The papers contained in this publication were presented at an International Monetary Fund organised conference held in Hong Kong in 1996. The conference focused on a wide range of issues confronting policy makers in managing their sovereign assets and liabilities in a world of mobile capital and integrated capital markets. These issues included: the strategy of public debt management; the management of central bank reserves; the technical and quantitative aspects of risk management; and credit costs and borrowing capacity in debt organisation. The papers also describe the experience of various countries in managing their own sovereign assets and liabilities. These experiences are drawn from policy makers and private sector participants who have been actively involved in formulating and implementing national debt and reserves policies.