Description of Topic
Debt management offices (DMOs) are responsible for managing a substantial portion of a government’s balance sheet. Therefore, and as highlighted in the Revised Guidelines for Public Debt Management, transparency and accountability to the finance minister, the legislative body, the auditors, and the country’s citizens are essential. In addition, governments can derive substantial benefits from strengthening the dialogue and relationships with various stakeholders such as investors, credit rating agencies, lenders, international financial institutions, and market regulators, which also require transparency through sound and timely reporting. From a cost perspective, diminished information asymmetries may be accompanied by increased demand, reduced issuance costs, and sounder bases for credit ratings.
At this webinar, Anthony Requin, Chief Executive at Agence France Tresor, the French Debt Management Office, and Jose Franco Morais, Undersecretary of the Brazilian National Treasury, will present their countries’ experiences in interacting with investors and other relevant stakeholders to promote transparency and communication in public debt management. Heike Reichelt, Head of Investor Relations and New Products at the Capital Markets Department of the World Bank Treasury, will provide an overview of how the World Bank as a supranational issuer has set up its investor relations team and communicates with investors and other stakeholders. Participants will have the opportunity of posing specific questions and sharing their own experiences.