Press Release

SEC, MSRB, FINRA to Hold Hybrid Compliance Outreach Program

For Immediate Release


Washington D.C., July 1, 2024 —

The Securities and Exchange Commission, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) today announced the opening of registration for both in-person and virtual attendance of their Compliance Outreach Program for municipal market professionals. The event is open to the public and will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 20, and Thursday, Nov. 21, 2024, at the Byron Rogers Federal Building in Denver, Colorado.

The program will provide municipal market participants an opportunity to hear from SEC, MSRB, and FINRA staff on timely regulatory and compliance matters for municipal advisors and dealers. Panel topics will include compliance pain points for municipal advisors and broker-dealers, exam and enforcement priorities, a regulatory outlook, net capital requirements, federal fiduciary duty, post-trade monitoring, and other municipal market hot topics.

“The SEC looks forward to co-hosting this meaningful Compliance Outreach Program for municipal market participants,” said SEC Director of the Office of Municipal Securities, Dave Sanchez. “These panel discussions address important regulatory and guidance information—much of which includes novel ideas and perspective—that municipal market participants will find valuable both in their roles and as industry leaders.”

“We are pleased to continue coordinating with the SEC and FINRA to continue an open dialogue with municipal advisors and dealers to address their top concerns and interests,” said MSRB Chief Regulatory and Policy Officer Ernesto Lanza. “This year’s program devotes time to both municipal advisors and dealers in the form of breakout sessions that will address unique issues and needs for all types of municipal market professionals, including small firms.”

“The Compliance Outreach Program is a great opportunity to engage in dialogue that fosters effective regulation, improves compliance, and strengthens everyone’s understanding of the industry,” said Michael Solomon, Executive Vice President, Examinations and Membership Application Program at FINRA. “We are pleased to partner with the SEC and MSRB to offer a forum where municipal market participants not only hear from their regulators but also work with them.”

Registration is being administered by FINRA and is now open. The program is free and open to the public. For those unable to attend in-person or via the livestream, a recording will be archived on the SEC's website following the event.

To submit questions and topics of interest in advance of the event, please email:

Register for the program


Last Reviewed or Updated: July 3, 2024