The Swedish National Debt Office develops the statistics database for increased transparency

Press release 25 February 2014

Debt management at the Debt office continues to receive high level of confidence among primary dealers and investors, according to TNS Sifo Prospera’s survey for 2013. In 2014, the Debt Office will improve the level of service for investors and primary dealers by giving them access to additional information from the database.

Compared to 2012, the primary dealer's confidence in debt management continued to increase in 2013. A clear majority of assessment factors is assigned a high level around or above 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5. Especially the communication on the borrowing requirement but also the predictability concerning the government funding, receives high scores in the survey.

– Our overall borrowing policy is characterized by openness and transparency. High predictability decreases uncertainty and thereby funding costs. Primary dealers and investors have now confirmed that we have succeeded, says Maria Norström, Head of Funding.

The Debt Office will continue to improve and develop the statistics on the web site during 2014 to achieve a higher level of transparency.

– The historical auction data and the forecasts will also be available on the web site this year. Investors and primary dealers will receive even more detailed information on borrowing and central government debt through the web, says Thomas Olofsson, head of debt management.

The survey focuses on confidence among primary dealers as well as Swedish and international investors in Swedish government securities. TNS Sifo Prospera interviewed 70 people.

For more information, please contact:
Maria Norström, Head of Funding, +46 8 613 46 35
Unni Jerndal, Head of Communications +46 8 613 45 96