Date: May 17, 2017
Katrina Cavalli, 212.313.1181, email@example.com
SIFMA Municipal Division Recognized by National
Federation of Municipal Analysts
D.C., May 17, 2017 – SIFMA today received an Industry Contribution Award
from the National Federation of Municipal Analysts (NFMA). The award recognizes SIFMA’s contributions to
issues related to municipal securities disclosure, in particular SIFMA’s
efforts to bring together stakeholder groups to discuss disclosure and advocate
where there is common interest.
Michael Decker, managing director and co-head of SIFMA’s Municipal
Securities Division, received the award at a luncheon today in Washington, D.C.
The NFMA specifically noted Mr. Decker’s efforts to coordinate and lead an
industry working group to author a letter to the Municipal Securities Rulemaking
Board which recommended several enhancements to the EMMA system to aid
“I am honored to receive this award on behalf of our members,” said Mr. Decker. “SIFMA has consistently worked to improve
disclosure in the markets, and we support the goals of investor protection and
The NFMA has presented awards annually since 1984. The awards are given to individuals or
entities that further the goals of the NFMA for the enhancement and betterment
of the municipal bond industry.
SIFMA is the voice of the U.S. securities industry.
We represent the broker-dealers, banks and asset managers whose nearly 1
million employees provide access to the capital markets, raising over $2.5
trillion for businesses and municipalities in the U.S., serving clients with
over $18.5 trillion in assets and managing more than $67 trillion in assets for
individual and institutional clients including mutual funds and retirement
plans. SIFMA, with offices in New York and Washington, D.C., is the U.S.
regional member of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA). For more
information, visit http://www.sifma.org.