Central Banking Awards 2021

The winners of the 2021 Central Banking Awards

The Central Banking Awards 2021 recognise excellence in a community that faced extreme policy and operational challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. In spite of the challenges, many central banks have also continued with efforts to develop their governance, operations, communications, economics, currency, reserves, data and market infrastructure capabilities.

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Lifetime achievement: Charles Goodhart

The LSE and BoE veteran economist has his own ‘law’, and played a key role in the establishment of monetary policy in the UK, Hong Kong’s peg and the ‘New Zealand model’, which influenced a generation of central bankers

Risk manager: National Bank of Georgia

Liquidity stress tests provided confidence to ease daily thresholds, and offer exchange rate, internal market and financial system support, without forcing the liquidation of illiquid reserves

Climate initiative: HSBC

The UK bank is working closely with central banks and other official institutions to support the transition towards a greener global system

Climate portfolio services: RepRisk

The Swiss company’s machine learning tool checks reports on 160,000 companies daily from a host of sources in 20 languages to offer central banks and SWFs early warnings on climate-related risks

Specialised lending initiative: Clearstream

Clearstream supports eurozone central bank asset purchase programmes by returning liquidity to the market through securities lending while helping Asian and American central banks secure access to this market

Advisory services: Oliver Wyman

The consultancy has built a reputation for analytical excellence and governance expertise, and counts leading central banks across the globe as its clients

Payment services: ACI Worldwide

ACI has emerged as an important provider of real-time digital payments software, helping banks and small companies connect to core central bank infrastructure

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