Kazakhstan is becoming a leader among developing countries in the use of local currency finance.
Jonathan manages the ADB Treasury’s local currency financing, client outreach and capacity building in capital markets, as well its rapidly growing engagement in Asian local currency markets. He has over 30 years of professional experience in treasury and capital markets. Jonathan has worked extensively in Asia, interfacing with government agencies, central banks, securities market regulators, financial institutions, investors, and corporate clients.
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The pandemic has shown central bankers and public debt managers that innovation and creativity are needed to maintain borrowing opportunities and keep local currency bond markets functioning.
Currency-linked bonds are simple but powerful instruments that fortify economies and can efficiently finance development projects.
Over-the-counter derivatives allow investors and lenders to price and structure tailor-made funding arrangements to promote long-term infrastructure finance.
Faced with a slowing global economy, central banks are diversifying their asset management strategies to enhance returns on foreign reserves.