MSRB Seeks Input on Strategic Priorities

Date: October 12, 2016

Contact:           Jennifer A. Galloway, Chief Communications Officer
                        202-838-1500
                        jgalloway@msrb.org

MSRB SEEKS INPUT ON STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

Washington, DC — The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), which oversees the $3.8 trillion municipal securities market, is seeking public input on its core activities and strategic goals to help guide the organization’s long-term priorities. Feedback from market stakeholders supports the MSRB’s ability to fulfill its mission to protect investors, state and local government issuers, other municipal entities and the public interest by promoting a fair and efficient municipal market.

In an effort to promote market transparency, the MSRB is seeking specific input on future development of its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website, the official repository for information on virtually all municipal bonds. In addition, the MSRB is also seeking feedback from municipal market participants on prioritizing its ongoing efforts and what, if any, additional issues should be considered. 

“The MSRB’s long-term strategic planning process informs the Board’s discussion and prioritization of regulatory, educational and transparency initiatives,” said MSRB Executive Director Lynnette Kelly. “Receiving comment from a wide range of market participants helps ensure that the MSRB thoroughly considers relevant market topics when setting and reevaluating organizational priorities.”

Comments should be submitted to the MSRB no later than November 11, 2016. 


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.