About the MSRB
The MSRB regulates the municipal securities firms, banks and municipal advisors that engage in municipal securities and advisory activities. Its role is to protect investors, state and local governments and other municipal entities, and the public interest by promoting a fair and efficient municipal securities market. 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. A Congressionally-chartered, self-regulatory organization, the MSRB is 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.
Outreach Event Media Policy
MSRB outreach events are open to the news media.
Board Meeting Media Policy
MSRB Board meetings are closed to the news media. The MSRB publishes a written summary on its website of all key regulatory decisions taken at a Board meeting.
Press inquiries should be directed to Jennifer Galloway, Chief Communications Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 838-1305. Sign up to receive emails about news and upcoming events.
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MSRB Education Center
Need to know more about the underwriting process, the secondary market, pricing, tax treatment, 529 plans or other municipal securities topics? Visit the online MSRB Education Center.
This glossary of terms used in the municipal securities industry provides a basic understanding of commonly used municipal market terminology.
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EMMA for Reporters
The MSRB’s EMMA® website, which is the official repository for information on virtually all municipal bonds, is a valuable tool for journalists. Get free access to disclosure documents, trade data and other information about the municipal securities market. About the EMMA Website.
The MSRB collects and publicly disseminates municipal market information to increase transparency and enable investors, issuers and others to make sound and educated decisions about municipal bonds. EMMA can be a useful tool for reporters covering the United States municipal bond market as well as for reporters covering state or local government.
- VIDEO EMMA for Reporters
Watch a short video on how the EMMA website can help reporters follow the money
to a good story about state and local finances.
Additional EMMA Resources
Information and how-to videos in EMMA Help educate investors and other EMMA users about the documents, data and tools available on EMMA.