SFG’s governmental advisory practice is the cornerstone of our business. Among governmental clients, we have advised six of the ten largest states and four of the five largest cities in the U.S. and continue to do business with smaller government and municipal agencies from around the country, such as many water districts, power agencies, housing agencies and transportation authorities, with our expert analysis and knowledge of the municipal debt markets, domestic reach, and fair pricing. We are able to help any municipality of any size or level of portfolio complexity, achieve an effective Swap portfolio by educating the client about the derivative markets, developing sound financial strategies and helping them realize lowest execution levels in either negotiated or competitive bids.
SFG serves as a Qualified Independent Representative (“QIR”) for our non-ERISA “Special Entity” governmental and municipal clients as defined under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the “Dodd-Frank Act”) and SFG can make all the necessary representations and covenants required by CFTC Regulation 23.450. Our firm is a registered municipal advisor with both the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). We are also registered as a Commodity Trading Advisor with the National Futures Association.