MSRB NOTICE 2005-27 (MAY 18, 2005)

RTRS UPDATE AND REVIEW OF UPCOMING ENHANCEMENTS SEMINAR

The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) will be holding seminars on Real-Time Transaction Reporting (RTRS) in June 2005 covering three topics discussed below: RTRS Update, RTRS Web, and Reports.  MSRB staff will be available for questions and answers at the conclusion of the seminar.

AGENDA TOPICS

RTRS Update

A brief review of RTRS implementation, relevant rules, recently published notices and answers to frequently asked questions will be provided.

RTRS Web

In June 2005, the MSRB is planning to implement several enhancements to RTRS Web that will add functionality, improve navigation, and make existing functions easier to use.  In addition to changes to RTRS Web, MSRB will demonstrate several existing features of RTRS Web that dealers can use to monitor and improve their transaction reporting.  Most of the RTRS Web presentation will cover new material and will not repeat the functions of RTRS Web presented in the March 2005 conference calls.[1]

Reports

In conjunction with the release of RTRS Web enhancements, the MSRB also is planning to begin production of several reports that will assist dealers in complying with certain transaction reporting requirements.  These new reports and the “report cards,” which have been available to dealers since March 2005, will be reviewed.

(Note: documentation about the enhancements to RTRS Web and the new reports will be made available on the MSRB’s web site in June 2005.)

SEMINAR DETAILS

 

Date

Location

Time

Place

 

June 15

 

Chicago, IL

 

9:30 A.M.

Griffin Kubik Stephens & Thompson

Auditorium

Suite 300

233 South Wacker Dr.

 

June 21

 

New York, NY

 

9:30 A.M.

Bond Market Association

Global Financial Markets Conference Center

360 Madison Ave.


REGISTRATION

Dealers interested in attending the seminar should contact the MSRB.  There is no fee to attend, however, preregistration by individual is required by 12:00 P.M. E.S.T on the day prior to the seminar due to space and building security requirements.  Building access on the day of the seminar is not guaranteed to individuals that are not preregistered for the seminar.  The seminar will begin promptly at 9:30 A.M.  Attendees are advised to arrive early to allow time to be processed through building security.

To register, [click here to view and print the registration form].  Complete the form and fax to:

Justin Pica, Uniform Practice Specialist

Fax: 703-797-6700

 

Questions about the seminar may be directed to Justin Pica.

May 18, 2005


[1] See MSRB Notice 2005-12, “RTRS Web Educational Conference Calls,” February 28, 2005.