This five-day workshop focuses on cash flow forecasting and cash management by central governments. Its goal is to increase awareness of cash and debt managers about the importance of accurate cash flow forecasting and their knowledge on sound cash management practices to ensure that governments meet their financial commitments on time and in a cost-efficient manner. The workshop covers all the dimensions relevant to its theme, including forecasting of revenue and expenditure, stress testing of projections, coordination between cash and debt management as well as the options to invest excess cash in the market. It consists in short and practical presentations followed by hands on exercises using an excel-based toolkit specifically designed by the debt and risk management experts at the World Bank Treasury.
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Assessing and Managing Risks from Contingent Liabilities
This five-day workshop aims to contribute to increased awareness about the risks governments are exposed to from contingent liabilities (CL) and to sensitize risk managers to frameworks and tools in identifying, measuring, and managing these risks with a focus on sovereign credit guarantees and on-lending. This workshop will cover conceptual issues related to contingent liabilities as well as focus on analyzing and measuring risks related to sovereign credit guarantees and on-lending using presentations, case studies, and interactive exercises led by debt and risk management experts at the World Bank. Additionally, participants will discuss various risk mitigation tools, including the structuring of guarantee agreements (e.g. guarantee fees, collateral, etc.), limit setting, reporting and monitoring, as well as provisioning for financial losses.
Next workshop: March 24-29, 2019, Vienna, Austria Past Workshop. Contact us.
Designing Government Debt Management Strategies
This five-day workshop guides participants through the processes of developing a public debt management strategy based on an analysis of financial cost and risk tradeoffs.
Presentations and country cases illustrate the different stages of the strategy development process. Hands-on exercises focus on quantitative tools necessary to support debt management decisions such as calculating exposure risk indicators and scenario analysis. Participants present the framework for debt management strategy in their respective countries to their peers.
Next workshop: June 3-7, 2019, Vienna, Austria. Past Workshop. Contact us.
Implementing Government Debt Management Strategies
This five-day workshop aims to build capacity in various aspects of implementing a debt management strategy, including designing a cost-effective funding program, in ways that contribute to developing the domestic debt market.
Participants explore techniques to alter the existing portfolio structure, using swap operations, exchange offers and buyback programs. The workshop combines conceptual presentations, case studies, and a hands-on exercise to illustrate the processes and procedures for implementing a debt management strategy.
Next workshop: June 7-14, 2019, Vienna, Austria. Past workshop. Contact us.
The financial markets argue that blockchain technology may replace current methods of trade record keeping. Using blockchain for bond issuance has the potential to streamline processes among numerous debt capital market intermediaries and agents. Therefore, for debt managers the technique could create opportunities since it has the potential to simplify raising capital and trading securities, improve operational efficiencies, enhance regulatory oversight and would significantly speed up these processes and make them more secure.
However, the blockchain technology is new and totally unproven for most market participants. In this regard the bond-i, issued by the World Bank Treasury in August this year, is the world’s first legally binding bond issued operated on a global blockchain platform throughout its life cycle and is an innovative and revolutionary financial transaction. The World Bank Treasury’s blockchain bond issuance helps market participants to gain understanding of the possibilities and challenges using the technology.
In this webinar World Bank experts will share their experiences as well as discuss challenges and opportunities moving forward. A Q&A session will provide the participants with the opportunity to discuss and share other experiences and lessons learned.
Andrea Dore, Head of Capital Markets, World Bank Treasury
Paul Snaith, Manager, Treasury Operations Capital Markets, World Bank Treasury
Mats Filipsson, Senior Financial Officer, Financial Advisory & Banking, World Bank Treasury
Please click on Register to enroll in the session. Once you have completed the registration, you'll receive instructions for joining the webinar session. For your reference, Here is the Agenda for the webinar.
October 18, 2018
Webinar on Green Bond Proceeds Management and Reporting
May 30, 2018
Webinar on Demystifying Catastrophe Bonds for Debt Managers
Mar 07, 2018
Webinar on Why are more sovereigns issuing in Euros? Choosing between USD and EUR-denominated bonds
Dec 13, 2017
Webinar on Sovereign Green Bonds
Jun 28, 2017
Webinar on Government Cash Management: trends and challenges
Apr 12, 2017
Webinar on Managing Fiscal Risks from Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)
Mar 07, 2017
Webinar on What to Look for in an Information System for Public Debt Management
Dec 07, 2016
Webinar on Operational Risk Management for Public Debt Managers
Jun 28, 2016
Webinar on Transparency & Communication in Public Debt Management
Feb 24, 2016
Webinar on Contingent Liability Risk Management: Measuring and Managing Risks Related to Sovereign Guarantees and On-lending
Jan 20, 2016
Webinar on Using Cross Currency Swaps in Public Debt Management