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Mr. Rorke joined Hilliard Lyons in December of 2011. Alex heads the Municipal Securities Group which provides public finance, sales, trading and underwriting services. He has over 30 years of industry experience and has been lead banker for billions of dollars in senior managed financings for large issuers in Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa and Michigan. Mr. Rorke was Managing Director at UBS (formerly PaineWebber) for fifteen years where he led the firm’s Midwest Public Finance Group. During that time period UBS frequently ranked first as senior manager in the region, including in Illinois and Kentucky. Prior to joining Hilliard, Alex headed national public finance at Loop Capital, where he was responsible for $14.4 billion in senior managed financings.
Mr. Rorke has extensive civic experience. He Co-Chaired Illinois’ Economic Recovery Commission and is a member of the Illinois Budgeting for Results Commission, Co-Chairs the Board of the Chicago Summer Business Institute which provides meaningful summer jobs to achieving inner-city youth and is a Trustee of both the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Louisville Orchestra. He has served as a Trustee of Northwestern University.
Professionally, he is a member of the Municipal Executive Committee of the Securities Industry Financial Markets Association (“SIFMA”).
Alex has a Bachelor of Science and MA degrees from Northwestern University and received his MBA from Columbia University.