Washington, DC – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) recently announced that it is establishing a new Market Transparency Advisory Group (MTAG) to advise its Board of Directors on strategic initiatives to modernize and enhance the free Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website and related systems in support of market transparency. The MSRB is now seeking volunteers for the FY 2020 MTAG, which will convene in April 2020 and continue through September 2020.
“As we migrate our market transparency systems to the cloud, the MSRB sees tremendous potential for the EMMA website to deliver even greater value to our market stakeholders by enabling dynamic comparison, regulatory compliance and big data analytics,” said Ron Dieckman, Chair of the Board’s Technology Committee.
Jerry Ford, Chair of the Board’s Stakeholder Engagement Committee, said, “This new advisory group will provide a forum for stakeholders to partner with the MSRB in identifying and prioritizing data and technology initiatives that advance transparency in our market, ultimately contributing to a fairer and more efficient market for all participants.”
The MSRB seeks volunteers representing regulated entities, issuers, investors, and other market participants with knowledge of the EMMA website and the MSRB’s market data to serve on the MTAG. The MSRB will accept applications through March 13, 2020, and review and assess candidates based on their individual knowledge and experience as well as other factors such as diversity in geographic location and size and type of firm. The selection process and announcement of MTAG members is expected to occur in March.