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Univ. of Toledo College of Law

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

SEC Announces Second Hearing on Muni Securities Market

The SEC announced the agenda and speakers for its second field hearing to examine the municipal securities markets at its Headquarters in Washington, D.C., on December 7. Topics will include market stability and liquidity, investor impact, and self-regulation.

This is the second in a series of hearings, which SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro first announced in May, taking place across the country and examining a wide range of issues that affect investors in the municipal securities market. Following the hearings, the Commission will release a staff report addressing information learned, including their recommendations for further action the Commission should pursue, which may include rulemaking, recommendation for changes in industry “best practices,” or legislation.

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