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Debt Management Best Practices

This course, focused on GFOA’s Best Practices in Debt Management, will help participants better understand how to develop appropriate policies and procedures for issuing debt and overall debt management. In addition to the best practices, the course will feature practical examples, details on recent federal rulemaking, including how it impacts governments, and interactive discussion on the following topics: Debt Issuance Selecting Municipal Finance Professionals Disclosure Practices and Investor Relations Financing Instruments and Techniques Ongoing Debt Management

Learning Objectives: Those who successfully complete this series should be able to:

  • Identify key challenges facing government in the area of debt management
  • Learn how to develop appropriate policies and procedures based on the best practices
  • Review current market conditions, trends, and practices
  • Learn how to evaluate if issuing debt is the right option for your local government
  • Review the relationship between debt financing and the organization’s capital improvement plan
  • Learn the different types of debt and financing instruments available for local governments
  • Gain an understanding of the bond issuer’s responsibilities before, during, and after bonds are sold, including managing relationships with external resources and disclosure requirements
  • Evaluate the different types of fees charged in a bond transaction
  • Learn how to comply with continuing disclosure and tax requirements
Field of Study: Management Services
Credits: 12
Level: Overview
Prerequisite: none

September 20, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm ET
September 22, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm ET
September 24, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm ET
September 27, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm ET


Member Price: $420.00
Non-member Price: $840.00

9/20/2021 - 9/27/2021
Interactive LMS Virtual training
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