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Institutional Municipal Credit 

Ziegler's institutional municipal credit desk makes markets across a broad array of municipal fixed income instruments. Our veteran traders and sales professionals are a strategic resource that delivers innovative expertise and geographic coverage with high-impact results for the clients we serve.


Distribution & Trading:

  • High Yield Municipal Bonds
  • Investment Grade Municipal Bonds
  • Taxable Municipal Bonds
  • Private Placement
  • Interest Rate Risk Management
  • Floating Rate Debt
  • Variable Rate Demand Obligations (VRDO)
  • Tax-Exempt CP
  • Credit Analysis & Monitoring
  • Secondary Trading Strategy


Clients We Serve:

  • Mutual Funds
  • Asset Managers
  • Insurance Companies
  • Banks
  • Hedge Funds
  • Corporations


Interest Rates

Ziegler's interest rate products desk works in coordination with the firm’s capital markets, structured products, banking and traditional sales & trading groups to maintain a continuous flow of creative solutions for even the most difficult of challenges. Our team of experienced professionals combines its tactical idea generation and execution capabilities in order to provide the firm’s clients with innovative & deliverable solutions for the dynamic challenges of today’s markets.

Value-Added Services:

  • Yield Curve Trading
  • Relative Value Trading
  • Tax-Advantaged Trading
  • Basis Trading
  • Distressed Structure Liquidation
  • Liability Driven Investing (LDI)
  • Liquidity Solutions
  • Credit Analysis & Monitoring
  • Technical Analysis


  • Floating Rate Notes
  • Inflation-Indexed Securities
  • Auction Rate Securities
  • Adjustable Rate Puts
  • Index-Linked Securities
  • Credit-Linked Securities
  • Student Loan Asset-Backed Securities
  • Agencies
  • Money-Market Securities
  • Commercial Paper

Structured Products

Ziegler’s structured products desk identifies, defines, measures and analyzes market & financial risks for the firm’s clients. Our results driven and disciplined approach to the mitigation of risk allows for a responsible and essential set of solutions customized to our clients’ particular needs & objectives.

Risk Management & Value-Added Services:

  • Interest Rate Risk
  • Basis Risk
  • Tax Risk
  • Counterparty Risk
  • Market Timing Risk
  • Reinvestment Risk
  • Structural Risk
  • Risk Appetite Matching
  • Cash Flow Monetization
  • Asset Securitization
  • Leveraged Funds
  • Derivative Valuation (Z-VAL)

Transaction Types:

  • LIBOR Swaps
  • Ratio Swaps
  • SIFMA Swaps
  • Caps & Collars
  • Amendments, Novations & Terminations
  • Swaptions
  • Total Return Swaps
  • Tender Option Bond (TOB)
  • Proceeds Allocation & Reinvestment
  • Guaranteed Investment Contract (GIC)
  • Forward Delivery Agreement (FDA)
  • Repurchase Agreement (Repo)
  • Structured Notes


Ziegler's underwriting & syndicates desk is a top senior managing underwriter in the specialty sectors it serves. Our experience and technical efficiency combined with our strategically located offices nationwide allows for the optimal distribution of an issuer’s debt across the firm’s institutional & retail platforms.

Specialty Sectors we Serve:

Types of Debt Offerings & Products:

  • Fixed Rate
  • Tax-Exempt
  • Taxable
  • Rated & Non-Rated Financing
  • Floating Rate
  • Variable Rate Demand Obligations (VRDO)
  • Private Placements
  • Short-Term Financing
  • TEMPS℠
  • ARROS℠