MSRB Announces Gateway Registration and Account Management Webinars

Date: January 5, 2011

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

MSRB ANNOUNCES GATEWAY REGISTRATION AND
 
ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT WEBINARS  

Alexandria, VA – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) today announced that it will host four webinars designed to assist municipal securities dealers, municipal advisors, issuers and their agents with using MSRB Gateway, the secure access point for all MSRB applications. These applications include the submission of trade data, primary market and continuing disclosure data and documents to the MSRB’s Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA) system.

Two webinars covering MSRB Gateway registration will take place on January 11 and January 13, 2011. Two webinars covering MSRB Gateway account management in compliance with MSRB Rule G-40 will take place on January 13 and January 20, 2011. Additional webinar information may be found below.

There is no charge to attend MSRB webinars; however, pre-registration is required. Pre-registration can be completed by following the links below. Each session will last approximately one hour. Information about upcoming webinars and outreach seminars is also posted on www.msrb.org under Events and Training.

Sessions

MSRB Gateway Registration:

Who should attend:
Municipal securities dealers, municipal advisors and issuers that access MSRB applications through MSRB Gateway. These sessions will provide instruction on how to create a new registration in Gateway, adding an organization type to an existing registration, and amending a pending registration. Issuers will receive training on how to manage their registrations and how to create a Gateway account via the invitation process.

January 11, 2011, 2 p.m. ET. To register, click here.

January 18, 2011, 2 p.m. ET. To register, click here. 

MSRB Gateway Account Management:

Who should attend:
Municipal securities dealers, municipal advisors and issuers that use MSRB Gateway. These sessions will cover Gateway account management, including MSRB Rule G-40 account management and user account management.

January 13, 2011, 2 p.m. ET. To register, click here.

January 20, 2011, 2 p.m. ET. To register, click here.


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.