Making Use of Consultants Payments by Firms Up 70% Since 1998

Hume, Lynne
September 2003
Bond Buyer;9/29/2003, Vol. 345 Issue 31729, p1
Trade Publication
Part I. Reports on the multi-million dollar payment made by top-ranked municipal securities underwriters to consultants who are making political contributions to issuer and other officials in the U.S. Statement of Christopher Taylor, executive director of Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board; Issuance of a notice warning dealers from circumventing G-37 by hiring consultants who contribute to issuer officials on their behalf; Identification of Merrill Lynch & Co. as the firm who paid the most to consultants.


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