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NFMA Supports Legislation to Stabilize the Municipal Market

The NFMA strongly supports the Municipal Bonds Emergency Relief Act, and other legislation targeted at stabilizing the municipal market through an expansion of the Federal Reserve’s ability to purchase all municipal securities. The municipal market provides the primary source of the capital that will be needed by entities on the frontline responding to the COVID-19 crisis, including but not limited to states, local governments, and hospitals.  “The unprecedented volatility in the market has limited access and driven up the cost of funds for municipal issuers at the most critical time in memory,” said Lisa Washburn, Industry & Media Liaison for the NFMA, “We thank Senator Menendez and other members of Congress that are working to address the current market conditions.” To download the press release, click here.

Annual Conference in New Orleans has been canceled

Due to concerns about COVID-19,  the NFMA has canceled its 37th Annual Conference in New Orleans, which was to take place in April.  All registrants will receive a full refund of registration fees.

NFMA Newsletter

The NFMA publishes newsletters for its membership. Officers of NFMA and constituent societies report on activities, and committee chairs report on the status of their initiatives. To view the current newsletter, click here.

NFMA Responds to SR-MSRB-2019-13

On Friday, December 13, the NFMA issued its response to the SEC Notice of Filing of a Proposed Rule Change to Amend the Information Facility of the MSRB's Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) System. Comments are due by December 18. To read the NFMA's letter, click here.

Comments on Exposure Draft relating to the Governmental Accounting Standard Board Proposed Statement on Replacement of Interbank Offered Rates

Comments on GASB’s Tentative Decision to Establish a One-Year Recognition Period under the Financial Reporting Model Re-Examination

NFMA Letter on the Current State of Disclosure in the Municipal Market

The NFMA released a letter on May 3, 2019 on the current state of disclosure in the municipal market in an initiative to work with the SEC and MSRB to improve disclosure, close the information gap between financial statement filings, get an update on interpretive guidance from the Commission, and modernize EMMA.

To read the letter, click here.
To read the press release, click here.

Educational Programs

The NFMA holds an Annual Conference each spring. The conference provides members with the opportunity to hear presentations, to meet with members of other Constituent Societies of the NFMA, and to contribute their efforts to the overall advancement of the NFMA. At the conference, the NFMA presents awards to individuals and organizations for extraordinary contributions to municipal analysis. For a list of past award recipients, click here.

The NFMA also holds its Introduction to Municipal Bond Credit Analysis for new analysts each fall; the location for the past several years has been Philadelphia. Finally, Advanced Seminars cover in-depth current topics of importance to the industry for seasoned analysts, and are held in various locations around the country each fall and January.

Constituent Societies hold educational events for members. Many of these events are open to members of other societies within the NFMA, and are posted on the NFMA's Event Calendar.

 

 

Market Advocacy

The NFMA has been a strong advocate of improved disclosure in the municipal market since its inception. Throughout its history, the NFMA has issued recommended best practices, white papers, comment letters and position statements on relevant topics in the municipal market. To view NFMA papers, go to Resources.

Job Bank

The NFMA maintains a job bank for its members. Employers may submit job postings via this link: Job Bank Submissions