MSRB Leverages Learning Technology to Offer Municipal Market Education

Date: September 6, 2016

Contact: Jennifer A. Galloway, Chief Communications Officer
               202-838-1500
               jgalloway@msrb.org

MSRB LEVERAGES LEARNING TECHNOLOGY TO OFFER MUNICIPAL MARKET EDUCATION

Washington, DC – Leveraging advances in online learning technology, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) today launched MuniEdPro℠, a suite of interactive, online courses about municipal market activities and regulations. Each MuniEdPro℠ course provides real-world simulations that allow the learner to understand municipal securities transactions and the related market and regulatory considerations.

“We are excited to be able to combine our goal of providing relevant educational content with the latest digital learning methodologies,” said MSRB Executive Director Lynnette Kelly. “Courses that improve the understanding of the municipal securities market—which is so important to investors and state and local governments—will benefit many market participants.” 

MuniEdPro℠ courses are a resource for anyone looking to enhance their understanding of how municipal securities are issued, sold and traded. However, the courses are designed for financial professionals who want to reinforce their knowledge of the municipal securities market and its regulations.

The MSRB plans to regularly add courses to the MuniEdPro℠ course catalog, which today features courses on:

  • The Decision to Borrow: Roles and Responsibilities of Market Participants in Fixed-Rate, Primary Market Offerings; and
  • Rules and Risks: Applying MSRB Rules in Relation to Municipal Market Risks.

“As we fully develop our new learning management system, we welcome feedback from market stakeholders to ensure that MuniEdPro meets the needs and expectations of its users,” Kelly said.  

Each MuniEdPro℠ course is available for purchase individually or by subscription for organizations that wish to make MuniEdPro℠ courses available to employees on a bulk basis or through an internal learning management system. Read more about MuniEdPro. Click here to access MuniEdPro℠.

The MSRB has provided municipal market education resources for many years, including free regulatory webinars and digital content available through its Education Center.

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.