The new municipal underwriting group at U.S. Bancorp Investments continues to expand its ranks, adding Leon Bijou as the group's in-house legal counsel last week and securing Bill Bingham to oversee fixed-rate trading this fall.

The New York-based group plans to officially enter the market in mid-September and develop the fixed-rate business early next year. Its focus will be on the origination, underwriting, sales, remarketing, and trading of floating- and fixed-rate municipal debt.

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