MSRB and Texas MAC to Co-Host Education and Outreach Seminar in Dallas

Date: February 1, 2013

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


Alexandria, VA – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and the Municipal Advisory Council of Texas will co-host an education and outreach event for municipal market professionals on March 7, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. The event will provide an opportunity for industry professionals to learn about the MSRB’s current priorities and its rulemaking efforts for municipal advisors and dealers. The MSRB will also host a similar event in Boston, Massachusetts on July 23, 2013.

The Dallas seminar will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at The Adolphus Hotel, 1321 Commerce Street Dallas, Texas 75202. 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. The deadline to register is February 25, 2013.

Register for the March 7, 2013 Dallas event.

Register for the July 23, 2013 Boston event.

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.