Kommuninvest focuses on public benefit
Kommuninvest is the largest provider of credit to Swedish municipalities and county councils/regions. Our loans are used for investments at the heart of welfare, such as in premises for health services, education and care, the production of environmentally friendly energy, public transportation and housing for a growing population.
A leader in municipal financing
Kommuninvest’s vision is to be the world’s best organisation for local government financial administration. We finance the development of Sweden’s local and regional sectors, as well as investments for a sound and sustainable society.
Open to all
Kommuninvest is a member organisation that, based on municipal values, effectively represents the municipal sector in public funding issues. We conduct public, socially beneficial operations.
Kommuninvest’s creditworthiness is supported by a joint and several guarantee from its members. This helps to make Kommuninvest an attractive counterparty for qualified investors and financial institutions.
Kommuninvest welcomes all Swedish municipalities and county councils/regions that wish to become members. The members themselves determine the focus of the operations and bear the ultimate responsibility for the organisation. Each member has one vote regardless of its size, business volume or contribution.
Kommuninvest has no interest of its own in generating profit. Its purpose is to provide economic benefit to members. Following any necessary consolidation, profits accrue to the members.
With motivated and competent employees, Kommuninvest can be a quality and knowledge-oriented organisation that offers its customers competitive solutions and excellent service.
Our ambition is for society and actors in the finance market to perceive Kommuninvest as a stable, efficient and knowledgeable player, whose role as a local government debt office benefitting society provides the Swedish local government sector the most efficient financial administration possible, focusing on financing.
Targets and target fulfilment
Kommuninvest focuses its long-term effort on continuous improvements in the core operations. The strategy was adopted in 2013.
Meet customers’ needs in local government financing
Kommuninvest provides products and services for municipal financial management, focusing on financing. By being sensitive to customers’ needs and challenges, and by offering cost-efficient loans, knowledge transfer and tools that address specific challenges in customers’ day-to-day operations, customer satisfaction can be increased. Kommuninvest seeks to make a difference with products and solutions that are cheaper and better for the customer.
Customer satisfaction index 2009–20141
1) Survey not conducted in 2011 and 2013, data used is as an average.
To have a sustainable better result than comparable institutions according to the Swedish Quality Index customer satisfaction index (CSI), albeit with a rating of at least 72.
Target fulfilment 2014
In the customer survey conducted in 2014, Kommuninvest had a CSI of 78. The average for comparable institutions was 71.
Knowledge-oriented operations with motivated personnel and efficient working methods, operated with financial stability and a conservative risk appetite
Kommuninvest has no interest of its own in generating a profit – its principal objective is to generate financial benefit for the members of the Kommuninvest Cooperative Society. The objective can be more easily attained with knowledgeable and competent employees who are committed to their duties and an organisation characterised by efficient processes, knowledge transfer and innovation. It is also important that Kommuninvest maintain a high level of financial stability and a conservative risk appetite.
Employee satisfaction index 2009–20141
Target By the end of 2017 at the latest, to have better results than other public sector employers according to the Swedish Quality Index Employee satisfaction index (ESI), albeit with a rating of at least 72.
Target fulfilment 2014 In the employee survey conducted in 2014, Kommuninvest had an ESI of 72. The average for comparable employers was 70.
Stable and cost-effective proprietary debt management
Kommuninvest’s funding operations and liquidity management are critical to supporting customer needs. The financing target is an expression of the need for Kommuninvest to be able to fund itself even in times of uncertainty and of the objective that funding should always be feasible at the lowest possible cost. Easily accessible and secure liquidity preparedness is also crucial.
To be the best local government financing institution according to an international Investor satisfaction index (ISI) by the end of 2017. To have, by the end of 2017, a cost of borrowing in the Swedish bond market that is 0.25 percentage points lower than the average of the borrowing costs of the five largest municipalities/county councils/regions.
Target fulfilment 2014
In the survey conducted in 2014, Kommuninvest placed as the third-best local government financing institution, among ten institutions. Kommuninvest’s funding costs on the Swedish bond market in 2014 was 0.15 percentage points lower than the average of proprietary funding costs obtained by the five largest member authorities.