Date: January 31, 2013
Contact: Jennifer A. Galloway, Chief Communications Officer
MSRB PROVIDES ENHANCED SEARCH CAPABILITIES ON EMMA WEBSITE
Alexandria, VA – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) is reminding municipal market participants today that it recently enhanced the search capabilities of its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website. EMMA website users can now more easily locate specific securities and related pricing information among the universe of 1.2 million outstanding municipal securities.
“The MSRB is continually improving the EMMA website to help users more quickly and easily access information about municipal bonds,” said MSRB Executive Director Lynnette Kelly.
The MSRB incorporated feedback from users since launching the EMMA website in 2009 to make improvements to its initial search capabilities. The improvements were identified in the MSRB’s Long-Range Plan for Market Transparency Products and align with a July 2012 report from the Securities and Exchange Commission on the municipal securities markets suggesting that investor access to pricing information could be improved with more robust search tools on the EMMA website.
Overview of Recent Enhancements to EMMA Search
Combined Filters: Capability to search by a combination of security characteristics, trade details and types of continuing disclosures
Sortable Results: Interactive grid display and ability to search within results
Saved Searches: Custom access to frequently used searches with MyEMMA
Quick Search: Simple text or CUSIP-based searches
Another recent enhancement to the EMMA website is the addition of MyEMMA, a tool launched in November 2012 to provide customized access to EMMA features. Signing up for MyEMMA gives users the ability to save frequently used sets of search criteria and receive alerts when new information about a security becomes available on EMMA.
Watch a tutorial on using EMMA search.
Read more about the recent search enhancements.