MSRB to Host Webinar Tour of Newly Redesigned EMMA® Website

Date: February 14, 2014

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


Alexandria, VA – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) will host a free webinar to provide an online tour of its redesigned Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12 p.m. EST.

The MSRB earlier this month enhanced the navigation and design of EMMA to make it easier for investors and other municipal market participants to find important information about municipal securities. Among the new features:

  • Easier Browsing. A pilot feature allows EMMA users to browse a searchable directory of all state, city, county and other municipal securities issuers in a particular state. Clicking on any issuer name will display a consolidated view of available information about that issuer’s securities, including trading activity, disclosure documents and contact information for investors.
  • Spotlight on Ways to Use EMMA. A rotating carousel on the redesigned EMMA homepage integrates multimedia resources about using EMMA and understanding the municipal market.
  • Daily Market Recap. A snapshot of the most actively traded fixed-rate municipal securities emphasizes the dynamic nature of the municipal market.

The webinar will focus on new features of the EMMA website and provide tips for getting the most out of the site’s existing features EMMA. The webinar will conclude with a question and answer session. Register now.

The MSRB’s EMMA website has served as the official source of data and documents on the $3.7 trillion municipal securities market since 2008.

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.