Reserve Benchmarks 2022 report – executive summary

Findings on strategies to tame the impact of inflation and geopolitical risk, technology resources and green investments

The return of inflation is forcing reserve managers to adopt a set of conventional and new measures to preserve their holding’s value. This year’s report finds 90% of participating central banks have reduced the maturity duration of their portfolios. As investors request higher returns over the longer end of the curve, long-term bond prices tend to fall and yields to rise more than in short-term maturities. As a result, reducing duration is an obvious solution to limit losses.

The report also

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