Developing an integrated information system for reserve management: the experience of Peru

Jesus Alberto Zapata, Guillermo Alarcon and Omar Santivañez

The Central Reserve Bank of Peru (CRBP) holds over $74 billion in international reserves. This level represents an increase of 785% on that of 20 years ago and growth of 124% over the past decade. Moreover, the ratio of reserves to GDP has risen from 2% in 1990 to around 32%, as of April 2020 (see Figure 6.1).

Figure 6.1

The significant increase in reserves led to a surge in the number and size of transactions. The rise also demanded higher returns within the risk tolerance allowed for a traditional central bank in an increasingly complex and sophisticated financial

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