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Date: June 10, 2015
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697

History Associates Moderates Panel Discussion on Municipal Markets at SEC Historical Society Meeting – Webcast Available

History Associates Vice President Dr. Kenneth Durr moderated a panel discussion on “The Remaking of the Municipal Market” at the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society’s 16th Annual Meeting. The conversation was broadcast live online on June 4, 2015, and can now be viewed at any time at

PR-sec-panelSince its inception in 1975, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) has evolved in response to changes in the market and in regulatory requirements. Panelists discussing these trends included Marcy Edwards, Vice Chair of the MSRB Board of Directors; Dr. W. Bartley Hildreth, Professor in the Department of Public Management and Policy and former Dean of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University; and Lynn Hume, Washington Bureau Chief for The Bond Buyer, a prominent publication of the municipal bond market.

The panel talked about changing issuer needs and tools and how changes in the marketplace have caused broker-dealers, bond counsel, advisors, and rating agencies to adapt. They also provided insights on the new rules being adopted as a result of the Dodd-Frank Act.

The panel program is part of a new Gallery scheduled to open at the SEC Historical Society’s virtual museum and archive at The Gallery will cover the MSRB and municipal securities regulation and will launch on Dec 1, 2015, in time to honor the MSRB’s 40th anniversary. Dr. Durr is also serving as a content curator for this new Gallery, which is made possible through the support of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.

About the SEC Historical Society
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that shares, preserves, and advances knowledge of the history of financial regulation through its virtual museum and archive at  It is independent of, and separate from, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and receives no funding from the public sector.  The virtual museum and archive is free and accessible worldwide at all times.

About History Associates
For more than thirty years the historians and archivists at History Associates have demonstrated that history is valuable in the market as well as the marketplace of ideas. They provide professional corporate histories, exhibit content, interpretive planning, historical research, archival services, and collections management services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. History Associates strives to be The Best Company in History®, serving corporate, government, legal, and nonprofit clients from its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or visit

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