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SEC's Muni Office Seeks Two Attorney-Advisers
The Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Municipal Securities is hiring two new attorney advisers in the latest expansion of the team tasked with providing muni market expertise to federal regulators.
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The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board on Wednesday proposed a revised draft rule to establish the core duties of municipal advisors, tweaking some of the provisions that generated the most controversy in January's first draft. more »
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The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board on Tuesday filed a revised proposal with the Securities and Exchange Commission to require dealers to provide annual municipal securities training for registered persons who regularly conduct or supervise muni business. more »
Since the release of the Securities and Exchange Commission's final municipal advisor registration rule in September 2013, the Bond Dealers of America and its members have dedicated significant efforts and resources to work with regulators, educate issuers and ultimately be prepared to make a successful implementation of the rule. more »
The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board announced Monday that it has hired David H. Saltiel as chief economist and is also recruiting someone else to lead to a market structure department that it is creating. more »
A Republican congressman is pushing the Securities and Exchange Commission to limit the scope of its disclosure violations self-reporting program to the last two years, warning that if it does not he and other lawmakers may seek a legislative solution. more »
Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen promised a Senator that she would look into concerns that banking regulators' proposed liquidity rules would hurt the municipal market. more »

Since the release of the Securities and Exchange Commission's final municipal advisor registration rule in September 2013, the Bond Dealers of America and its members have dedicated significant efforts and resources to work with regulators, educate issuers and ultimately be prepared to make a successful implementation of the rule.

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