The main goal for Stockholm County Council's debt management is to minimize the long-term financing costs for the county. At the same time, the interest rate is mitigated and currency risk is strictly limited.
The debt management of the county council is governed by the financial policy as decided by the county council assembly.
In its debt management, Stockholm County Council uses derivatives, mainly interest rate swaps based on a conservative financial policy. For example, open currency risk positions are not allowed in the debt portfolio. Derivative contracts are only entered with approved credit-worthy counterparties, and any excess liquidity is invested in safe and liquid securities based on the financial policy.