Q: Among issuers, there is a wide range of knowledge about swaps and derivatives. How do you approach the topic with issuers?

Williamson: We focus on swaps from a risk management approach. Looking at any type of derivative, you have to understand the risks that initially the issuer is already exposed to on their balance sheet. Part of the education process is to examine their balance sheet, identify those risks, and then educate them on the type of products that are available so they can hedge those risks.

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