MSRB Seeks Input on Annual Planning

Date: March 5, 2013

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


Alexandria, VA – As part of its annual assessment to establish regulatory and other priorities, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) is seeking comment on the priority issues that municipal market participants believe the MSRB should address during the upcoming fiscal year, which begins October 1, 2013. Read the full regulatory notice.

“Public input assists the MSRB in prioritizing ongoing work on current initiatives and identifying additional market concerns or issues that should be considered,” said MSRB Executive Director Lynnette Kelly. “This is an opportunity for market participants and others to contribute to our agenda-setting process.” 

Comments should be submitted to the MSRB no later than March 29, 2013.

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.