This new market, MTS Slovenia, represents MTSâs 12th domestic euro-government bond market. Domestic and international primary dealer participants, as well as the Ministry of Finance, will comprise the governance body.
âWe look forward to further developing our government securities market with MTS, whose commitment to transparency and efficiency will foster improved liquidity for our bonds,â said Stanislava Zadravec-Caprirolo, General Director, Treasury Directorate, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Slovenia. âThe distribution of Slovenian government debt via the MTS participant network is a crucial component of our entry into the eurozone in 2007.â
âWe remain committed to the growth of international bond markets, particularly in Europe because it represents the foundation of MTS,â said Gianluca Garbi, Chief Executive Officer, EuroMTS. âTherefore, we look forward to building a domestic market in Slovenia, which will facilitate their integration into the euro-government debt market and contribute to the harmonization of European capital markets.â
âThe creation of a domestic MTS market in Slovenia represents a significant opportunity to expand the investor base for Slovenian government debt and thereby increase turnover,â said Jernej Doles, General Manager, Nova Ljubljanska banka. âWe fully support the growth of the Slovenian bond market through the further development of the primary dealer system and the introduction of an MTS market.â
âThe linking of the Slovenian bond market to participants across Europe through the MTS network will enable us to more actively contribute to the growth of this bond market,â said Amaury DâOrsay, Managing Director, Head of Liquid Bond Trading, Europe, SociÃ©tÃ© GÃ©nÃ©rale. âAs such, we welcome the creation of a domestic MTS market in Slovenia and we look forward to its development.â