Date: February 25, 2013
Contact: Jennifer A. Galloway, Chief Communications Officer
MSRB MAKES POLITICAL CONTRIBUTION DISCLOSURES AVAILABLE ON EMMA
Alexandria, VA – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) today announced that it has moved its electronic library of political contribution disclosures made by municipal securities dealers to the Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website to locate them alongside other municipal market disclosures and data.
Since the mid-1990s, the MSRB has made dealer political contribution disclosures available to the public through a repository hosted on the MSRB’s website. MSRB website users will now be directed to the new EMMA repository, which can also be accessed directly from the Market Activity tab of the EMMA website.
Disclosures submitted to the MSRB by dealers in connection with contributions to governmental issuer officials, state and local political parties and bond ballot campaigns help investors and others assess any financial relationships and potential conflicts of interest between dealers and the issuers with which they are doing business.
Moving the library of political contribution disclosures to the EMMA platform allows users to view this information as they explore the other information and data available on the EMMA website, including trade prices, official statements and market statistics.
The EMMA system’s infrastructure also provides the MSRB with more advanced technological tools to maintain the library of political contribution disclosures.