Bond Offerings

General Offering Information

The following firms have been approved and qualified by the Massachusetts School Building Authority to provide professional services for bond sales or its borrowing programs. Each firm was selected via a competitive Request for Responses (RFR).  Selling Group members may be added prior to the next full RFR if they provide up to date information that warrants their inclusion.

Senior Managers (Alphabetical Order)                                              

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Barclays

Citi

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

Jefferies

J.P. Morgan

Loop Capital Markets

Morgan Stanley

Ramirez & Co.

RBC Capital Markets

Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co., LLC

STIFEL

UBS

Wells Fargo Securities

Co-Managers (Alphabetical Order)

Fidelity Capital Markets

Mischler Financial Group

Rice Financial Product Co.

Robert W. Baird & Co.

Stern Brothers & Co.

TD Securities (USA) LLC

US Bancorp

Selling Group (Alphabetical Order)

Neighborly Securities

Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

Rock Fleet

Seelaus

Tribal Capital Markets, LLC

Variable Rate Remarketing Agents (Alphabetical Order)

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Barclays

Citi

Clarity BidRate Alternative Trading System (“Clarity”)

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

Jefferies

J.P. Morgan

Loop Capital Markets

Morgan Stanley

RBC Capital Markets

Stern Brothers & Co.

STIFEL

TD Securities (USA) LLC

UBS

US Bancorp

Wells Fargo Securities

Commercial Paper Dealers (Alphabetical Order)

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Barclays

Citi

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

Jefferies

J.P. Morgan

Loop Capital Markets

Morgan Stanley

Ramirez & Co.

RBC Capital Markets

STIFEL

TD Securities (USA) LLC

UBS

US Bancorp

Wells Fargo Securities

Independent Municipal Advisor Exemption Language

By publicly posting the following written disclosure, the MSBA intends that market participants may rely on the following for purposes of establishing the independent registered municipal advisor (IRMA) exemption to the SEC Municipal Advisor Rule.

The Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”) has retained certain independent registered municipal advisors. The MSBA is represented by and will rely on its municipal advisor(s) to provide advice with respect to proposals from financial services firms concerning the issuance of municipal securities and municipal financial products, including investments of bond proceeds and escrow investments, if applicable. The MSBA has qualified several independent registered municipal advisors to assist the MSBA in its debt management program. To know which municipal advisory firm that the MSBA will rely with respect to a particular matter, please contact the MSBA at 617-720-4466.  This information may be relied upon for purposes of establishing the IRMA exemption until June 30, 2018, unless otherwise revoked or rescinded by the MSBA in its sole discretion. Proposals may be provided to the MSBA at 40 Broad Street, Suite 500, Boston, MA  02109. The MSBA will provide proposals received to its municipal advisors, in its discretion. Please note that aside from regulatory mandated correspondence between a financial services firm and the MSBA’s municipal advisors, no financial services firm should contact or send documents directly to the MSBA’s municipal advisors unless specifically directed to do so by the MSBA.

The MSBA has qualified the following independent registered municipal advisory firms for the Debt Management Pool (Alphabetical Order):

  • Acacia Financial Group, Inc.
  • First Southwest
  • Frasca & Associates, LLC
  • PFM Financial Advisors LLC
  • PRAG

The MSBA has qualified the following independent registered municipal advisory firms for the Investment Management Pool (Alphabetical Order):

  • First Southwest
  • Frasca & Associates, LLC
  • Omnicap
  • PFM Financial Advisors LLC
  • PRAG 

List of Firms Qualified to Serve as Bond Counsel (Alphabetical Order):

  • Greenberg Traurig
  • Hinckley Allen
  • Locke Lord
  • McCarter & English
  • Mintz Levin

List of Firms Qualified to Serve as Disclosure Counsel (Alphabetical Order):

  • Greenburg Traurig
  • Hinckley Allen
  • Locke Lord
  • McCarter & English
  • Mintz Levin

List of Firms Qualified to Serve as Underwriters' Counsel (Alphabetical Order)*:

  • Hinckley Allen
  • Locke Lord
  • McCarter & English

*Underwriters will have the ability to submit other firms to the approved pool of firms providing Underwriters' Counsel services prior to the next Legal Services Procurement.

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