MSRB Announces Training Webinars On Market Information Services

Date: March 2, 2010

Contact:              Jennifer A. Galloway, Chief Communications Officer
                          (703) 797-6600
                          jgalloway@msrb.org


MSRB ANNOUNCES TRAINING WEBINARS ON MARKET INFORMATION SERVICES
Sessions Will Cover Document and Data Submission
 

Alexandria , VA – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) today announced a series of webinars designed to assist municipal securities market participants with using MSRB’s market information services. The MSRB is committed to ongoing training to ensure compliance with MSRB and Securities and Exchange Commission rules. A schedule of webinars has been planned through July 2010.

Scheduled webinars will provide training for municipal securities dealers, issuers and other entities that submit documents and data to the MSRB through its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA) system.

Pre-registration for the upcoming webinars is required and can be completed via the links below. There is no charge to attend and each session will last about an hour. Registration can also be completed in the Events section of www.msrb.org.

Upcoming MSRB Market Information Webinars

Submitting Continuing Disclosure Documents
March 16, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.
March 24, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.
June 8, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.
June 16, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.

Who should attend: Municipal bond issuers, obligated persons and agents that submit continuing disclosure documents to the MSRB’s Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA) system. The webinars will cover the registration and confirmation process associated with submitting documents to EMMA, submitting continuing disclosures and navigating the site.

Submitting Trade Data (RTRS)
Level 1 - April 13, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.
Level 2 - April 14, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.

Who should attend: Municipal securities dealers that report transactions to the MSRB’s Real-time Transaction Reporting System (RTRS) in compliance with Rules G-14 and G-12(f), and that use the RTRS web system to access trade data. Level 1 is geared toward new RTRS users and will cover topics including digital certificates, entering trade reports, modifying/cancelling trade reports and trade management. Level 2 is intended for users already familiar with RTRS and will review advanced topics including error code review and response, special condition codes and data quality reports.

Submitting Short-Term Obligation Rate Data (SHORT)
April 15, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.

Who should attend: Municipal securities dealers that report auction rate securities and variable rate demand obligation data to the MSRB’s Short-Term Obligation Rate Transparency (SHORT) system.

Submitting Primary Market Documents (OS/ARD)
June 14, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.
June 17, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.

Who should attend: Municipal securities dealers that submit official statements and advanced refunding documents to EMMA.

MSRB Gateway Training
Level 1 - July 12, 2010 2 pm ET.  To register, click here.
Level 2 - July 14, 2010 2pm ET. To register, click here

Who should attend: Municipal securities dealers and others that create and manage groups of users and manage account administrators. Level 1 is intended for users with no account management responsibilities and will cover basic access and navigation. Level 2 is geared toward Gateway account managers and will cover managing user accounts and invitations.


The MSRB protects investors, state and local governments and other municipal entities, and the public interest by promoting a fair and efficient municipal securities market. The MSRB fulfills this mission by regulating the municipal securities firms, banks and municipal advisors that engage in municipal securities and advisory activities. To further protect market participants, the MSRB provides market transparency through its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website, the official repository for information on all municipal bonds. The MSRB also serves as an objective resource on the municipal market, conducts extensive education and outreach to market stakeholders, and provides market leadership on key issues. The MSRB is a self-regulatory organization governed by a 21-member board of directors that has a majority of public members, in addition to representatives of regulated entities. The MSRB is overseen by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Congress.