MSRB to Host Regional Education and Outreach Seminars in Fiscal Year 2014

Date: October 2, 2013

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 during its new fiscal year, beginning in Livonia, Michigan on December 5, 2013. The events will provide an opportunity for industry professionals to learn about the MSRB’s initiatives to protect municipal securities investors and state and local governments. The MSRB will also host seminars in Atlanta, Georgia on January 28, 2014 and Chicago, Illinois on July 29, 2014.

The MSRB, which oversees the municipal securities market, will co-host the December 5th seminar with the Municipal Advisory Council of Michigan from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152. Representatives from the MSRB will discuss the organization’s current initiatives in support of its mission to protect investors and municipal entities, including municipal advisor regulation, promoting price transparency and providing resources for state and local government issuers. View the seminar agenda.

The seminar is open to all members of the municipal securities community and anyone interested in learning about the market. There is no cost to attend; however, pre-registration is required. The deadline to register is November 25, 2013.

Click here to register.

Municipal market participants may also attend the seminar via the internet. The MSRB will make available a live audio feed of the event with the associated presentations. The presentations with an audio recording will also be posted on the MSRB’s website at after the completion of the event.

Register to attend the seminar via the internet.

Additional details about the Atlanta and Chicago seminars will be provided at a later date.

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.