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Dodd-Frank Municipal Advisors

MSRB Adopts Dealer Role-Switching Prohibition to Eliminate Conflict of Interest in Municipal Securities Underwriting

Municipal Advisors The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, or  MSRB, has adopted a significant rule change to address concerns over conflicts of interest by financial intermediaries in municipal bond underwritings. The change prohibits municipal securities dealers from acting as a financial advisor to a municipal entity on a new bond issue and subsequently acting as an underwriter on […] Read more →

by   |   May 31, 2011

MSRB Requests Comment on Supervisory Rule for Municipal Advisors

Municipal Advisors The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, or MSRB, is requesting comment on a proposed rule that would require municipal advisors to adopt a basic supervisory structure to ensure... Read more →

by   |   May 25, 2011

MSRB Holds Meeting to Consider Dodd-Frank Related Rules

Municipal Advisors The Board of Directors of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, or MSRB, held a special meeting on May 19-20, 2011 where it advanced major rule proposals governing fiduciary... Read more →

by   |   May 23, 2011

How to Get Out of the Municipal Advisory Business

Broker-Dealer, Municipal Advisors The Dodd-Frank Act requires municipal advisors to register with the SEC, and as a result, with the Municipal Securities Rule Making Board, or MSRB.  The question remained, once... Read more →

by   |   February 28, 2011