Florida Public Finance

Invested in your community. Because it’s ours, too.

With an unmatched presence in the state, Raymond James’ experienced public finance banking team blends personalized service with more than a half century of community commitment. Florida is our home, not a place where we come to do deals. Raymond James is proud to be the only major financial services firm founded and headquartered in Florida, with our global headquarters in St. Petersburg. Our dedicated team is part of Raymond James’ strong and growing presence in the State with almost 700 offices in Florida – including our St. Petersburg headquarters. Our broad and diverse distribution network spans over 1,100 retail advisors managing over 400,000 client accounts for Floridians totaling more than $115 billion. Deep community ties and long-term relationships are our foundation for providing enhanced public financial resources throughout every transaction.

For more than 60 years, Raymond James has remained committed to the principle that putting others first – from our clients to our neighbors – is the right thing to do. And with the global headquarters located in St. Petersburg, Florida, Raymond James has been a proud sponsor of and participant in more than 185 major charitable, cultural, educational and municipal organizations throughout Florida. With the largest underwriting desk in the Southeast and unsurpassed local and statewide knowledge, Raymond James is a proven industry leader consistently ranking as one of the top 10 senior managing underwriters in Florida and nationwide.*

*Source: Bloomberg, based on total par amount (2015 – 2022). Past performance may not be indicative of future results.

Full-service Capabilities

  • Underwriting
    • General Obligation
    • Water & Sewer/Utilities
    • Special Tax Obligations
    • Certificates of Participation
    • Airports
    • Surface Transportation
    • K-12 School
    • Higher Education
    • Housing
    • Healthcare
    • Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
    • Non-Ad Valorem Revenues
    • Special Assessments
  • Private Placements
    • Placement Agent
    • Direct Placements/Bank Loans (through Raymond James Capital Funding, Inc.)
  • Specialty Financings
    • USDA
    • Pensions Bonds
    • Stadiums
    • Taxable
  • Financial Advisory
  • Debt Portfolio Analysis
  • Rating Agency Strategy


Kapil Bhatia
Managing Director
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Jon Eichelberger
Managing Director
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Rick Patterson
Managing Director
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Glenn Gough
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Sasha Stipanovich
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Ryan Aravind
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Jock Wright
Managing Director, Municipal Underwriter
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