MSRB and SIFMA to Co-Host Regulatory and Compliance Seminars

Date: September 13, 2010

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

New York, Chicago Meetings Open to All Members of the Municipal Securities Community

Alexandria, VA – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) are pleased to announce they will host two municipal securities seminars this fall covering regulatory and compliance issues. The first seminar will be held in New York on Thursday, October 7, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at SIFMA’s offices, 120 Broadway, 2nd floor.  A second seminar covering the same material will be held in Chicago on Thursday, October 14, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Hilton Suites Chicago, 198 E Delaware Place, Lakeshore Ballrooms A&B. A reception will immediately follow both meetings.  

“Over the past year, significant regulatory changes have taken place in the municipal bond market and the MSRB is pleased to work with SIFMA to provide information to market participants regarding these important changes,” said MSRB Executive Director Lynnette Kelly Hotchkiss.  

The seminars will provide an update on regulatory and compliance issues in the municipal securities market. Staff from the MSRB and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) will serve as panelists. A representative of the Internal Revenue Service will also participate in the Chicago seminar. View the full agendas for the New York seminar and the Chicago seminar

The seminars are free and open to all members of the municipal securities community including professionals at municipal securities dealers, asset managers, municipal financial advisors, issuers and bond counsel. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. To register, please click the appropriate link below:  

Register for the New York seminar.
Register for the Chicago seminar.

For additional information, please contact Lisette Rios at or (212) 313-1210 about the New York seminar or Laura Cunningham at or (212) 313-1144 about the Chicago seminar.


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.