MSRB to Host Regional Education and Outreach Seminars in 2013

Date: November 14, 2012

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


Alexandria, VA – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) announced today it will host three education and outreach events for municipal market professionals around the country in 2013, beginning in Los Angeles, California on January 22, 2013. All outreach events will provide an opportunity for industry professionals to learn about what the MSRB is doing to protect investors and state and local governments. The MSRB will host similar seminars in Dallas, Texas on March 7, 2013 and in Boston, Massachusetts on July 23, 2013.

The Los Angeles seminar will be held Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Intercontinental Century City Hotel, 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, California 90067. 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.

The seminar is open to all members of the municipal securities community. There is no cost to attend; however, pre-registration is required. Click here to register. The deadline to register is January 11, 2013.

Register for the Dallas seminar or the Boston seminar. Program details will be forthcoming.

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.