MSRB-Texas MAC Municipal Securities Seminar to Be Webcast

Date: February 27, 2013

Contact: Jennifer A. Galloway, Chief Communications Officer
             (703) 797-6600


Alexandria, VA – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and the Municipal Advisory Council of Texas announced today that they will webcast their March 7, 2013 education and outreach event, to be held in Dallas, Texas. The webcast will expand accessibility to the event for all industry professionals—not just those in the Dallas area—to learn about the MSRB’s current priorities and its rulemaking efforts for municipal advisors and dealers.

The Dallas seminar will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST. Representatives from the MSRB will discuss initiatives the MSRB is undertaking in support of its mission to protect investors and municipal entities, including rulemaking, market transparency and education activities. The program also will include updates on the MSRB’s implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

The seminar and webcast are open to all members of the municipal securities community. There is no cost to listen to the webcast; however, pre-registration is required. The registration deadline for the webcast is March 6, 2013. Register for the webcast.

Attendees at the Dallas seminar and those who view the webcast are eligible to receive 1.5 hours of Texas Continuing Legal Education credit. Webcast attendees can learn more here.

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.