Credit Ratings and Credit Enhancements

Training Type: 
Course Status: 
Repeat Offering
Date and Time: 
Jan 14 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm  EST
Field of Study: 
CPE Credits: 
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Who Will Benefit: 

Finance staff, new chief financial officers, and those who are responsible for their entity’s debt management.

Program Description: 

It is essential for members of a government’s finance office to be aware of the credit rating process and have a clear understanding of the criteria used when an agency produces a rating for your entity. This course will discuss the relationship between issuers and rating agencies, an overview of the criteria used to determine a credit rating, and tips on making the best rating agency presentations.  The course will also discuss the use of credit enhancements, including letters of credit and bond insurance.

Seminar Objectives: 

Provide a general overview of the debt market and the components that should comprise your debt management program.

  • Help governments understand best practices in various segments of debt management.
  • Review the roles and responsibilities of internal and external staffs
  • Understand issuer disclosure responsibilities
  • Recognize the criteria used by rating agencies and how to develop appropriate presentations
Recommended Other Reading: 

GFOA Best Practices, Governmental Debt Management

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