On behalf of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (“MSRB”), thank you for the opportunity to provide you with an update of MSRB’s recent rulemaking initiatives and share with you the many new features available on the MSRB’s Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website at the recent CMTA Conference in San Francisco.
The MSRB is engaged in a national multi-year effort to enhance its outreach to state and local issuers of municipal securities, with a focus on ensuring that issuers understand how to comply with their disclosure obligations. Promoting a fair and transparent market for financing the infrastructure needs of states and local governments is a priority of the MSRB.
As I mentioned during my presentation, EMMA is the system that must be used by issuers to comply with disclosure requirements and it also can be used as a tool to communicate with investors on an ongoing basis. The MSRB offers assistance with automatic reminders about submitting financial disclosures and setting up the account required to customize an issuer homepage. I invite you to contact MSRB Support at (703) 797-6668 or MSRBsupport@msrb.org to obtain assistance.
In addition, I have included links to a few documents that you may find helpful:
Please consider taking advantage of our resources and sharing the availability with your membership and others in the municipal finance industry.
Chief Education Officer
Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board