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Alexandria, VA – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), which oversees the $3.7 trillion municipal securities market, is seeking public input on its priorities to help guide the organization’s strategic direction for the next several years. The mission of the MSRB is to protect investors, state and local government issuers, other municipal entities and the public interest by promoting a fair and efficient municipal market.

Soliciting and collecting public input is one way the MSRB ensures that its initiatives are consistent with its mission. The MSRB’s formal strategic planning also is informed by consideration of new municipal market products and transactions, the information needs and concerns of investors and state and local governments, and the conduct of municipal market professionals.

“The MSRB’s inclusive strategic planning process helps guide our decisions regarding regulatory, transparency and educational initiatives,” said MSRB Executive Director Lynnette Kelly. “Input from a wide range of market stakeholders helps ensure that the MSRB thoroughly considers market risks, trends and other developments when setting and re-evaluating organizational priorities.”

The MSRB is seeking feedback on its current strategic goals and what if any additional issues should be considered. Comments should be submitted to the MSRB no later than October 23, 2014.

Read more about the MSRB or our most recent annual report.

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.