Primary Dealers in Government Securities

Author/Editor:

Marco Arnone ; Piero Ugolini

Publication Date:

February 25, 2005

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

In the past 10 years a growing number of countries have established or began establishing a primary dealer system. This paper discusses the role of primary dealers, as well as theoretical, operational, and technical issues related to the establishment of a primary dealer system, in the overall management of public debt for countries that may be considering taking this step. Drawing on a 2001 survey of country practices, the paper discusses the rationale, costs and benefits, and key prerequisites, as well as selection criteria, obligations, and privileges of a primary dealer system. It also attempts to determine the conditions under which a primary dealer system would make a positive contribution to the functioning and development of the government securities market.

Series:

IMF Special Issues

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

February 25, 2005

ISBN/ISSN:

9781589063792/

Stock No:

ISIEA2005002

Format:

Paper

Pages:

97

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