and clearing to First Empire Securities clients on a fully disclosed basis. Safekeeping services also feature Federal Reserve Discount Window support and a cash management sweep program.   

Balance Sheet Management Services, Inc., and LPC Services, Inc., are not members of FINRA or SIPC.

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