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About Us

We are part of the New Zealand Treasury, the Government’s lead advisor on economic, financial and regulatory policy.

The New Zealand Debt Management Office (NZDMO) was established in 1988 as part of the reform of the Government’s financial management in order to improve the management of the risks associated with the Government’s debt portfolio.

We oversee the Government's borrowing requirements and associated activities, with a goal of managing debt in a way that minimises costs while keeping risk at an appropriate level.

Our major responsibilities include:

  • financing the Crown’s gross borrowing requirement and managing New Zealand dollar and foreign-currency assets;
  • settling and accounting for all transactions undertaken by NZDMO;
  • maintaining and developing an appropriate framework for efficiently managing the portfolio and the risks associated with it;
  • disbursing cash to departments and facilitating departmental cash management;
  • advancing funds to government entities in accordance with government policy;
  • providing capital markets services and derivative transactions for departments and government entities;
  • providing reporting for fiscal forecasting and financial statements; and
  • maintaining a diversified funding base and, where appropriate, enhancing relationships with investors who hold, or are potential holders of, New Zealand government securities and with financial intermediaries and the international credit rating agencies.

In this section

  • Snapshot

    Key facts about the New Zealand Debt Management Office and New Zealand Government Bond portfolio.
  • Credit Ratings

    Credit ratings are assigned to sovereigns and businesses by international credit rating agencies. Credit ratings provide investors with an indication of the creditworthiness of an entity in which they are considering investing.

  • Management Team

    Meet the managers responsible for the NZDMO.
  • Organisation Structure

    The New Zealand Debt Management Office (NZDMO) has separate front, middle and back offices. This structure leads to clearly defined responsibilities and accountabilities, procedural controls and the separation of duties.

  • Legal Framework

    This section outlines the authority under which transactions are entered into and the statutory and contractual basis of the management of the New Zealand Debt Management Office (NZDMO) and the conduct of NZDMO personnel.

  • Contact Us

    For enquiries contact NZDMO.
Last updated: 
Thursday, 30 June 2016