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Streamlining the work of disclosure for municipal bond dealers
Muni bond dealers bear a growing burden of disclosure-related regulatory compliance. In previous years when munis were regarded as predictably safe, mere access to officially filed disclosures was the standard. Today, FINRA guidance on MSRB Rule G-17 requires dealers to discover and analyze not just official filings, but any relevant publicly available information.
The time and costs required for these efforts can be significant. Furthermore, establishing policies and processes that will stand up to regulatory scrutiny can be challenging. What often results are inefficient patchworks of sources and record-keeping.
DPC DATA has solutions to address muni bond dealers’ disclosure challenges
Refined Sector Classifications – MuniCREDIT Solutions reduce portfolio risk and help you capture more upside from rebounding sectors by providing standardized credit data mapped to the Direct Obligor. Users are also able to group over 30,000 distinct Obligors in the municipal market into over 100 specific sector/subsectors, each with its own risk characteristics.
Underwriter Due Diligence – Filings Summary is a premium research and reporting tool that quickly and accurately compiles a bond issuer’s disclosure history. It is an essential part of evaluating an issuer’s past reporting obligations over the last 5 years.
Point of Sale Disclosure – MuniPOINTS concise bond descriptions streamline bond research and are easily shared with customers. MuniDOCS Online offers access to current and historical official filings for both issue and obligor, even when filed under a new CUSIP.
Expanded Discovery – MuniGUARD News gets dealers closer to emerging credit risk issues with timely and relevant news filtered from more than 580 local and regional news sources. These are not only linked to CUSIP but identified by relevancy.
Ongoing Surveillance – MuniGUARD Professional is the most comprehensive and customizable surveillance service available. This solution provides feeds of default-related material events as they are filed and other market events dealers may be tracking, all with the same care for validation and correct identification that is our hallmark.
Seamless Integration – All DPC DATA solutions are designed to fit into your everyday workflow. Integration is simple, rapid and CUSIP-linked in your trading and research systems.
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