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Public Finance

The UMB Bank, n.a. Investment Banking Division public finance group partners with local municipalities to assist in the issuance of tax-exempt municipal bonds to finance public projects.

The municipal bond underwriting desk consistently ranks nationally, at or near the top of bank-qualified underwriters. We are in the market daily, bidding on quality municipal bonds coming to market in the competitive bid arena. The public finance team assists municipalities and private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations to finance projects on a negotiated or a private placement basis. We offer meaningful options to issuers to efficiently access the municipal bond marketplace in a responsible, creditworthy and cost effective manner.

Our team of municipal underwriting and trading professionals has more than 100 years of industry experience, including extensive relationships with both bulge bracket firms and regional dealers. Our associates have acted in the capacity of senior manager on over $2 billion in issues each year for the past 10 years. Our underwriting experience includes a wide array of credits, issue sizes, geographic regions, sale methods and relationships. Furthermore, we can leverage our unique understanding of both the buy and sell side of the market against UMB’s robust distribution network.

Specialized Areas

  • Cities and Counties
  • Healthcare
  • Higher Education
  • Economic Development
  • Tax Increment Financing
  • Water and Sewer Districts
  • Fire Districts
  • Improvement Districts
  • Library Districts
  • Housing
  • School Districts
  • 501(c)(3) Organizations
  • Transportation

We welcome the opportunity to work with you and your community to help finance local public projects thoughtfully and with integrity as your trusted partner.

Contact us to learn more about public finance programs.


Products offered through UMB Bank, n.a., Investment Banking Division are:

UMB’s Public Finance and Municipal Bond Departments partner

The Municipal Bond Underwriting desk consistently ranks at or near the top of bank qualified underwriters nationally. 

Products offered through Investment Banking are: