Public Finance

Relationships. Ideas. Execution.

Better schools. Safe roads. Quality healthcare. Communities strive to provide a high quality of life for all citizens. And providing the financing solutions to get there is the goal of our dedicated public finance professionals.

Our Public Finance group has in-depth experience and expertise in providing financing strategies for a broad range of tax-exempt issues. We are a dedicated partner to clients across America, including those in state and local governments, airports, utilities, school districts, higher education and healthcare.

Located in 27 offices nationwide, our team of approximately 180 public finance professionals senior managed 802 negotiated and competitive issues in 2016 with a total par value of more than $18 billion. We consistently rank among the Top 10 underwriters of municipal bonds in the United States.*

But just like the clients we serve, our business is about more than numbers. It’s about people.

Relationships are the foundation of what we do. The enduring connections we make with our issuer clients, industry partners and communities inspire us to deliver innovative financing strategies – and enhance the quality of the lives we touch.

*In 2016, Raymond James was the nation’s seventh leading municipal underwriter and ranked among the top 10 in large issues over $100 million. Source: Thomson Reuters

Great ideas and superior execution know no boundaries

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Extensive distribution capabilities

We provide a national fixed income distribution network with both retail and institutional sales offices throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. For a closer look at our comprehensive distribution, click here.


Underwritingsee content

As one of the nation's leading underwriters of municipal bonds, Raymond James offers a comprehensive array of services to state and local governments, utilities, housing authorities, airports, healthcare providers, higher education institutions, corporations and other entities that issue taxable or tax-exempt debt.

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Financial Productssee content

The Raymond James Financial Products Group (FPG) is a dedicated group of marketing professionals focused on providing interest rate derivative products, services and solutions to the firm's tax-exempt clients. 

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Public Finance Market Watch

In-depth and timely commentary and analysis on the municipal market from industry experts.