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PFM leads the pack
Public Financial Management Group moved up one spot to first place among the municipal financial advisor league table. PFM racked up a total of $13.74 billion in 198 deals, or 21.4% market share, up from $9.27 billion in 156 transactions and 17.1% market share.
PRAG lags
Public Resources Advisory Group dropped down to second with $9.18 billion or 14.3% market share, lower than the $10.37 billion or 19.1% market share in the first quarter of 2018.
Hilltop hangs even
Hilltop securities saw an increase in par amount to $5.02 billion from $3.81 billion, while its market share rose to 7.8%.
Acacia moves up
Acacia Financial Group Inc. gained one place to fourth with $2.22 billion in par amount, compared with $2.04 billion handled in the first three months of 2018.
Piper pumping up
Piper Jaffray jumped to fifth place from 10th last year at this point. The firm accounted for $1.51 billion in 39 deals or 2.4% market share. That compares with to $948 million over 35 transactions and 1.8% market share.
Lots of newcomers fill out rest of top 10
Backstrom McCarley Berry & Co. vaulted to sixth from 29th with $1.35 billion from $341.7 million a year ago.

RBC Capital Markets moved up to seventh from 12th with $1.23 billion.

Columbia Capital Management gained up to eighth from 20th place at this time last year with $1.22 billion.

CSG Advisors Incorporated stayed stagnant in ninth place with $1.14 billion.

Swap Financial Group LLC rounds out the top 10, as it moved up from 26th place with a total of $1.01 billion.
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