MSRB to Survey Municipal Advisors on Business Activities

Date: June 4, 2014

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


Alexandria, VA – To inform the development of a professional qualification exam for municipal advisors, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) will conduct a survey of registered municipal advisors later this month. The confidential electronic survey will assess the business activities of municipal advisory professionals.

An independent survey administrator will distribute the survey to those individuals at registered municipal advisor firms who are designated as a regulatory contact for the MSRB. Survey recipients are invited to distribute it to other appropriate professionals within the firm. Municipal advisors who have previously indicated a willingness to complete the survey will also receive the survey, which will run from the week of June 16, 2014 until early July 2014.

“The MSRB hopes to collect survey information from as many municipal advisor professionals as possible,” said MSRB Executive Director Lynnette Kelly. “Because of the diversity of the industry, responses from variety of firms will play a central role in guiding the MSRB’s work to develop a professional qualifications program that makes sense for all municipal advisors.”

The MSRB will host a webinar to provide detailed instructions for completing the survey on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. EDT. Registered municipal advisors will receive a registration link to the webinar from the MSRB.