BDA: Crack Down on MAs Acting as Placement Agents
The Bond Dealers of America is urging the Securities and Exchange Commission to crack down on non-dealer municipal advisors acting as unlicensed broker-dealers by assisting municipalities in placing their debt through the direct placement markets.
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The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board's proposal to require dealers to train certain individuals annually on municipal securities issues.  more »
The Securities and Exchange Commission said that new technology and investigative techniques led to a strong fiscal 2014 enforcement year, including municipal bond cases.  more »

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