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Vogtsberger Named to Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board


Martin Vogtsberger, managing director and head of institutional brokerage at Fifth Third Securities, was recently appointed to the bank dealer seat of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB). The seat has a three-year term.

The Board, composed of members from the municipal securities dealer community and the public, sets standards for municipal securities dealers. The MSRB is a self-regulatory organization that is subject to oversight by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

“It is a great honor to serve on the MSRB,” Vogtsberger said. “Becoming a member of the board is a recognition of your experience and integrity in the municipal bond industry. We come together from competing banking institutions and other companies to come up with rules to benefit the investment community.”

Vogtsberger, a Columbus resident, has day-to-day management responsibility for public finance, fixed income trading and institutional sales. Prior to his current role of head of institutional brokerage, he served as manger of public finance at Fifth Third Securities Inc. He has more than 20 years of senior-level experience in public finance and fixed income trading.

Vogtsberger received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Miami University, his master’s degree in city planning at the school of engineering at The Ohio State University and attended the public finance institute at The University of Michigan’s graduate school of business administration.

The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board was established in 1975 by Congress to develop rules regulating securities firms involved in underwriting, trading and selling municipal securities – bonds and notes issued by states, cities and counties or their agencies to help finance public projects.

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