Rice Financial’s Taxable Fixed Income Group (TFIG) offers municipal clients fixed income debt securities for their investment needs. The firm’s relationships with the GSEs (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Federal Home Loan Bank and Farmer Mac) allow us to structure and provide competitive investments for our clients. Notably, this group often sells municipal securities to other municipalities for investment purposes, providing a completely new investor segment for many of our clients.
In 2016, Rice Financial sold $10 billion in fixed income securities to state and local governments. Virtually all of this business was done on a competitive basis. Our daily presence in the money markets and relationships with the GSEs allow us to create discount note maturities via “reverse inquiry,” giving our customers greater short-term investment flexibility.