MSRB Launches New Podcast Series

Date: April 9, 2019

Contact: Jennifer A. Galloway, Chief Communications Officer
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MSRB LAUNCHES NEW PODCAST SERIES

Washington, DC – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) today announced the launch of the MSRB Podcast, a new series about the regulatory and market structure of the largest source of infrastructure financing in the United States.

The MSRB Podcast, available on MSRB.org and most podcast platforms, consists of a 12- to 30-minute immersion into municipal securities regulation, market data and emerging market topics. Each episode deconstructs—for municipal bond market practitioners and others—a topic, drawing on the expertise of featured subject matter experts.

“Our new podcast program provides easy and convenient access to municipal market information that can inform practitioners and others,” said Lynnette Kelly, MSRB President and CEO. “Distilling the complexities and unique characteristics of the municipal market for the public is fundamental to the MSRB’s mission.”

The first podcast episode, released today, examines municipal market yield curves and indices, including their value to market participants and the attributes that make municipal yield curves distinct from other fixed-income benchmarks. Listen to the MSRB Podcast premiere, A Conversation About Yield Curves.

The MSRB Podcast will periodically release a new episode. Listeners can subscribe and hear new episodes on podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify, and on the MSRB’s website.

April 23, 2019
Professional Qualifications: A Conversation About MSRB Rule G-3
MSRB professional qualification standards establish baseline knowledge and competency requirements for municipal bond market professionals. Learn why individuals must meet minimum qualifications to engage in municipal dealer and advisory activities.

May 7, 2019
Getting the Facts on the Muni Market

The MSRB’s collection of municipal bond market data and annual Fact Book provide information on municipal market trading patterns, primary market and continuing disclosures, and interest rate resets for municipal variable rate securities. Learn more about comprehensive and historical municipal market statistics, and the MSRB Fact Book.

May 21, 2019
Regulations on Political Contributions – Are They Applicable to You?

Municipal securities professionals are subject to regulation regarding political contributions. Learn how MSRB Rule G-37 promotes the integrity of the municipal bond market and addresses pay-to-play.

The MSRB Podcast expands the array of existing, market education resources provided by the MSRB, including an online Education Center and compliance resources, and its eLearning platform, MuniEdPro


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.