Our Public Finance platform makes Florida schools a priority – a focus that has resulted in powerful results for schools and students and for our firm. In 2017, Raymond James ranked first in Florida School District financings with $313.4 million of senior managed negotiated par issuance. The firm consistently ranks among the top three co-managers for Florida School District issues, participating on 19 transactions for a total par amount of $1.173 billion in 2016 and 2017. And since 2014, Raymond James has acted as an underwriter, senior manager or co-senior manager on 47 Florida School District COPs transactions totaling approximately $2.63 billion in par amount.*
Unlike other public finance investment banking firms working throughout the state, Raymond James is headquartered here, making us uniquely qualified and committed to serving local Florida issuers. Our platform enjoys a powerful distribution network and the largest underwriting desk in the Southeast, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.
* Source: Thomson Reuters, based on total dollar amount of transactions