Confidence in Sweden’s debt management remains high

8 April 2015

Confidence in the Swedish National Debt Office’s debt management remains high among primary dealers and investors, according to the latest survey by TNS Sifo Prospera.

The valuation among primary dealers and Swedish investors is characterized as very high: 4.1 and 4.0, respectively, on a scale of five. The overall rating by international investors was 3.7.

The areas with the highest rating include information on the borrowing requirement and funding as well as the Debt Office's market commitment in repo transactions. In comparison with international peers, the Swedish National Debt Office is valued higher for, among other things, transparency and management's ability to make prompt decisions.

The Debt Office's web site is also highly appreciated. During the past year, the Debt Office has continued its efforts to publish interactive data on government debt and borrowing. According to the survey, nearly 50 per cent of the primary dealers and investors have used the data, a marked increase from the previous survey.

– We are very pleased to see that the interactive data service has been so well-received. It has been a dedicated and long-term investment to build a data warehouse with efficient interfaces, says Thomas Olofsson, Head of Debt Management.

The Debt Office will also continue to develop its investor relations. This is an important and integral part of the endeavor to maintain a broad investor base.

Prospera confidence survey result (in Swedish), pdf

Contact

Anna Sjulander, Deputy Head of Funding, +46 8 613 47 77