CRA Insights

Best execution in the municipal market

March 29, 2016

The author provides market context to the MSRB’s 2016 mandate that “best execution,” a hallmark of the taxable fixed income and equity markets, becomes a staple for retail municipal bond investors. The discussion includes: (i) Current municipal price discovery methodologies, (ii) Electronic markets’ regulatory compliance tools, (iii) Implementation Guidance on MSRB Rule G-18, on Best Execution; and (iv) Recent municipal enforcement actions.

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