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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.

New Zealand Debt Management is one of the functions of the Capital Markets Directorate at the New Zealand Treasury, the Government’s lead advisor on economic, financial and regulatory policy.

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.

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
  • 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
  • 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

    New Zealand Debt Management and New Zealand Government Bond portfolio key facts.
  • Key Personnel

    Key New Zealand Debt Management staff.
  • 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.

  • Structure

    We operate with separate front, middle and back offices. This structure leads to clearly defined responsibilities and accountabilities, procedural controls and the separation of duties.
  • Oversight

    Capital Markets Advisory Committee
  • Legal Framework

    This section outlines the authority under which transactions are entered into and the statutory and contractual basis of the management of New Zealand’s debt and the conduct of personnel.

  • Contact Us

    For enquiries contact New Zealand Debt Management.
Last updated: 
Wednesday, 31 October 2018