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…focus on the bond
markets led to the
development of
The Tax-Free Cash
Investment Program™
and The Tax-Free
Growth Program™…

About Kurt L. Smith

Kurt L Smith researches and acquires select municipal bonds for individuals, money managers, hedge fund managers and insurance companies. The demise of municipal bond insurance has increased both the risks and opportunities for bond portfolios.  My monthly newsletter, The Municipal Market Letter, communicates my ongoing approach in this ever-changing marketplace.

Professional Experience
Mr. Smith began his career in 1986 in tax-free municipal bonds with MBank Capital Markets. Thereafter he joined Barre & Company where his bond experience expanded to include collateralized mortgage obligations (CMO’s) and corporate bonds including lower-rated junk bonds. Mr. Smith joined Southwest Securities, Inc. in 1996 to develop The Select Approach™ to building and maintaining wealth. He founded The Select Group in 1997 to leverage technology and relationships to provide a higher level of service to his clients. His focus on the bond markets led to the development of The Tax-Free Cash Investment Program™ and The Tax-Free Growth Program™ to bring additional opportunities to his clients. He joined Braymen, Lambert & Noel Securities, Ltd. in 2006 to continue these goals before founding The Select Approach LLC in 2010 in Dallas, Texas.  The Select Approach, LLC uses the broker/dealer services of Maplewood Investments, Inc.  Securities offered through Maplewood Investments, Inc., Member FINRA, SIPC.

Since 1994, Mr. Smith has served as a FINRA arbitrator, serving on numerous arbitrations involving issues in the brokerage industry.

Mr. Smith received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1985. His major area of study was accounting. Additionally, he is licensed as a Registered Municipal Principal and General Securities Representative.

Personal Profile
Mr. Smith is a native of Texas, born in Dallas. He and his wife Lisa live in Dallas with their two sons, Harrison and Michael. He is active in his church as well as with the various activities of his growing boys. A frequent camper, Mr. Smith loves to travel with his family and follow his beloved Texas Longhorns.


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