MSRB NOTICE 2009-52 (SEPTEMBER 22, 2009)

MSRB HOSTS WEBINAR SERIES ON MARKET INFORMATION PROGRAMS

Beginning in September and on a regular basis, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (the “MSRB”) will host a series of training webinars designed to assist municipal securities market participants, including issuers and dealers, using MSRB market information programs. The MSRB is committed to ensuring on-going compliance with MSRB rules and the rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The training webinars are scheduled for September 2009 through January 2010 and reminder alerts will be sent a week before each webinar. Throughout 2010, the MSRB will offer additional training webinars covering the same topic areas and submission systems detailed below.  Please go to the Events and Training section of www.msrb.org to register for these training webinars and to view ongoing training updates.

The scheduled webinars will provide training for individuals who submit documents to the MSRB’s Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA) system.  There are sessions covering the submission of continuing disclosure documents, primary market documents and municipal transaction and interest rate data. Other sessions will provide training on MSRB Gateway, the secure access point for all MSRB programs.

Information for the webinars is as follows:

Sessions

Submitting Continuing Disclosure Documents - The MSRB established the continuing disclosure service of EMMA on July 1, 2009. The MSRB will host a series of webinars for municipal bond issuers and obligated persons and agents that submit continuing disclosure documents to EMMA. The webinars will review the registration and confirmation process associated with submitting documents to EMMA, submitting continuing disclosures and navigating the site.

Two webinars are offered and will last approximately one hour. Pre-registration is required and must be completed via the links below. There is no charge to attend.

September 29, 2009 -  2 pm ET.  To register click here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/685584171

December 3, 2009 -     2 pm ET.  To register, click here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/872091050

Submitting Trade Data – Real-Time Transaction Reporting System (RTRS) – The MSRB will host a series of webinars for municipal securities dealers that report transactions to the MSRB’s RTRS in compliance with Rules G-14 and G-12(f) and that use the RTRS web system to access trade data.  Level 1 training is geared toward new RTRS users and will review topics including digital certificates, entering trade reports, modifying/cancelling trade reports and trade management. Level 2 is geared toward users already familiar with RTRS and will review advanced topics including error code review and response, special condition codes and data quality reports.

Four webinars are offered and will last approximately one hour. Pre-registration is required and must be completed via the links below. There is no charge to attend.

October 13, 2009; Level 1 -  2 pm ET.  To register, click here:  https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/349153915

October 14, 2009; Level 2 -  2 pm ET.  To register, click here:  https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/383027803

January 13, 2010; Level 1 -  2 pm ET.  To register, click here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/208436786

January 15, 2010; Level 2 -  2 pm ET.  To register, click here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/943883459 

Submitting Short-Term Obligation Rate Data (SHORT) - TheMSRB will host a series of webinars for municipal securities dealers that report auction rate securities and variable rate demand obligation data to the MSRB’s SHORT system. 

The webinar will last approximately one hour. Pre-registration is required and must be completed via the links below. There is no charge to attend.

October 15, 2009 -  2 pm ET.  To register, click here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/607894226

Submitting Primary Market Documents - TheMSRB will host a series of webinars for municipal securities dealers that submit official statements and advanced refunding documents to EMMA.

The webinars will last approximately one hour. Pre-registration is required and must be completed via the links below. There is no charge to attend.

January 12, 2010 -  2 pm ET.  To register, click here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/137912890

January 14, 2010 -  2 pm ET.  To register, click here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/123813387

MSRB Gateway Training - TheMSRB will host a series of webinars for municipal securities dealers and others that create and manage groups of users and manage account administrators. Level 1training is geared toward users with no account management responsibilities and will review basic access and navigation.  Level 2 is geared toward Gateway account managers and will review managing user accounts and invitations.

January 4, 2010; Level 1 –  2 pm ET.  To register, click here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/445594099

January 6, 2010; Level 2 –  2 pm ET.  To register, click here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/605386058

Should you have any questions or comments, please contact the Market Information Department at 703-797-6668.

September 22, 2009