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RBS Reserve Management Trends 2013

Edited By Robert Pringle and Nick Carver

Overview

Now in its ninth year, the only annual survey of central bank reserve managers provides candid insights into the thinking of official sector portfolio managers.

RBS Reserve Management Trends 2013 features an exclusive report of a survey of 60 central banks, responsible for more than $6.7 trillion in reserve assets, on their reaction to the global financial situation and how they view the key questions facing financial markets and the international monetary system.

The book, published on April 8 2013, features chapters which cover topics including:

- The scarcity of global safe assets
- A framework for managing credit risk
- Strategic asset allocation: MBS at the Bank of Latvia, 2008 to date
- Reserve adequacy in an asset-liability framework

A Central Banking Publications Book


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Publish date: 8 Apr 2013

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Book description

Published in spring each year, RBS Reserve Management Trends features an exclusive report of a survey of 60 central banks, responsible for more than $6.7 trillion in reserve assets, on their reaction to the global financial situation and how they view the key questions facing financial markets and the international monetary system.

As well as detailed analysis of the answers, all comments and observations volunteered by reserve managers are reproduced in full.

The book also features practitioner-focused chapters which draw on expert opinion and experience to allow central bankers to benchmark their policies against those of their peers.

Contributors include:

Nick Carver, Central Banking Publications

Fahad Alhumaidah, Reading University and formerly of Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency   
            
Raivo Vanags, Bank of Latvia       

Marco Ruiz, Central Bank of Colombia    

Gioia Cellai and Francesco Potente, Bank of Italy

Richard Barwell, RBS

Fritz Zurbrügg, Swiss National Bank

Key questions in the survey cover:

  • How reserve managers strategies are changing in the wake of unorthodox monetary policies and low interest rate regimes
  • How reserve managers are diversifying
  • How reserve managers see equities and gold
  • How reserve managers see the future of the euro
  • Reserve managers’ view on ‘new safe haven’ currencies such as Swedish krona, Danish krone, Australian and Canadian dollars
  • Reserve managers’ view on more reserve currencies
  • How reserve managers are changing the way they manage credit risk

Book details

ISBN
9781902182797
Publish date
8 Apr 2013
Format
Paperback
Size
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

1 - Trends in reserve management – 2013 survey results
Nick Carver, Central Banking Publications

2 - Central banks at the crossroads
Richard Barwell, Royal Bank of Scotland

3 - Reserve adequacy in an asset-liability framework
Fahad Alhumaidah, Reading University and formerly of Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency

4 - Strategic asset allocation: MBS at the Bank of Latvia, 2008 to date
Raivo Vanags, Bank of Latvia

5 - A framework for managing credit risk in central banks
Marco Ruiz, Central Bank of Colombia

6 - The scarcity of global safe assets
Gioia Cellai and Francesco Potente, Bank of Italy

7 - Interview with Fritz Zurbrügg, Governing Board and Head of Department, Swiss National Bank
Nick Carver, Central Banking Publications

Appendix 1 - Survey questionnaire

Appendix 2 - Survey replies

Appendix 3 - Reserve holdings

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