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Local insight. Broad expertise.

Raymond James Public Finance has the expertise, experience and dedication to make a significant difference in your community’s financial outlook – because your community is our community, too.

Across the state of South Carolina, Raymond James has more than 120 financial advisors and 200 associates living and working in 25 cities and managing nearly $10.8 billion in total assets. With 21 municipal institutional sales professionals and 160 fixed income generalists, we strive to provide outstanding service at the lowest possible borrowing cost to our clients. In addition to our steadfast commitment to South Carolina, Raymond James Public Finance consistently ranks among the Top 10 underwriters of municipal bonds nationwide.*

From new municipal and education facilities to improved water and sewer systems and economic development projects, complex financing structures are often required to fund progress within communities. Our veteran bankers and aggressive underwriters work with municipal issuers to provide tailored financing solutions to meet their unique needs.

*Source: Bloomberg, based on total par amount (2015 – 2019). Past performance may not be indicative of future results.
Stats as of December 31, 2019

Full-service Capabilities

  • Underwriting
    • General obligation
    • Limited tax obligations
    • Water & Sewer/Utilities
    • Certificates of participation
    • School districts
    • Higher education
    • Tax increment financing (TIF)
    • Airports
    • Housing
    • Healthcare
    • Master lease program financing
  • Private placements
  • USDA financing
  • Rating agency strategy
  • Economic development projects
  • Debt portfolio analysis
  • Pension bond financing
  • Investment of proceeds advisory
  • Financial advisory
  • Derivatives advisory


Todd Barnes
Managing Director
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George Pugh
Managing Director
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David Gray
Managing Director
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Kemp Lewis
Senior Managing Director
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Jennifer Mills
Jennifer Mills
Managing Director, Quantitative Specialist
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Chuck Ellingsworth
Chuck Ellingsworth
Managing Director, Higher Education Specialist
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Rebecca Patterson
Rebecca Turner
Vice President
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