For Issuers, Methods Vary in Finding and Managing Interest Rate Swaps

Chang, Helen; D'Ambrosio, Jill
May 2004
Bond Buyer;5/18/2004, Vol. 348 Issue 31886, p5
Trade Publication
Reports on the use of interest rate swaps in the public finance sector in the U.S. Consideration of the diversity of the city's portfolio and the upfront cash received from entering a swap agreement; Use of swap consultants to help monitor the effectiveness and value of its ongoing swaps; Choice of municipal issuers to enter into a swap agreement through negotiation or through a competitive bid.


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