About The NTMA
The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) is a State body which operates with a commercial remit to provide asset and liability management services to Government. Businesses managed by the NTMA include borrowing for the Exchequer and management of the National Debt, the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA), NewERA and the State Claims Agency (SCA).
Funding and Debt Management
The NTMA is responsible for borrowing on behalf of the Government and managing the National Debt in order to ensure liquidity for the Exchequer and to optimise the interest burden over the medium term.
Ireland Strategic Investment Fund
The NTMA controls and manages the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, which was established in December 2014 with a statutory mandate to invest on a commercial basis in a manner designed to support economic activity and employment in the State. The ISIF is the successor to the National Pensions Reserve Fund.
National Development Finance Agency
Acting as the National Development Finance Agency, the NTMA is the statutory financial advisor to State authorities in respect of all public investment projects with a capital value over €20m. It also has full responsibility for the procurement and delivery of Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects in sectors other than transport and the local authorities and for the traditional procurement and construction of schools as instructed by the Department of Education and Skills.
Acting as NewERA, the NTMA provides a dedicated centre of corporate finance expertise to Government, in particular in relation to commercial oversight of certain State bodies. It provides financial and commercial advisory services to Government Ministers including in relation to financial performance, corporate strategy, capital and investment plans, proposed acquisitions or disposals, restructuring and board appointments. In addition, NewERA may, in consultation with the relevant Minister, develop proposals for investment in the energy, water, telecommunications and forestry sectors to support economic activity and employment.
State Claims Agency
Acting as the State Claims Agency, the NTMA manages personal injury, property damage and clinical negligence claims brought against 129 State authorities, including the State itself, Government Ministers, the Attorney General, the Health Service Executive, the voluntary healthcare sector, an Garda Síochána, the Irish Prison Service, the Defence Forces and community and comprehensive schools. It also has a risk management role, advising and assisting State authorities in minimising their claim exposures. In addition, it manages third-party costs arising from certain Tribunals of Inquiry and claims for legal costs by parties who have successfully sued the State in respect of personal injury and other non-personal injury related actions.
In addition to the above functions, the NTMA assigns staff to the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) and the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) and also provides them with business and support services and systems. Both NAMA and the SBCI have their own separate boards.