CHICAGO - With the exception of a change in the letterhead that now reads Barclays Capital, the 160-member national municipal group of the former Lehman Brothers, from its desk nameplates to its management team, looks for the most part just like it did six weeks ago, before the firm filed for bankruptcy.

That's the message the head of municipal finance, Jerry Rizzieri, wants to convey to investors and issuer clients, some still skittish of the firm in the wake of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.'s bankruptcy filing Sept. 15 that for some complicated the timing of deals and led to swap defaults and failed variable-rate remarketings.

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