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Rule G-1
Last Updated: 02/26/2015
Separately Identifiable Department or Division of a Bank

Rule Summary: Defines the term “separately identifiable department or division of a bank” and sets forth bank activities that constitute dealer activities.

Rule for:

Dealers, Municipal Advisors, Bank Dealers

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Rule G-2
Last Updated: 02/26/2015
Standards of Professional Qualification

Rule Summary: Prohibits dealers from effecting transactions in municipal securities and municipal advisors from engaging in municipal advisory activities unless they and their associated personnel are qualified in accordance with MSRB rules.

Rule for:

Dealers, Municipal Advisors, Bank Dealers

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Rule G-3
Last Updated: 09/10/2021
Professional Qualification Requirements

Rule Summary: Establishes professional qualification and continuing education requirements for, and specifies the number of supervisory personnel who must be associated with, dealers and municipal advisors.

Rule for:

Dealers, Municipal Advisors, Bank Dealers, Municipal Fund Securities

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New Request for Comment
Request for Comment on Draft Amendments to Create an Exemption for Municipal Advisor Representatives from Requalification by Examination
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New SEC Filing
Proposed Rule Change to Amend Rule G-3, on Professional Qualification Requirements, to Delete References to Certain Temporary Regulatory Relief Implemented During the Height of the Coronavirus Disease
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New Notice
MSRB Extends Regulatory Relief for Remote Inspections and Files Amendments to Remove Expired Professional Qualifications Relief
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Rule G-4
Last Updated: 08/07/1991
Statutory Disqualifications

Rule Summary: Prohibits dealers and their associated persons who have been the subject of certain disciplinary actions from qualifying under the MSRB’s professional qualification rules.

Rule for:

Dealers, Bank Dealers

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Rule G-5
Last Updated: 12/22/2010
Disciplinary Actions by Appropriate Regulatory Agencies; Remedial Notices by Registered Securities Associations

Rule Summary: Prohibits dealers and municipal advisors from effecting transactions in municipal securities or engaging in municipal advisory activities in violation of restrictions imposed by other regulatory bodies.

Rule for:

Dealers, Municipal Advisors, Bank Dealers

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Rule G-7
Last Updated: 08/01/2014
Information Concerning Associated Persons

Rule Summary: Requires dealers to obtain information from their associated personnel concerning their qualifications to engage in municipal securities business and contemplates that this information will be filed with the appropriate regulatory agency.

Rule for:

Dealers, Bank Dealers

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Rule G-8
Last Updated: 06/25/2020
Books and Records to be Made by Brokers, Dealers, and Municipal Securities Dealers and Municipal Advisors

Rule Summary: Requires dealers and municipal advisors to make and keep current certain specified records.

Rule for:

Dealers, Municipal Advisors, Bank Dealers, Municipal Fund Securities

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Rule G-9
Last Updated: 06/25/2020
Preservation of Records

Rule Summary: Prescribes the periods of time that records must be preserved and requires that records be accessible for inspection by appropriate regulatory agencies.

Rule for:

Dealers, Municipal Advisors, Bank Dealers

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Rule G-10
Last Updated: 10/05/2021
Investor and Municipal Advisory Client Education and Protection

Rule Summary: Requires dealers and municipal advisors to provide certain notices to customers and clients within specified timeframes.

Rule for:

Dealers, Municipal Advisors, Bank Dealers, Municipal Fund Securities

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Rule G-11
Last Updated: 06/27/2019
Primary Offering Practices

Rule Summary: Establishes terms and conditions for sales by dealers of new issues of municipal securities in primary offerings, including provisions on priority of customer orders.

Rule for:

Dealers, Bank Dealers

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Rule G-12
Last Updated: 04/22/2019
Uniform Practice

Rule Summary: Summary: Establishes uniform industry practices for the processing, clearance and settlement of transactions between dealers in municipal securities.

Rule for:

Dealers, Bank Dealers

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Rule G-13
Last Updated: 06/15/1999
Quotations Relating to Municipal Securities

Rule Summary: Requires quotations distributed or published by a dealer to represent bona fide bids or offers of municipal securities, based upon the dealer’s best judgment of the fair market value of the securities, and prohibits misrepresentation of another dealer’s quotations.

Rule for:

Dealers, Bank Dealers

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Rule G-14
Last Updated: 03/14/2016
Reports of Sales or Purchases

Rule Summary: Prohibits dealers from distributing or publishing reports of purchases or sales of municipal securities unless the report is made with knowledge or reason to believe that the transaction was effected, and without any reason to believe that the reported transaction is fictitious, or in furtherance of any fraudulent, deceptive or manipulative purpose, and establishes transaction reporting requirements and procedures.

