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Making a Difference
The MSRB works to ensure that communities that raise money from investors to build bridges, schools and other public projects can do so in a market that operates fairly, efficiently and in the public interest. This mission matters to everyone at the MSRB, from the attorneys who work to establish and update rules to the developers coding the next new feature on the Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website. As a small organization that oversees a national market, the MSRB recognizes that none of this would be possible without each employee’s contributions. Collectively, we are dedicated to ensuring that the municipal securities market operates with integrity and fairness so that it remains a viable capital-raising option for communities.
In addition to demonstrating passion for the MSRB’s mission, our employees are passionate about giving back to the community. Our Community Connection program is led by the MSRB’s Employee Council, which serves as the voice of the employees. The MSRB supports the Council’s initiatives to enrich the lives of less fortunate members of our community. Over the years, the MSRB’s Community Connection initiative has included activities such as collecting packaged food and toiletries for donation to local shelters and adopting families in need of holiday cheer.
We give America the confidence to invest in its communities.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Fostering a workplace where everyone feels included, respected, and supported is fundamental to our values. Individuals with a wide range of cultural, social and professional backgrounds bring diverse perspectives and experiences to the MSRB, which enables our cross-functional teams to work collaboratively and think creatively to solve challenges. We are committed to our evolving journey toward greater diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplace and community.
The Value of Transparency
One of the core values of the MSRB is transparency. We bring transparency to the municipal market by operating the Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website, the free public source of trade prices, disclosure documents and other information on municipal securities. The MSRB values transparency with its employees as well, and supports open communication at all levels of the organization. All-staff meetings are a way senior leadership shares key strategic decisions and updates, along with regular updates on the MSRB’s annual operating plan. An employee intranet and daily news briefings keep staff connected to each other and to events that affect the municipal securities market. Staff are encouraged to ask questions and everyone works to create an atmosphere of information sharing and “no surprises.”
How We Work
Working at the MSRB is an experience characterized by a strong spirit of collaboration. The MSRB recognizes that to best fulfill its mission, the sharing of new ideas must be encouraged and rewarded. Individuals from each department and all levels of the organization contribute to meeting the operating objectives established each year by the MSRB Board of Directors and managed by senior leadership. The MSRB work culture is a fast-paced environment in which staff typically work together on multiple projects. Collaboration emerges through formal meetings in conference rooms or spontaneous conversations with colleagues.
At the MSRB, close collaboration with peers and senior colleagues fosters an environment of continuous learning. The MSRB provides numerous opportunities for employees to demonstrate leadership abilities, deepen industry knowledge, and strengthen communication skills. Our employees serve as experts at industry-wide events, host webinars to educate market participants and provide support to regulated entities and other constituents. Formal on-site and off-site training and development programs are available to employees throughout the year.
The MSRB also encourages staff to pursue degree programs, professional certification programs and continuing education classes to advance their long-term career goals. The MSRB’s Tuition Assistance Program provides limited reimbursement for tuition, books, registration and exam fees. The MSRB believes that supporting employees in their desire to grow professionally helps ensure a strong talent pool for succession planning and enhances organizational performance.
The 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.
- We create trust in our market through informed regulation of dealers and municipal advisors that protects investors, issuers and the public interest.
- We build technology systems that power our market and provide transparency for issuers, institutions, and the investing public.
- We serve as the steward of market data that empowers better decisions and fuels innovation for the future.