Overview of a Bond Issuance

Training Type: 
Live Training
Course Status: 
New Course
Date and Time: 
Aug 14 2019 - 8:30am to 4:30pm  CDT

Minneapolis, MN (Hyatt Regency Minneapolis)

1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
United States
Field of Study: 
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Finance & Central Services Division Manager
Anoka County, MN
Senior Debt Administrator
Office of Budget & Finance, Hennepin County, MN
Public Financial Management (PFM), Inc.
Who Will Benefit: 

Finance staff responsible for issuing debt for their government. The class is focused on providing an overview of key requirements and best practices for finance staff not frequently involved in the process.

Program Description: 

Governmental entities have been using debt for over 200 years to fund public infrastructure such as government buildings, water distribution systems, schools, police stations and many other projects that require significant capital investment. Debt issuance requires working with a number of partners, each of whom has a specific role. The debt issuance will result in a financing agreement that is legally binding, and it is critically important that government officials understand the basic terms of the agreement and what the agreement commits them to do. This course will provide an overview of the debt issuance process and explain the many requirements governments need to adhere to focusing on GFOA’s best practices as guidance.

The class will follow GFOA’s guide on issuing debt.

Seminar Objectives: 
  • Learn how to use GFOA’s Debt Issuance Checklist
  • Understand the types of legal counsel available for governments
  • How credit rating agencies as part of the process
  • Understand how to evaluate and select the method of sale
  • Identify post issuance responsibilities.