MSRB To Host Outreach Event In New York City

Date: February 18, 2010

Contact:              Jennifer Galloway, Chief Communications Officer
                          (703) 797-6600


Alexandria, VA – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) will host an outreach event for members of the New York City-area municipal securities community on March 3, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. at the Harvard Club, 35 West 44th Street, New York, New York 10036.   

The gathering aims to bring together industry professionals with MSRB Board members and staff to informally discuss issues facing the municipal bond market.  The MSRB typically hosts four such events each year around the country to exchange views with market participants and update them on activities of the MSRB.

There is no cost to attend the New York event.  Space limitations do require that interested organizations limit their attendees to two. To RSVP, contact Tina Hanachi at

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.