Wednesday, July 8
Tom Richardson, JVI Director, Jason Harris, Deputy Division Chief of the PFM division of the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department, and Peter Breuer, Division Chief of the Debt and Capital Markets division of the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department
Emre Balibek and Yasemin Hurcan (both Senior Economists at the PFM Division, Fiscal Affairs Department)
Thordur Jonasson (Deputy Division Chief) and James Knight (Senior Financial Markets Expert), both Debt Capital Markets Division, Monetary and Capital Markets Department
The financial and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are a particular challenge for cash and debt management offices around the world. Revenues are falling sharply with the recession, while unexpected emergency spending drives up governments’ financing requirements despite constrained access to financial markets and higher borrowing costs. COVID-19 has elevated the need for cash and debt managers to adopt a multi-pronged approach to cash management and to revise their debt management strategies and annual borrowing plans.
This webinar will therefore discuss core considerations for governments on how to ensure adequate liquidity management. It will also consider strategic choices for debt managers to navigate volatile and dislocated markets. Institutional and organizational arrangements to ensure communication and coordination between cash and debt management, and between cash & debt management and monetary, fiscal and financial sector regulatory authorities, will also be reflected upon.
The webinar is the third of a series focusing on the recent IMF special series on fiscal policies to respond to the COVID-19 challenges.
Thordur Jonasson and James Knight will present the note “Debt Management Responses to the Pandemic” (English)
The webinar will be opened by Tom Richardson, JVI Director, Jason Harris, Deputy Division Chief of the PFM division of the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department, and Peter Breuer, Division Chief of the Debt and Capital Markets division of the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department.
Moderation will be provided by Barbara Dutzler and Tatiana Evdokimova (both JVI).
Participants are encouraged to ask written questions to the presenters using the webinar’s Q&A function.
The webinar will be held in English.
In the coming weeks and months, the JVI will organize further topical webinars in the field of financial stability, fiscal policy and macroeconomics.
Besides, we will conduct a number of our courses in a virtual format. The latest version of the JVI course schedule can be found here.
We look forward to engaging with you!
Thomas Richardson, Director, JVI