Together, we can help finance America's future.

As a national leader in higher education finance, we help our clients achieve strategic objectives through comprehensive investment banking and advisory services, in-depth education sector knowledge, debt structuring, trading expertise, and strong distribution channels.  


Kit Caldwell
Managing Director
+1 913 345-3370
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Bill Henderson
Managing Director
+1 913 345-3370
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Janet Laney
Managing Director
+1 314 726-7530
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Keith Morgan
Managing Director
+1 312 267-5020
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Diane Paauwe
Managing Director
+1 612 303-6686
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Our focus is not simply the execution of the transaction at hand, but rather the delivery of superior client service and the establishment of enduring, long-term relationships.

Whether your institution is large or small, public or private, we come to the table with higher education financing solutions that make sense. We'll help you manage long-term debt and structure bond issues that fit your unique capital needs.

We are a:

  • Full-service, national securities firm with an international presence
  • Serving corporate and municipal clients since 1895 and traded on the New York Stock Exchange (Symbol: PJC)
  • Net capital of $214,971 million**
  • One of the industry's largest variable-rate underwriters
  • Sole or senior manager of 518 long- and short-term negotiated transactions in 2015 totaling over $12.8 billion*
  • No. 3 ranked underwriter of senior managed long-term negotiated financings in the nation—based on number of issues in 2015
  • Eight strategically located regional underwriting desks
  • Specialist in education finance:
    • Investment bankers who focus solely on education finance
    • Expertise with both public and private institutions
    • National coverage; broad client base
    • Serving both large and small institutions
  • Comprehensive services and capabilities to deliver superior service to our higher education clients:
    • Taxable and tax-exempt; fixed and variable rate financings
    • Rated and nonrated; enhanced and stand-alone credits
    • Public sales and private placements
    • Full suite of interest risk protection products including: swaps, caps, locks, floors and collars
    • Fund reinvestment services

    *Source: Thomson Reuters
    **As of March 1, 2016