What Is MSRB Gateway?
MSRB Gateway is the single, secure access point for all MSRB Market Transparency submission services, applications and the associated forms. Users can also perform the following functions in Gateway:
- Set up secure, password-protected accounts
- Manage organization and user account details
- Access certain forms used for MSRB submission services
- Manage agent designations
- Navigate to all secure MSRB websites, such as EMMA® Dataport, based upon rights assigned to a user
Log in to MSRB Gateway.
Create an MSRB Gateway account.
Who Uses MSRB Gateway?
Many types of users access MSRB services through Gateway:
- Brokers, dealers, municipal securities dealers (collectively, municipal securities dealers) and agents associated with an MSRB registered dealer firm
- Municipal advisor organizations, including sole proprietors, that engage in municipal advisor activities
- Issuers, obligated persons and agents submitting on EMMA
- Regulators accessing reports and data for regulatory purposes
What Are the Types of MSRB Gateway Accounts?
Different types of accounts have been implemented within MSRB Gateway to facilitate the different activities of MSRB users:
MSRB registrants – Dealers and municipal advisors establish Gateway accounts when they register with the MSRB pursuant to Rule A-12. MSRB accounts permit access to required forms, such as Form G-40 and Form RTRS, as well as to secure web sites used to comply with other rules requiring specific disclosures, such as rules G-14, G-32, G-34 and G-37.
Because a single account is created for the organization, account administrators within the dealer or municipal advisor organization have the ability to create and manage individual user accounts, allowing quick and easy management of staffing changes. MSRB registrants may also designate document submissions rights to users outside their organization (i.e., agents), or offer to act as agent for other organizations. Individual users can make updates to their individual Gateway account profile.
Organization Accounts for Issuers and Obligated Persons – Organization accounts allow issuers and obligated persons to submit continuing disclosure filings and voluntary primary market submissions through EMMA® Dataport. Because a single account is created for the organization, account administrators within the issuer or obligated person’s organization have the ability to create and manage individual user accounts. Issuers and obligated persons may also designate submissions rights to users outside their organization (i.e. agents). Individual users can make updates to their individual Gateway account profile.
Individual Continuing Disclosure Accounts for Issuers, Obligated Persons and Secondary Market Agents – Individual accounts are used solely to make continuing disclosure submissions to EMMA. Users manage their individual MSRB Gateway account details. Users may convert their continuing disclosure account into Organization account and consolidate other continuing disclosure accounts into their account.
Agent Accounts – Certain organizations offer to act as agents for dealers, municipal advisors, issuers and obligated persons, to make data and disclosure submissions on their behalf. Gateway allows agent organizations to create accounts for accessing data and disclosure submission systems. Because a single account is created for the organization, account administrators within the agent organization have the ability to create and manage individual user accounts, allowing quick and easy management of staffing changes.
Subscriber Accounts – Subscribers to MSRB data subscription services are granted MSRB Gateway accounts by MSRB staff. Subscriber accounts allow subscribers to manage passwords.
Enforcement Authorities – The MSRB creates accounts for enforcement authorities charged with enforcing MSRB rules. Because a single account is created for the organization, account administrators within the enforcement authority have the ability to create and manage individual user accounts, allowing enforcement authorities to quickly and easily manage staff changes.
How Do Organizations New to the MSRB Establish Accounts?
Click here to create a new organization account with the MSRB .
How Do New Users Obtain Gateway Access?
Staff of organizations that have already established accounts should determine who the account administrators are for their organization and ask that person to create an account for them.
How Do Users With Existing Gateway Accounts Access Gateway?
Users can access MSRB Gateway either by clicking on the log-in button at the top of every page of this website or by clicking “Log into MSRB Systems” located in the upper right of the homepage.
What Reference Documents Are Available?
The MSRB publishes several MSRB Gateway account management manuals for all dealers, municipal advisors, issuers, obligated persons, and agents. Instructional manuals are also available on how to make submissions on EMMA.
For more information, call MSRB Support at 703-797-6668.
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