Rule for:

Dealers, Bank Dealers

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Rule G-15
Last Updated: 11/17/2016
Confirmation, Clearance, Settlement and Other Uniform Practice Requirements with Respect to Transactions with Customers

Rule Summary: Requires dealers to provide customers with written confirmations of transactions, containing specified information, including mark-ups and mark-downs, and prescribes certain uniform practice procedures for dealers that transact municipal securities business with customers.

Rule for:

Dealers, Bank Dealers, Municipal Fund Securities

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Rule G-16
Last Updated: 12/09/2020
Periodic Compliance Examination

Rule Summary: Sets forth minimum scope and frequency of periodic compliance examinations of dealers by a registered securities association and bank regulators.

Rule for:

Dealers, Bank Dealers

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Rule G-17
Last Updated: 11/06/2019
Conduct of Municipal Securities and Municipal Advisory Activities

Rule Summary: Requires dealers and municipal advisors to deal fairly with all persons and not to engage in any deceptive, dishonest or unfair practice.

Rule for:

Dealers, Municipal Advisors, Bank Dealers, Municipal Fund Securities

Status:
New Compliance Resource
Underwriter Considerations for Assessing Written Supervisory Procedures Regarding New Issue Pricing
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Rule G-18
Last Updated: 09/17/2015
Best Execution

Rule Summary: Requires dealers to use reasonable diligence to ascertain the best market for the subject security and buy or sell in that market so that the resultant price to the customer is as favorable as possible under prevailing market conditions.

Rule for:

Dealers, Bank Dealers

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Rule G-19
Last Updated: 06/25/2020
Suitability of Recommendations and Transactions

Rule Summary: Sets standards for recommendations by dealers to customers of purchases, sales or exchanges of municipal securities.

Rule for:

Dealers, Bank Dealers, Municipal Fund Securities

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Rule G-20
Last Updated: 06/25/2020
Gifts, Gratuities, Non-Cash Compensation and Expenses of Issuance

Rule Summary: Prohibits dealers and municipal advisors from giving gifts or providing services in excess of $100 to another person in relation to the municipal securities activities of such person’s employer and limits the giving and acceptance of non-cash compensation by dealers, subject to exceptions.

Rule for:

Dealers, Municipal Advisors, Bank Dealers

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Rule G-21
Last Updated: 06/28/2019
Advertising by Brokers, Dealers or Municipal Securities Dealers

Rule Summary: Prohibits dealers from publishing false or misleading advertisements relating to municipal securities or concerning the facilities, services or skills of any dealer; establishes specific requirements for advertisements of new issues and municipal fund securities; and requires a municipal securities or general securities principal to approve in writing advertisements prior to first use.

Rule for:

Dealers, Bank Dealers, Municipal Fund Securities

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Rule G-22
Last Updated: No amendment history
Control Relationships

Rule Summary: Prohibits discretionary account transactions and effecting purchase and sale transactions of municipal securities by dealers, where the dealer has a control relationship with respect to the security, absent disclosure to the customer of such relationship.

Rule for:

Dealers, Bank Dealers

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Rule G-23
Last Updated: 05/27/2011
Activities of Financial Advisors

Rule Summary: Requires dealers to evidence in writing financial advisory relationships and prohibits dealers from serving as financial advisor and underwriter or placement agent on the same issue.

Rule for:

Dealers, Bank Dealers

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Rule G-24
Last Updated: No amendment history
Use of Ownership Information Obtained in Fiduciary or Agency Capacity

Rule Summary: Prohibits dealers from using non-public information obtained in the course of certain fiduciary or agency capacities concerning the ownership of securities in furtherance of their business activities or for financial gain.

Rule for:

Dealers, Bank Dealers

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Rule G-25
Last Updated: 09/19/1983
Improper Use of Assets

Rule Summary: Prohibits dealers from improperly using municipal securities or funds held on behalf of another person, guaranteeing customers against loss in customer accounts and transactions, and sharing in profits and losses of customer accounts and transactions by any dealer.

Rule for:

Dealers, Bank Dealers

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Rule G-26
Last Updated: 04/22/2019
Customer Account Transfers

Rule Summary: Ensures that a uniform account transfer standard applies to all dealers.

Rule for:

Dealers, Bank Dealers, Municipal Fund Securities

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