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  • Arkansas Public Finance

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    Local legacy. National reach.

    Raymond James is a proven partner for issuers across Arkansas, with a strong presence in the state that began in 1931 with T.J. Raney and Sons and expanded in 1989, when Morgan Keegan acquired the assets and operations of the firm. In 2012, Raymond James and Morgan Keegan combined, resulting in one of the largest and most dynamic public finance practices in the country.

    Through institutional fixed income and public finance offices in Little Rock, Raymond James helps enable Arkansas issuers to achieve their goals and build their communities. And with underwriting expertise and a breadth of resources, Raymond James Public Finance is consistently named a top 10 municipal underwriter nationally*, while the firm’s commitment to Arkansas remains steadfast.


    employees in 32 offices in 14 cities statewide


    retail brokers with 28,971 accounts and over $6.4 billion AUM


    issues worth $4.5 billion executed in Arkansas in the last decade

    Stats as of 6/30/2019
    *Source: Bloomberg, based on total par amount (2014 - 2018). Past performance may not be indicative of future results.

    Full-service Capabilities

    • General obligation/General fund
    • Utilities
    • Higher education
    • Transportation/Aviation
    • Non-Ad valorem revenues
    • Taxable financings
    • Healthcare
    • Housing
    • POBs/OPEB
    • Tobacco securitization
    • School districts
    • Financial advisory services
    • Economic development projects
    • Investment of proceeds advisory
    • Limited tax obligations
    • Tax increment financing
    • Private placements
    • USDA financing
    • Rating agency strategy


    Daniel Allen
    Daniel Allen
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    Cheryl Schluterman
    Senior Vice President
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    Patricia Quinn
    Patricia Quinn
    First Vice President
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    Mary Morgan Gladney
    Mary Morgan Gladney
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    Sam Nagel
    Sam Nagel
    Vice President
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    Chuck Ellingsworth
    Chuck Ellingsworth
    Managing Director, Higher Education Specialist
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    James Birdwell
    James E. Birdwell III
    Managing Director, Healthcare Finance Specialist
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