MSRB Announces Upcoming Outreach Events

Date: January 11, 2012

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


Alexandria, VA – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) announced today it will host an education and outreach event for municipal market professionals on February 22, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. The event will provide an opportunity for industry professionals to learn about the MSRB’s fiscal year 2012 operating objectives and its rulemaking efforts for municipal advisors and dealers. The MSRB will also host similar seminars in Chicago, IL in April 2012 and in San Francisco in July 2012.

All MSRB educational seminars are open to the public and municipal securities market stakeholders, including regulated entities, investors and municipal entities.

The MSRB's Dallas seminar will be held Wednesday, February 22, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at The Adolphus, 1321 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX 75202. Representatives from the MSRB will discuss initiatives the MSRB is undertaking in support of its mission to protect investors and municipal entities, including rulemaking, market transparency and education activities. The program also will include updates on the MSRB’s implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. View the seminar agenda.

There is no cost to attend; however, pre-registration is required. Click here to register. The deadline to register is February 10, 2012.

Registration details will be forthcoming on the Chicago and San Francisco seminars.

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.