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MSRB TO HOLD SERIES OF VIRTUAL REGIONAL TOWN HALLS FOR MUNICIPAL ADVISORS
Washington, DC – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) today announced that it will host a series of virtual regional town halls for municipal advisor firms, where MSRB Board members and staff will provide an update on MSRB initiatives and an open forum for participants to ask questions and raise topics for discussion.
“We appreciate the opportunity to engage directly with the municipal advisor community to understand their challenges and facilitate regulatory compliance,” said Seema Mohanty, MSRB Board member and Chair of the MSRB’s Stakeholder Engagement Committee. “Over the past year, we have embraced virtual formats of engagement and look forward to this opportunity to hear from the diverse community of municipal advisors across the country.”
To supplement the open town hall format, the MSRB will hold office hours in connection with each regional event. Municipal advisor firms can sign up to have one-on-one meetings with MSRB Board members and staff during office hours.
The MSRB’s Chief Regulatory Officer Gail Marshall said, “The MSRB is committed to responsive regulation that reflects current market practices. These virtual town halls and optional office hours will be important forums for the MSRB to receive feedback from municipal advisors that helps us develop tools and resources to facilitate compliance with MSRB rules.”
Municipal advisor firms are encouraged to register for one of five regional town halls. The town halls are open to MSRB registrants only.
- MIDWEST: Monday, July 19, 2021, 1:00-2:30 p.m. CT (2:00-3:30 p.m. ET) - Register here.
- WEST: Thursday, August 5, 2021, 12:00-1:30 p.m. PT (3:00-4:30 p.m. ET) - Register here.
- SOUTHWEST: Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 12:00-1:30 p.m. MT (2:00-3:30 p.m. ET) - Register here.
- SOUTHEAST: Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET - Register here.
- NORTHEAST: Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET - Register here.
Office hours will be available immediately following each town hall.
Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance of the events by emailing MSRBEvents@msrb.org.
The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) protects and strengthens the municipal bond market, enabling access to capital, economic growth, and societal progress in tens of thousands of communities across the country. The MSRB fulfills this mission by creating trust in our market through informed regulation of dealers and municipal advisors that protects investors, issuers and the public interest; building technology systems that power our market and provide transparency for issuers, institutions, and the investing public; and serving as the steward of market data that empowers better decisions and fuels innovation for the future. The MSRB is a self-regulatory organization governed by a 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.