Matt Shields

 The Hovde Group


Matt Shields
Managing Director
Tel: 678.999.4421

As a Managing Director in the firm’s Equity Capital Markets Group, Mr. Shields is responsible for equity trading and market making of bank stocks. Mr. Shields brings to Hovde over 10 years of financial industry capital markets and trading experience. Mr. Shields was previously with FIG Partners, where he served as a head trader and market maker covering bank stocks nationwide. As an experienced equity capital markets trader and execution professional, Mr. Shields’brings with him tremendous expertise in the bank sector which allows him to offer deep market insight and effectively cover and execute strategies for bank and institutional clients. Mr. Shields was formerly a founding member of The Benchmark Co. where he was responsible for institutional sales and trading. Mr. Shields is a board member on the Georgia Securities Association.

Mr. Shields received his MBA from the University of Georgia, and graduated with a Bachelors in Economics and Legal Studies from Ithaca College. Mr. Shields is licensed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and holds the following licenses: Series 7, 24, 55, 63, 79 and 99.