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SIFMA Municipal Division Recognized by National Federation of Municipal Analysts

Release Date: May 17, 2017

Contact: Katrina Cavalli, 212.313.1181, kcavalli@sifma.org 

SIFMA Municipal Division Recognized by National Federation of Municipal Analysts

Washington, 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 transparency.

“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 market transparency.”

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.

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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.

 


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