MSRB Provides Customized Access to EMMA Features

Date: November 21, 2012

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


Alexandria, VA – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) today announced the availability of MyEMMA, a free tool that provides customized access to municipal securities information available on the Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website.

“The MSRB is excited to offer this service to provide a way for EMMA website users to manage the information they access and receive from EMMA,” said MSRB Executive Director Lynnette Kelly. “MyEMMA will provide market participants with greater control over their user experience with EMMA and facilitate access to EMMA’s search and alerts features.”

MyEMMA allows users to save and modify frequently used sets of search criteria. EMMA Search was recently enhanced to benefit users who want to identify particular municipal securities with specific features or characteristics. Advanced filters help users identify municipal securities that meet certain criteria, including maturity date, credit rating and interest rate.

MyEMMA also provides an enhanced way to view and manage alerts. Alerts help users stay up to date when information about an individual security or group of securities becomes available on EMMA. With MyEMMA, users can view recent alerts and access historical alert information. Users also can manage the types of updates they wish to receive for each security, and add or remove securities.

EMMA houses information on more than 1.2 million outstanding municipal securities, including more than 700,000 disclosure documents such as official statements, annual financial information and event-based notices, among others. Additionally, data on more than 70 million trades are visible on EMMA.

Read the MyEMMA fact sheet or visit the Education Center of the EMMA website to learn more about using MyEMMA, searching for municipal securities and setting up and managing alerts.

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.