Fourteenth International Monetary Fund Public Debt Management Forum Considers the Sovereign Bond Market Ecosystem in Light of New Regulations and Reduced Market Liquidity
Debt managers and central bankers from 44 countries and representatives from the
The diversity of participants' experience from both advanced and emerging markets enriched the discussion that covered a broad range of issues, including sovereign credit risk, the implications of new financial regulations on government bonds markets, and impact of unconventional monetary policies on debt management.
At the opening of the Forum, the Director General of the Treasury of
Discussions at the Forum took place against the background of an improving financial system but one that continues to be driven by liquidity rather than self-sustaining economic growth.
In his keynote speech Mr.
The common theme at the Forum was the need for debt managers to maintain flexibility, with many placing paramount importance on greater transparency and open communication with investors. The private sector provided important insights into the ongoing financial regulatory reforms and their associated longer-term implications for debt markets including market liquidity. In addition, differences in the pace and direction of monetary accommodation by advanced economy central banks could have important spillovers.
Against this background, Governor
In his address to the forum, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services Mr.
The 2015 Forum will take place in
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