MSRB to Co-Host Boston Education and Outreach Seminar

Date: June 13, 2013

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


Alexandria, VA – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and the Boston Women in Public Finance will  co-host an education and outreach event for municipal market professionals on July 23, 2013 in Boston, MA. The event will provide an opportunity for industry professionals to learn about the MSRB’s priorities, its rulemaking efforts for municipal advisors and dealers, and current issues facing the municipal securities market.

The seminar will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET at the Millennium Bostonian Hotel, 26 North Street, Boston, MA 02109. Representatives from the MSRB will discuss its recent rulemaking and transparency initiatives in support of its mission to protect investors and municipal entities. MSRB staff will also discuss municipal market structure issues. Commonwealth of Massachusetts Assistant State Treasurer for Debt Management Colin MacNaught will join MSRB Chair Jay Goldstone for a discussion on considerations for defining issuer protection.

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. The deadline to register is July 16, 2013.

Register for the Boston event.

For those unable to attend the outreach event in person, the MSRB will webcast the Boston event to expand accessibility to all industry professionals.

Register for the webcast.

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.