Letters

Requiring Dealers to Adopt a Best Execution Standard

Summary

SIFMA provides comments to the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) responding to the MSRB’s request for comment on whether to require dealers to adopt a “Best Execution” standard for municipal securities transactions, MSRB Notice 2013-16.

SIFMA feels strongly that raising execution standard provides an opportunity to improve public trust and confidence in the municipal securities market. More important than a rule’s label, is the process that dealers would have to undertake.

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Committee

Municipal Securities Division

Date

7

October

2013