Rice Financial has grown its underwriting practice from $7.7 billion in 2006, our first year as a fully committed bond underwriter, to more than $35.7 billion in 2018. Today, Rice Financial is a participant in more than 10% of all municipal infrastructure bond financings completed annually in the U.S. Our underwriting, sales and trading team has senior managed bond issues totaling more than $12 billion, including financings for some of the nation’s most prominent issuers, including the cities of New York, Chicago and Houston, 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. 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.