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Book - HSBC Reserve Management Trends 2016

Edited By Robert Pringle and Nick Carver


Since it was first published in 2005, this key guide has provided crucial insight into the policies, practices and thinking of reserve managers around globe. It is acknowledged as the industry standard among practitioners and the stakeholder community. Now in its twelfth edition, HSBC Reserve Management Trends 2016 provides analysis of exclusive survey of 77 central banks responsible for more than $6 trillion in reserves.

This essential guide addresses key questions on reserve managers’ techniques, opinions, as well as organisational information, such as:

  • How are reserve managers treating the renmimbi?

  • What effect are negative interest rates having on investment strategies?

  • How many central banks invest in equities and why?

  • What are reserve managers’ views on green bonds?

  • Whether you are a reserve manager to read up on your peers’ techniques, or an asset manager delving into the strategies and fears of reserve management, or a central bank director ensuring your department is up-to-date with its practices and approaches – this book an essential purchase for you and your organisation.

    Discover the global and learned perspective of 77 reserve managers and ensure you are up-to-date.

    A Central Banking Publications book.

    With the eBook, your edition of HSBC Reserve Management Trends 2016 can be transferred to six separate devices, ensuring you can stay up-to-date wherever you choose to read. Email [email protected] to find out more.

    Publish date: 25 Apr 2016

    Availability: In stock


    Book description

    Controlling several billion dollars in financial assets, central bank reserve managers are a major force driving global markets.

    Whatever they say and don’t say, moves markets and creates trends. Once established these can be rapidly adopted by a community increasingly under pressure to improve financial performance.

    Trusted by reserve managers for more than a decade, HSBC Reserve Management Trends has been the only regular, practitioner-oriented publication to get the answers to questions that can pre-empt these trends. Use the 2016 edition to discover what reserve managers are thinking, what they’re doing and their hopes and fears for the future.

    Discover the thoughts of the 77 reserve managers surveyed on crucial topics, including:

    - The divergence in monetary policies between the US and Europe
    - The implications of rising interest rates in the US
    - Currency diversification
    - The renminbi as a reserve currency
    - The attractiveness of exchange traded funds (ETFs)
    - Adding income to portfolios
    - The use of external managers

    With expert opinion and experience this trusted reference is a must have, especially for those presenting to their boards and governors.

    Book details

    Book - 9781902182964
    Publish date
    25 Apr 2016
    155mm x 235mm

    Editor biography

    Robert Pringle and Nick Carver

    Editor, Robert Pringle, is Chairman of Central Banking Publications. Before starting Central Banking, Robert was for several years Editor of The Banker and subsequently he was closely associated with the establishment of the well-known "think tank", the Group of Thirty, where he served for seven years as the first Executive Director based in New York. He was also for three years a Senior Fellow at the United Nations institute called WIDER in Helsinki.

    Nick Carver is the publisher of Central Banking Publications, which he joined as an editorial assistant in 2001. He was assistant editor of Central Banking journal for five years and has co-edited (with Robert Pringle) Central Banking Publications’ annual Reserve Management Trends publication since its launch in 2005. He is also the publisher of Risk Books and Risk Journals, two long-established imprimaturs of Incisive Media, which acquired Central Banking Publications in 2007. He graduated with a master’s degree in economics and politics from the University of Edinburgh and taught English in Japan for two years before joining Central Banking Publications.

    Table of contents



    About the authors xiii

    Glossary xvii

    Executive summary xix

    1 Trends in reserve manage – 2016 survey results 1

    Nick Carver

    2 Green bonds as a means to tackle climate change 45

    Zoë Knight and Michael Ridley

    3 Interview: Aniq Aziz 55

    Nick Carver

    4 Reserves tranching: the experience of the National Bank of

    Poland 65

    Ewa Szafarczyk

    5 The National Bank of Austria’s gold management strategy 77

    Franz Partsch and Daniel Pumberger


    Appendix 1 Survey questionnaire 85

    Appendix 2 Survey responses and comments 103

    Appendix 3 Reserve statistics 153

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