MSRB Rule G-17: New Disclosure Requirements Regarding Underwritersʼ Duties to Municipal Issuers

July 19, 2012
Client Alert

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently approved the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Boardʼs proposed interpretative notice on the obligations of underwriters to municipal securities issuers under the fair dealing and anti-fraud provisions of MSRB Rule G-17. The Notice establishes a comprehensive code of conduct for underwriters in their dealings with municipal entities and imposes detailed disclosure obligations relating to the underwriterʼs role, compensation, and conflicts of interest, as well as the risks associated with complex municipal securities financings. The Notice takes effect on August 2, 2012. 

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