Rice Financial has grown its underwriting practice from $7.7 billion in 2006, our first year as a fully committed bond underwriter, to $35.6 billion in 2016.* Our underwriting, sales and trading team has senior managed issues totaling more than $6 billion,* including bond financings for some of the nation’s most prominent issuers, such as the cities of Chicago, Houston and New York City, and the states of Connecticut, Illinois, New York and Ohio. All of our bankers trained at top-tier Wall Street firms.
Rice Financial’s bankers and quantitative analysts have a reputation for creativity and thoroughness that sets them apart from their investment banking peers. They have pioneered some of the industry’s most talked about financial products and always think outside of the box to meet the unique needs of each client. Our senior quantitative analyst gained over 20 years of experience at Precision Analytics and DBC, where he was credited with developing the leading municipal finance analytic and structuring software application in the United States (DBC Finance).
Rice Financial also employs a full-time veteran credit analyst to assist the banking team in identifying and working through key credit issues. We are able to isolate and address key issues to help improve clients’ chances of securing a new or upgraded credit rating, which leads to more favorable public reception of an issuer’s bonds and cost savings.
*Source: Securities Data Company