This report analyses the possible implications for public debt management practices arising from regulatory changes for over the counter derivatives (OTCD) that are being developed worldwide to strengthen the resiliency of the financial system. Many OECD sovereigns use OTCD in their debt management activities (mainly interest rate swaps and cross-currency swaps).
The paper argues that judgements play an important role in determining appropriate trade-offs when making issuance choices. The result of the determination of cost and risk factors and judgements about trade-offs is usually a relatively balanced issuance split across the maturity spectrum, along both the nominal and real yield curves.
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Although securitisation issuance has slumped in recent years with both the US and European markets having become increasingly dependent on central bank and government support, the securisation market is expected to recover over a long term horizon.
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This article explains the European Investment Bank Group’s role in creating a better environment for financing business, innovation and green growth and provides examples of ways that the financing of innovation can be improved against the backdrop of a flexible, business-oriented EU framework.<
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This article underlines the need for long-term investors to finance growth and the need to create instruments better suited to their needs, particularly in the context of the recent regulatory changes.
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This article discusses selected issues regarding the impact of protracted periods of low interest rates on pension funds and insurance companies.
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Guarantees have become the preferred instrument for addressing financial policy objectives such as financial stability, consumer protection and credit allocations. Before adding on new arrangements, consideration should be given to their strength, consistency and affordability.
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Infrastructure investments could be the “perfect match” for a portion of pension savings. This article contends that link between the capital at hand and its accessibility for infrastructure investments needs to be improved.
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This article discusses how to mobilise more institutional equity into infrastructure. If the regulatory and investment framework is right, more institutional money can be invested in infrastructure to deliver the high levels of capital expenditure needed.
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The OECD Statistical Yearbook on African Central Government Debt provides comprehensive quantitative information on African central government debt instruments, including both marketable and non-marketable debt.