Glossary of Municipal Securities Terms

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY REGULATORY AUTHORITY (FINRA)

A self-regulatory organization, formerly known as the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), that enforces MSRB rules applicable to the municipal securities activities of its member broker-dealers, administers the MSRB’s professional qualification examinations and handles arbitration proceedings relating to municipal securities for its member broker-dealers and for bank dealers. FINRA also adopts rules governing the conduct of its members with respect to most types of securities other than municipal securities.

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