Investment Banking made personal

First London Securities (FLSC) was founded and has operated continuously from Dallas, TX since 1991. It continues to be led by its founding principal, Douglas Nichols an investment professional with a successful track record in the finance industry. Our purpose is to address the needs of individual and corporate clients seeking personal attention without the costs and inflexibility of larger brokerage firms.

Investor Centered Broker Services

First London is proud to offer debt & equity investments and trading services to individual investors and groups.

Investment Banking Made Personal

Our team at FLSC is focused on providing personal and customized services to corporate and small to medium sized business clients in investment banking, business advisory and strategic investment offerings.

FLSC is a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority* (FINRA) registered firm, previously known as the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD).

Our membership in the Securities Protection Investors Corporation (SPIC) protects each account for up to a total of $500,000.

Our clearing firm, First Southwest has over 20 years in the clearing industry and provides additional protection per account for a total of $10 million in account protection.

First London is located in the Uptown district of Dallas, Texas. A preferred address for many of the city's premier financial services firms.


* FINRA: The Industry’s New Regulator

On July 26, 2007, the SEC approved the consolidation of NASD (National Association of Securities Dealers) and NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)regulation into a single self-regulatory organization (SRO) known as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Among the purposes of this regulatory consolidation were to:

  • Eliminate duplicate regulation by NASD and NYSE
  • Strengthen the competitiveness of the US markets
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