MSRB NOTICE 2010-43 (OCTOBER 14, 2010)

MSRB TO HOST OUTREACH SEMINARS

The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) announced today it will host two education and outreach events for professionals in the municipal market. In New York on November 2, 2010 and in Chicago on December 6, 2010, industry professionals – including municipal entities, investors, municipal advisors and registered broker-dealers – can attend education sessions that will provide information about the MSRB’s expanded mission to protect municipal entities in addition to investors, its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA) website and municipal disclosure, and municipal advisor and dealer rulemaking. Agenda topics are described below and MSRB staff will be available at the seminar for questions and answers.

AGENDA TOPICS

I. The MSRB and Protection of the Municipal Market
This session for all municipal market participants will provide an overview of the MSRB and its expanded mission to protect municipal entities. Recent and upcoming enhancements to the MSRB’s Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA) website also will be covered.           

II. Professional Qualifications for Municipal Advisors
This session for municipal advisors will provide a forum to discuss the development of professional qualifications for advisors.

III. Dealer Q&A
This session for brokers, dealers and municipal securities dealers will provide a forum to ask questions of the MSRB’s legal and policymaking staff.

IV. Municipal Advisor Rulemaking
This session for municipal advisors will cover the MSRB’s initial rulemaking efforts with respect to municipal advisors, including registration with the MSRB.

V. Outreach Event
Reception for all attendees of education events, with welcoming remarks from MSRB Chair Michael Bartolotta.

SEMINAR DETAILS

New York Seminar

DATE:    Tuesday, November 2, 2010
TIME:     1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time
PLACE:   Harvard Club
              35 West 44th Street
              New York, New York 10036

              View the New York agenda here.


Chicago Seminar

DATE:    Monday, December 6, 2010
TIME:     1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Central Time
PLACE:  Hotel Allegro
             171 W. Randolph Street
             Chicago, IL  60601

             View the Chicago agenda here.

REGISTRATION
These seminars are open to all members of the municipal securities community. A reception for participants will follow both seminars. There is no cost to attend either event but space is limited; pre-registration is required.

To register, please contact Tina Hanachi at thanachi@msrb.org and indicate which session(s) you plan to attend. For more information about MSRB events, click here: http://www.msrb.org/News-and-Events/Events-and-Training/RegComp-Events.aspx

October 14, 2010