MSRB


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Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board

A self-regulatory organization in the United States that provides regulations and guidelines for municipal bonds and other municipal securities. Its rulings apply both to municipalities that issue securities and to the firms that underwrite them. While it makes and publishes all guidelines, responsibility for enforcement resides with the SEC. Established in 1975, the MSRB consists of fifteen members chosen to represent bank dealers, securities firms, and the general public; these serve in staggered three year terms.

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MSRB requested comments on initial draft rule amendments to Rule G-34 that would require a dealer to obtain Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures (CUS1P) numbers for new issue securities sold in private placement transactions, and also require municipal advisors that are not dealers to be subject to the CUSIP requirement.
Municipal advisors and municipal securities dealers, she continued, "will be seeing a significant increase in MSRB outreach events, educational opportunities and the release of various forms of compliance aids, all with the goal of facilitating compliance with MSRB rules.
MSRB regulatesthe municipal securities firms, banks and municipal advisors that engage in municipal securities and advisory activities.
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.
To do this, the MSRB now regulates municipal advisors as well as municipal securities dealers, but does not regulate the activities of municipal entities or have jurisdiction over them.
Some MSRB rules clearly have been customized to the municipal
MSRB Executive Director Lynnette Kelly said, This program is consistent with the MSRBs goal of assisting municipal advisors in understanding and complying with their regulatory obligations and municipal advisors will benefit from getting first-hand feedback from our staff.
The MSRB expects this disclosure will affect an estimated 8,000 retail investor municipal securities transactions daily.
According to MSRB, the policy incorporates the core principles of the Securities and Exchange Commission's guidance on economic analysis in rulemakings, including identifying the need for a proposed rule, articulating a baseline against which to measure a rule's likely economic impact, evaluating alternative regulatory approaches and assessing the benefits and costs, both quantitative and qualitative, of the proposed rule, among other principles.
There are people who are clearly municipal advisors--about 700 advisors have been registered with MSRB already since Dodd-Frank.