MSRB Requests Comment on Draft FAQs Related to the Use of Social Media under Advertising Rules

The MSRB is seeking public comment on a draft set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to the use of social media in advertising by municipal advisors and municipal securities dealers applicable under Rule G-21 and Rule G-40.  

The draft FAQs can be viewed here
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In May, the SEC approved the MSRB’s proposed Rule G-40, on advertising by municipal advisors, and amendments to MSRB Rule G-21, on advertising by municipal securities, despite opposition from almost all broker-dealer groups. Both new Rule G-40 and amendments to G-21 are set to be effective on February 7, 2019.

In July, the BDA submitted a comment letter to the MSRB concerning a draft set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to the use of municipal advisory client lists and case studies under Rule G-40. The final comment letter can be viewed here.