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MSRB AND THE MUNICIPAL FORUM OF NEW YORK HOST MUNICIPAL FINANCE DAY IN WASHINGTON, DC
Washington, DC – With an eye to exposing teens to possible careers in public finance, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and the Municipal Forum of New York are hosting Municipal Finance Day on July 15, 2016 for high school graduates participating in the 2016 Urban Leadership Fellows Program.
The Urban Leadership Fellows Program enables New York City's underserved youth to explore careers in finance through a paid summer internship at a financial or finance-related company. Participants visit Washington, DC for Municipal Finance Day to merge the practical skills gained at their internships with an understanding of the legal, regulatory and policy implications facing the municipal securities market.
Featured speakers for this year’s Municipal Finance Day include Representative Gregory W. Meeks of New York; Hester Pierce, Director, Financial Markets Working Group and Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University; and MSRB Executive Director Lynnette Kelly.
“The MSRB is excited to host Municipal Finance Day with the Municipal Forum of New York for the fifth year running,” Kelly said. “This is a great opportunity to engage young people and encourage them to apply their talents and skills to a career in public finance.”
The Municipal Forum of New York has sponsored the Urban Leadership Fellows since 1992 through its Youth Education Fund.
About the MSRB
The MSRB protects investors, state and local governments and other municipal entities, and the public interest by promoting a fair and efficient municipal securities market. The MSRB fulfills this mission by regulating the municipal securities firms, banks and municipal advisors that engage in municipal securities and advisory activities. To further protect market participants, the MSRB provides market transparency through its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website, the official repository for information on all municipal bonds. The MSRB also serves as an objective resource on the municipal market, conducts extensive education and outreach to market stakeholders, and provides market leadership on key issues. The MSRB is a Congressionally-chartered, self-regulatory organization governed by a 21-member board of directors that has a majority of public members, in addition to representatives of regulated entities. The MSRB is subject to oversight by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
About the Municipal Forum of New York
The Municipal Forum of New York, Inc., a New York not-for-profit corporation, serves active members of the United States municipal securities industry through association activities including lunches and dinners featuring and recognizing prominent public sector and industry leaders of the public finance community.