MSRB NOTICE 2010-29 (AUGUST 24, 2010)

MSRB ANNOUNCES WEBINAR SERIES ON MARKET INFORMATION PROGRAMS

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 webinars are part of a continuing effort to ensure that brokers, dealers, and municipal securities dealers comply with MSRB rules regarding the submission of information and documents to the MSRB’s Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA) system. Further, the webinars are intended to educate other municipal market participants regarding the EMMA submission process, and the process for accessing information and documents on the EMMA public portal. The training webinars are scheduled for September through December 2010. Registration information is located on the Events and Training section of www.msrb.org.

The scheduled webinars will provide training for individuals who submit documents to EMMA, including submitters of continuing disclosure documents and primary market disclosure documents.

Questions should be directed to MSRB’s Market Information Department at 703-797-6668.

Information regarding upcoming events follows:

Sessions:

Primary Market Program Overview – The MSRB will host a series of webinars for municipal securities underwriters and their agents. The webinars will provide training on accessing Gateway and submitting primary market disclosure documents to EMMA. The webinars will be approximately one hour in length. Pre-registration is required and must be completed via the links below. There is no charge to attend.

September 20, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.
September 23, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.
October 19, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.
October 21, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.

Remarketing and Advance Refunding Submission Overview – These presentations will focus on the submission of special case primary market submissions, including remarketing and advanced refunding documents to EMMA. The webinars will be approximately one hour in length. Pre-registration is required and must be completed via the links below. There is no charge to attend.

September 27, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.
September 29, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.
October 12, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.
October 14, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.

529 College Savings Plans Submission Overview – These presentations will focus on the submission process for plan disclosure documents, supplements, and continuing disclosure documents, such as annual financial reports, to EMMA. The webinars will be approximately one hour in length. Pre-registration is required and must be completed via the links below. There is no charge to attend.

October 27, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.
November 30, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.

Continuing Disclosure Program Overview - These presentations will focus on accessing Gateway and submitting continuing disclosure documents to EMMA.

November 9, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.
November 11, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.
November 15, 2010 9 am ET. To register, click here.
November 17, 2010 9 am ET. To register, click here.

Navigation on EMMA Public Portal Overview EMMA is a free website with comprehensive market data and documents concerning municipal securities. These presentations will focus on navigating the EMMA website, and locating primary and continuing disclosure documents, and trade information. The webinars will be approximately one hour in length. Pre-registration is required and must be completed via the links below. There is no charge to attend.

November 9, 2010 9 am ET. To register, click here.
November 11, 2010 9 am ET. To register, click here.
December 7, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.
December 9, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.

Real-Time Trade Reporting System (RTRS) Program Level 1 – RTRS Web Navigation – These presentations will focus on signing into the system, managing trades, performing basic searches and retrieving data quality reports. The webinars will be approximately one hour in length. Pre-registration is required and must be completed via the links below. There is no charge to attend.

October 12, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.

Real-Time Trade Reporting System (RTRS) Program Level 2 - RTRS Web Navigation – These presentations will focus on advanced topics including trade reversals, step-out trades and destination code errors and reconciling dealer data quality reports. The webinars will be approximately one hour in length. Pre-registration is required and must be completed via the links below. There is no charge to attend.

October 13, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.

Short-Term Obligation Rate Transparency (SHORT) – This presentation will include navigation on SHORT Web UI, reporting ARS/VRDO resets, required vs. optional data elements, modifying and cancelling reports. The webinars will be approximately one hour in length. Pre-registration is required and must be completed via the links below. There is no charge to attend.

November 11, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.

Gateway Level 1 – This presentation will cover basic access and navigation on the Gateway system. The webinars will be approximately one hour in length. Pre-registration is required and must be completed via the links below. There is no charge to attend.

October 5, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.

Gateway Level 2 – This presentation will cover managing user accounts, invitations and confirmations.

October 7, 2010 2 pm ET. To register, click here.


August 24, 2010