Sovereign Debt Management: Covid-19 and Beyond

PRESENTATION February 26, 2021

Speaker / Author

Thordur Jonasson

Deputy Division Chief, International Monetary Fund

Mr. Thordur Jonasson is a Deputy Division Chief  in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the IMF. Prior to joining the IMF, he was a Sr. Securities Markets Specialist in the Global Capital Markets Practice of the World Bank working on developing public and private debt markets and participating in the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP). He has also been an expert on public debt management and debt market development for the IMF, (Monetary and Capital Markets Department and the Fiscal Affairs Department), World Bank and the Commonwealth Secretariat participating in Technical Assistance and FSAP missions that has overall ... Read More

James Knight

Senior Financial Sector Expert, International Monetary Fund

James Knight is a Senior Financial Sector Expert in the Debt Capital Markets division, Monetary and Capital Markets department, of the IMF. Prior to joining the IMF in 2017, he was Head of Investor Research at the UK Debt Management Office (DMO), where he worked for over 15 years in policy and research. A specialist in fixed income, including inflation-indexed bonds and Islamic finance, James is a graduate of the University of Bath with a BSc in Economics & Politics. In 2006 he received an MSc in Economics from Birkbeck College, University of London. He is a CFA Charterholder and a ... Read More