The Central Banking Awards 2021 virtual ceremony

View the trophy presentations and acceptance comments from the winners of the eighth annual Central Banking Awards

Central Banking was joined by representatives of the winners of the Central Banking Awards 2021 to celebrate their achievements during a virtual awards presentation published today.

The annual Central Banking Awards, now in their eighth year, recognise excellence in the central banking community,

The formal presentation of the awards to governors and business line heads of central banks and market practitioners, as well as to Charles Goodhart, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award, was made by Christopher Jeffery, editor-in-chief and chairman of the Central Banking Awards Committee.

The Central Banking Awards trophies, made of sustainable materials, were presented at a virtual ceremony that marked the first day of Central Banking’s new flagship Central Banking Summer Meetings, which includes sections on monetary policy, financial stability, fintech and reserves.

The Summer Meetings are part of an initiative to increase and upgrade Central Banking’s services to the community, and follows the launch of the Central Banking Institute and the Central Banking Benchmarking Service in late 2020.

Many award-winners, including Alejandro Díaz de León, Koba Gvenetadze, Mark Gould, Ton Roos and Lajos Bartha, are participating in the Central Banking Summer Meetings, which includes a ‘fireside chat’ with Charles Goodhart, London School of Economics emeritus professor and former senior policy-maker at the Bank of England.  

See below for the timings to view individual award categories and acceptance comments from luminaries such as Jerome Powell, Alejandro Díaz de León, Perry Warjiyo, Benjamin Diokno, Mário Centeno, Ayman Al-Sayari and Charles Goodhart.

  • 02:32 Payment Services: ACI Worldwide
  • 04:49 Payments and Market Infrastructure (retail): Central Bank of Hungary
  • 08:11 Payments and Market Infrastructure (wholesale): Reserve Bank of New Zealand
  • 10:04 Financial Market Infrastructure Provider: Bloomberg
  • 10:52 Currency Services Provider: Crane Currency
  • 12:39 Currency Services Initiative: CCL Secure’s Recycling Program
  • 13:42 Currency Initiative: European Central Bank and Federal Reserve’s CDI2 standards
  • 16:12 Currency Manager: National Bank of Ukraine
  • 17:21 Collateral Management Services: Calypso Technology
  • 19:13 Risk Management Technology: Ion Treasury
  • 19:55 Treasury Systems Initiative: Refinitiv
  • 20:35 Specialised Lending Initiative: Clearstream
  • 22:26 Global Markets Award: BNP Paribas
  • 23:47 Innovation in Reserve Management Award: World Bank Treasury and ANZ Bank
  • 24:42 Asset Manager of the Year: BNP Paribas Asset Management
  • 27:08 Reserve Manager of the Year: Bank Indonesia
  • 30:01 Climate Portfolio Services: RepRisk
  • 32:22 Climate Initiative: HSBC
  • 33:45 Green Initiative: Bank of England
  • 37:07 Risk Manager: National Bank of Georgia
  • 39:19 Initiative of the Year: Saudi Central Bank’s Business Continuity Programme
  • 41:11 Advisory Services: Oliver Wyman
  • 42:50 Communications Initiative: Bank of Portugal
  • 44:31 Transparency Award: National Bank of Georgia
  • 46:46 Website of the Year: Central Bank of the Philippines
  • 48:40 Economics in Central Banking: Patterns in invoicing currency in global trade, Emine Boz, Camila Casas, Georgios Georgiadis, Gita Gopinath, Helena Le Mezo, Arnaud Mehl and Tra Nguyen
  • 50:16 Central Bank of the Year: Federal Reserve
  • 52:26 Governor of the Year: Alejandro Díaz de León
  • 58:14 Lifetime Achievement Award: Charles Goodhart

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