John A. Rote, Sr Vice President/Branch Manager
Vining Sparks is nationally recognized as a leading broker/dealer in serving the investment needs of institutional investors. From an initial staff of 17 people, Vining Sparks has significantly expanded its national footprint and now employs more than 330 people in 13 offices (including Wyomissing, PA) across the US. The firm's diverse customer base totals approximately 3,800 institutional investors and includes banks, savings and loans, credit unions, municipalities, money managers, trust departments, insurance companies, pension funds, and investment advisors.
Customers of Vining Sparks receive access to proprietary and other analytical tools that assist them with their investment portfolio and balance sheet decisions and in complying with regulatory due diligence requirements. In addition to the assistance provided through proprietary analytics and education, the Vining Sparks' trading desk carries its own inventory of a wide variety of fixed income securities including government agency securities, mortgage-backed and CMO securities, corporate bonds, municipal bonds, and Small Business Administration securities. Additionally, the firm's trading desk electronically captures and analyzes other firms' holdings which allow its customers a broadened view of offerings available in the fixed income universe. Vining Sparks can also structure and bring new securities to market for agencies (GSEs) of the U.S. government. The firm is consistently ranked as one of the country's top 15 underwriters of newly issued agency debt.
If you would like to learn more about how Vining Sparks can serve you, feel free to contact the account representative above or call Randy Wade, Executive Vice President, at (800) 829-0321.
Primary category: Investment Banking/Securities