Bill Singer Supports ROBERT MUH for 2016 FINRA Small Firm Governor

July 11, 2016

A personal note from Bill Singer, Blog:

Robert A. Muh is running as a candidate for the 2016 Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") Small Firm Governor seat on the self-regulatory organization's Board.  Bob is a far more temperate and contemplative advocate for FINRA small firms and industry reform than I, and, as such, we do not always agree on many issues. Notwithstanding our occasional disagreements, I have tremendous respect and admiration for Bob's intelligence and independence. Bob is committed to advancing the legitimate needs of smaller firms and has always stood up to speak out for industry reform.

Without reservation, I support Bob's candidacy for the 2016 FINRA Small Firm Governor and urge all Blog readers to press their FINRA member firm's Executive Representative to support Bob's candidacy for the Board.

Bob's impressive background is set out on his nomination website:


Bob Muh is seeking your support to run for the Small Firm seat on the FINRA Board of Governors. With over 40 years of industry experience, he is uniquely qualified to serve.

Mr. Muh is a co-founder and CEO of Sutter Securities, Incorporated, a San Francisco based full-service brokerage firm. Founded in 1992, Sutter has 22 employees. Its principal activities include municipal underwriting and trading, private placements, and expert testimony on securities related matters. Sutter serves both retail and institutional clients.

From 1978 to 1987 he was with Bear, Stearns & Co., initially as head of its Los Angeles region corporate finance department and later as General Partner and head of the Northwest Region (based in San Francisco). Prior to joining Bear, Stearns, Bob was Chairman of Newburger, Loeb & Co., Inc., a New York Stock Exchange member firm. From 1966-1969 he was a consultant with McKinsey & Co., management consultants in New York City.

Bob is a former chair of both the FINRA District Committee for District 1 and the FINRA Small Firm Advisory Board. He has also served as a director of numerous public and private companies in addition to being a Life Trustee Emeritus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Trustee of the Culinary Institute of America.

Bob has a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and both an MBA and M.Phil. degree from Columbia University, where he was an Adjunct Assistant Professor. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco Law School.