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Funding Strategy

The funding strategy aims to support the overall objective of minimising the Crown’s borrowing costs over the long term with due consideration to risk.

The funding strategy aims to support the overall objective of minimising the Crown’s borrowing costs over the long term with due consideration to risk.

For the New Zealand Government Bond market, meeting this objective is currently best achieved by taking a strategic, rather than short-term tactical approach to funding activities.

Delivery of funding activity is underpinned by the core principles of transparency, consistency and even-handedness and future actions are communicated in a timely manner.

The funding strategy aims to balance three key goals:

  • considering the overall structure of the Crown’s balance sheet
  • capturing and stimulating investor demand
  • promoting well-functioning and liquid New Zealand Government Securities markets.

Funding Instruments:

Read more about the wholesale funding strategy.

Consideration is also given to ensuring credit, market, operational and liquidity risks are well managed within the Crown’s risk appetite. Read more about risk management.

Bond portfolio as at 30 November 2021 - market outstandings

 

Note: In addition there is NZD 7.350 billion in Treasury Bills outstanding.

Last updated: 
Friday, 12 November 2021