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Trends and Best Practices in Shaping OECD Public Debt Management and Government Securities Markets

This presentation provides an overview of the major strategic trends and policies shaping the development of government securities markets in the OECD area. Attention is focused on best (or leading) practices in primary and secondary markets covering strategic issues such as the structure of debt portfolios and the role of benchmarks, the growing importance of electronic trading systems, importance of the more wide-spread use of more sophisticated risk management systems, and the role of derivatives in public debt management.