Public Finance

Fifth Third Securities Public Finance Group provides a broad range of debt underwriting, placement and financial advisory services to municipal issuers including state level issuers, cities, villages, townships, counties, school districts, water and sewer districts and other public utility systems, health care facilities, and higher education institutions.

Backed by the in-depth analysis of our fixed income strategy group, we can provide solutions that are appropriate for current economic conditions, your industry, and your organization's objectives.

Fifth Third Securities Public Finance Group offers underwritten and placed securities that include:

  • Tax supported bond and note issues
  • Revenue supported bond and note issues
  • Variable rate bonds (tax-exempt and taxable), including Industrial Development bonds
  • Certificates of Participation for lease financing
  • Energy conservation debt
  • Qualified school construction and recovery zone bonds

Services provided by Fifth Third Securities Public Finance Group include:

Underwriting Services

  • Coordinate pre-sale marketing for a bond or note issue
  • Provide nationwide and regional marketing to institutional investors
  • Provide regional marketing to retail investors
  • Coordinate with co-managers or selling group members
  • Negotiate pricing and final terms of the bond or note issue
  • Finalize all closing activities and wiring of funds

Private Placement Services

  • Provide nationwide and regional placement to accredited investors
  • Coordinate activities with all professional team members
  • Negotiate pricing and final terms of placement
  • Finalize all closing and settlement details

Financial Advisory Services

  • Plan and guide financing programs
  • Design terms and features for bond and note issues
  • Assist in obtaining credit ratings and/or credit enhancement
  • Provide financial analysis
  • Provide refinancing and defeasance analysis


  1. Fifth Third Bank provides access to investments and investment services through various subsidiaries, including Fifth Third Securities. Fifth Third Securities is the trade name used by Fifth Third Securities, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, a registered broker-dealer and a registered investment advisor registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training. Securities and investments offered through Fifth Third Securities, Inc. and insurance products:
    • Are Not FDIC Insured
    • Offer No Bank Guarantee
    • May Lose Value
    • Are Not Insured by any Federal Government Agency
    • Are Not A Deposit
  2. Insurance products made available through Fifth Third Insurance Agency, Inc.
  1. Fifth Third Securities is not recommending an action to you as the municipal entity or obligated person;
  2. Fifth Third Securities is not acting as an advisor to you and does not owe a fiduciary duty pursuant to Section 15B of the Exchange Act to you with respect to the information and material contained in this communication;
  3. Fifth Third Securities is acting for its own interests; and
  4. you should discuss any information and material contained in this communication with any and all internal or external advisors and experts that you deem appropriate before acting on this information or material.

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