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Contact:           Jennifer A. Galloway, Chief Communications Officer


Washington, DC — The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), which oversees the $3.8 trillion municipal securities market, is seeking public input on its core activities and strategic goals to help guide the organization’s long-term priorities. Feedback from market stakeholders supports the MSRB’s ability to fulfill its mission to protect investors, state and local government issuers, other municipal entities and the public interest by promoting a fair and efficient municipal market.

In an effort to promote market transparency, the MSRB is seeking specific input on future development of its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website, the official repository for information on virtually all municipal bonds. In addition, the MSRB is also seeking feedback from municipal market participants on prioritizing its ongoing efforts and what, if any, additional issues should be considered. 

“The MSRB’s long-term strategic planning process informs the Board’s discussion and prioritization of regulatory, educational and transparency initiatives,” said MSRB Executive Director Lynnette Kelly. “Receiving comment from a wide range of market participants helps ensure that the MSRB thoroughly considers relevant market topics when setting and reevaluating organizational priorities.”

Comments should be submitted to the MSRB no later than November 11, 2016. 

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.