On 24 July 2014, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) announced the issuance of the “Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board Rules” booklet. The booklet forms part of the Securities Compliance series in the Comptroller’s Handbook and consolidates certain guidance regarding the regulation of municipal securities. Among other things, the booklet provides guidance to bank examiners and bankers to aid in evaluation of compliance with Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (“MSRB”) rules and addresses recent updates to the MSRB’s rules.

The full text of the OCC MSRB booklet is available at:

http://www.occ.gov/publications/publications-by-type/comptrollers-handbook/pub-ch-sc-msrb.pdf