Roundtables & Working Groups

In addition to training and conferences, Central Banking hosts several high-level study groups for central bankers.

The CBP Central Bank Working Group Roundtable has met annually since 2004 to discuss the most pressing concerns central banks face in the areas of governance, risk management and financial reporting. The agenda for the meetings, which take place in an intimate roundtable format and are targeted at senior policymakers and managers, is tailored each year to the needs of the participants.

The 2012 Roundtable will be held on 25-26 October at The Reform Club in London. Attendance is by invitation only. For more information about the format and agenda, please contact Martina Horakova, Head of Central Banking Advisory, on martina.horakova(at)centralbanking.com.

The Reserve Assets Study Group is an invitation-only discussion forum for central bank reserve managers which meets twice a year. First held in London in 1999, the roundtable meetings have attracted over 100 reserve managers in total. The one-day meetings are chaired by a senior central bank executive with a special interest in, or responsibility for, reserve and risk management. Recent chairmen have included Ludek Niedermayer, formerly of the Czech National Bank, Toshio Idesawa, formerly of the Bank of Japan and Thomas Jordan of the Swiss National Bank. The agenda focuses on the most important strategic and day-to-day operational issues facing reserve managers.

Participating institutions have included:
European Central Bank, Bank of Algeria, National Bank of Denmark, Bank of Finland, Central Bank of the Russian Federation, Netherlands Bank, People's Bank of China, Reserve Bank of Australia, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Bank of Thailand, Bank Indonesia , Czech National Bank, Central Bank of Brazil, Banque de France, Bank of Spain, Reserve Bank of India, Swiss National Bank, Bank of Korea, Bank of Italy, Bank of Japan, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Central Bank of Iceland, Bank of Israel, Central Bank of Oman, Central Bank of Iraq, Central Bank of Kenya, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, Central Bank of Ireland, Central Bank of Hungary, Sveriges Riksbank, State Bank of Pakistan, National Bank of Denmark, Bank of Thailand, South African Reserve Bank, Central Bank of Iran, Bank of Botswana, National Bank of Slovakia, Central Bank of Argentina, Central Bank of Malta, Norges Bank, Bank of England, and National Bank of Poland.

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