Reserve Benchmarks 2023 – model banks analysis

Data sheds light on key differences between advanced, emerging and developing economies

What makes the ideal reserves department? The answer to this question will vary across jurisdictions, based on the central bank’s mandate and the priorities of top decision-makers.

But analysis by Central Banking reveals common threads across central banks. Benchmarking data can be used to construct an archetypal central bank in each economic group – a “model bank” – giving central banks a clear, albeit synthetic, example to benchmark themselves against.

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