America's Center Convention Complex
The municipal marketplace is rapidly evolving due to market changes and following a recent push from investors and the federal government for stronger disclosures. This session will provide an overview for issuers, especially small and infrequent issuers, about how current debt issuance and management trends are affecting public-sector entities. Course instructors will guide participants through their responsibilities before, during and after bonds are sold, common transaction stakeholders, rating agency expectations, disclosure standards, as well as other functions of debt management. The course will feature practical examples, highlights of recent regulatory changes, and interactive discussion about each topic. Relevant best practices, advisories, and resources created by GFOA’s Committee on Governmental Debt Management will also be discussed. Session participants will gain a better understanding of the debt issuance process, managing their debt responsibilities and practical guidance about how to navigate an increasingly complex marketplace.