Debt Management

Debt Management

Debt management refers to strategies state and local governments use to manage their debt. There is a variety of debt management strategies state and local governments employ. Common strategies include adopting policies on debt, such as limits, structure practices, issuance practices, and general management practices. Debt limits are acceptable levels of debt and may be determined by legal restrictions, internal standards, and/or financial restrictions.  Debt structuring practices refers to the term, maturity, and debt service payments. Debt issuance practices relates to determining the sale method and investment of proceeds and use of credit and bond services and ratings as well as professional service providers to assist with such matters. General debt management practices refer to disclosure and compliance practices associated with debt issuance as well as investor relations efforts.

Government Finance Review Articles

Training

The Debt Issuer's Disclosure ResponsibilitiesWebinar, 
  • September 24, 2014
Best Practices in Debt ManagementLive Training, 
  • November 18, 2014
Credit Ratings and Credit EnhancementsWebinar, 
  • January 14, 2015