Focus Report

ETFs in reserve management focus report 2022

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) have risen in popularity among investors and may be of interest to central bank reserve managers in pursuit of safety, liquidity and returns. Central bank mandates vary, but all reserve managers must navigate a new, complex…

ESG for central banking focus report 2021

The report flags challenges for central banks themselves – as guardians of the financial system, they have a duty to lead by example. But the lack of liquidity within ESG-compliant assets is proving a problem for many

The renminbi’s rise to prominence: focus report 2021

Central Banking explores the impact the addition of the renminbi to the SDR basket has had on internationalising the Chinese currency; central bank reserve managers share their views on including the renminbi in their portfolios; and we take a look at…

Gold for central banking focus report 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic and the reaction from central banks had a significant impact on the price of gold. Over the past few decades, central banks have viewed gold as a ‘safe-haven asset’ – an investment that can be used to dodge the impact of negative…

Climate change focus report 2019

Central banks and regulators have recognised the need to take responsibility for risks emerging as a result of climate change, but there remains an abundance of work to be undertaken, and Central Banking hopes this report will provide some guidance on…

Risk-based supervision focus report 2018

This first Central Banking journal focus report on risk-based supervision analyses how central banks, financial regulators and financial institutions can streamline efforts to meet onerous new regulatory and supervisory data requirements.

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