Financial Regulatory Forum

U.S. government to enhance municipal market regulation

March 2, 2010

    WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) – The Internal Revenue Service has agreed to work more closely with the Securities and Exchange Commission to regulate the U.S. municipal bond market, the IRS said on Tuesday, adding the two federal agencies had signed memorandum of understanding. (more…)

SEC changes U.S. municipal bond syndicate rules

October 1, 2009

msrb-logo    WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The Securities and Exchange Commission has shortened the time period when U.S. municipal bond underwriting syndicates and account managers settle their accounts and when they can sell in the secondary market. (more…)

Muni market may bolster protection for retail buyers

August 12, 2009

msrb-logo    WASHINGTON, Aug 11 (Reuters) – The U.S. Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board proposed on Tuesday creating protections for retail investors, highlighting concerns that have grown over the last year as individual buyers have come to dominate a larger share of the bond market.

SEC to require more US muni disclosure -chairman

July 15, 2009

USA/    WASHINGTON, July 14 (Reuters) – The Securities and Exchange Commission will consider ways to increase disclosure of information about U.S. municipal bonds at a meeting on Wednesday, its chairman told Congress on Tuesday.