Debt Management Articles
Articles from the Government Finance Review
- August 2005
The Central Post Office: Making Your Life Easier and the Market More Efficient
It has been almost a year since the Central Post Office opened for business, allowing issuers of municipal bonds to file their disclosure documents electronically through a single location. Learn how municipal market disclosure practices have evolved through the years and how the Central Post Office has improved the disclosure process for all involved.
Patrick P. Born and Susan A. Gaffney
Katherine McManus, Karl Pfeil, and Trudy Zibit
This article highlights successful approaches for passing bond referenda in state and local communities. Two case
studies of successful initiatives are provided as examples.
Margaret C.H. Kelly and Matthew Zieper
Using a case study of Washington County, Maryland, this article examines the steps necessary for benchmarking and
measuring debt capacity.
Jennifer Ritter Douglas
This article highlights the history of electronic bidding for bonds and the options available for municipal issuers today.
This article focuses on the methodology that one bond rating agency, Moody’s Investors Service, uses for rating
general obligation, lease-backed, and revenue bonds. It also clarifies which factors are predominant in rating
assignments and which factors drive a future rating upgrade or downgrade.
Linda Hird Lipnick, Yaffa Rattner, and Linda Ebrahim
This article describes how to design and maintain a fitness program for arbitrage compliance.
An analysis of 97 debt policies from a large sample of cities identifies 36 factors commonly considered and their
frequency of use.
Rowan Miranda, Ronald Picur, and Doug Straley
Interest rate swaps do not change the amount or type of debt outstanding, but they have the effect of changing the
way the issuer's balance sheet is affected by swings in overall interest rates.
Philip N. Shapiro and T. Spencer Wright
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