SWS Group, Inc. (SWS) is a diversified financial services holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is focused on delivering investment banking, commercial banking and related financial services to corporate, individual and institutional investors, broker or dealers, Governmental entities and financial intermediaries. SWS operates in four segments: Clearing, Retail, Institutional and Banking. The Clearing segment provides clearing and execution services for securities broker or dealers, for bank affiliated firms. The Retail segment includes retail securities products and services, insurance products and managed accounts. The Institutional segment serves customers in securities borrowing and lending, municipal finance, sales, trading and underwriting of taxable and tax-exempt fixed income securities and equity trading. The Banking segment offers banking products and services, and focuses on small business lending and short-term funding for mortgage bankers.