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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.

            152

            employees in 32 offices in 14 cities statewide

            103

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

            400+

            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

            Team

            Daniel Allen
            Daniel Allen
            Senior Vice President
               
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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
            Associate
               
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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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            Blake Sanders
            Blake Sanders
            Analyst
               
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