August 17, 2016 •
MSRB Rule G-37 Now Includes Municipal Advisors
Effective today, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) pay-to-play rule extends to municipal advisors. MSRB Rule G-37 prohibits certain political contributions for two years prior to engaging in a municipal securities business where a related official received contributions.
On August 4, the MSRB clarified the two-year look-back ban on contributions from municipal advisors. The MSRB stated contributions by persons who become associated with a dealer, become municipal finance professionals of the dealer, and are affected by today’s amendments to Rule G-37 are subject to the two-year look-back period.
Contributions made in the two years prior to today may subject a dealer to a prohibition on municipal securities business.
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