MSRB to Host Education and Outreach Seminar in Chicago

Date: March 2, 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 seminar for municipal market professionals on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The seminar will provide an opportunity for industry professionals to learn about the MSRB’s rulemaking efforts for municipal advisors and dealers, and about market transparency initiatives under the MSRB’s long-range plan for market transparency products.

Illinois Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits are available to attendees. View the seminar agenda.

The Chicago seminar will be held from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT in the Water Tower Parlor of the Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603. There is no cost to attend; however, pre-registration is required. Click here to register.

The seminar is open to all members of the municipal securities community. The deadline to register is Friday, March 30, 2012.

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.