06.05.2012 Financial Advisory No Comments

MSRB and CDIAC to Host Outreach Seminar for Municipal Issuers

Alexandria, VA – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission (CDIAC) will co-host an education and outreach seminar for municipal market professionals on July 24, 2012 in San Francisco, California. This seminar will provide market participants and, in particular, public agencies, with information about how regulation of the municipal securities market is changing and the MSRB’s long-range plan for greater market disclosure and transparency. The keynote luncheon speakers will be MSRB Chair Alan D. Polsky and California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer.

“We are pleased to be partnering with the state of California to educate public agencies and other municipal market participants about important changes in the market,” Polsky said.

Lockyer said, “The MSRB has been a leader in improving transparency in the municipal market. This seminar will allowCDIAC and the MSRB to share their expertise to benefit public agencies.”

The San Francisco seminar will be held Tuesday, July 24, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Representatives from the MSRB and California public finance professionals will discuss regulatory changes affecting municipal securities issuers, the duties of municipal advisors and dealers in the municipal market and the current and future capabilities of the MSRB’s Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website.

The seminar will conclude with a roundtable discussion during which the panelists will solicit input from public agencies and market participants on how municipal market information obtained through initial and continuing disclosure filings is used to improve rulemaking, pricing and open markets. View the agenda.

The seminar is open to all members of the municipal securities community; however, capacity is limited. There is no cost to attend; however, pre-registration is required. Click here to register. The deadline to register is July 13, 2012.

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