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MSRB to Implement Registration Process for Municipal Securities Dealers and Municipal Advisors

By | February 27, 2014

The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, or MSRB, has received approval from the SEC to consolidate its multiple registration requirements and forms for municipal securities dealers and municipal advisors.

The MSRB’s consolidated registration rule becomes effective on May 12, 2014 for all municipal securities dealers and municipal advisors seeking to register with the MSRB. New registrants will access electronic Form A-12 through MSRB Gateway.

Also beginning May 12, firms that are currently registered with the MSRB under the previous requirements will have 90 days to verify, update and complete their registration information, which will be transferred to the new form automatically by the MSRB. The MSRB will provide these firms with additional information and resources to assist them in transitioning their registration information to the new form by the compliance deadline of August 10, 2014.

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