This page gives an overview of publications produced by the committees based at the BIS.
Basel Committee on Banking Supervision
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision works to strengthen banking supervisory frameworks, to promote the advancement of risk management in the banking industry and to help improve financial reporting standards.
The Basel Committee produces publications relating to capital adequacy (the best known of which is Basel II), accounting and auditing, banking problems, cross-border issues, core principles for effective banking supervision, credit risk and securitisation, market risk, money laundering and terrorist financing, operational risk and transparency and disclosure.
See a list of the latest Basel Committee publications
Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems
The Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems (CPSS) contributes to strengthening the financial market infrastructure through promoting sound and efficient payment and settlement systems.
As well as major publications such as Core principles for systemically important payment systems and Recommendations for securities settlement systems, the CPSS has published various reports covering large-value funds transfer systems, securities settlement systems, settlement mechanisms for foreign exchange transactions, clearing arrangements for exchange-traded derivatives and retail payment instruments, including electronic money. The "Red Book" on payment systems provides extensive information on the most important systems in the CPSS countries.
See a list of the latest CPSS publications
Committee on the Global Financial System
The Committee on the Global Financial System (CGFS) works to identify and assess potential sources of stress in global financial markets, to further the understanding of the structural underpinnings of financial markets, and to promote improvements to the functioning and stability of these markets.
The CGFS produces publications relating to international banking, financial crises, financial statistics, foreign direct investment, stress testing; risk management, credit risk transfer, systemic risk, derivatives, market infrastructure, market liquidity, monetary policy, and disclosure practices.
See a list of the latest CGFS publications
Irving Fisher Committee
The Irving Fisher Committee on Central Bank Statistics (IFC) is a forum of central bank economists and statisticians, as well as others who want to participate in discussing statistical issues of interest to central banks. The IFC is established and governed by the international central banking community and operates under the auspices of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). It is associated with the International Statistical Institute (ISI).
The Irving Fisher Committee produces two series of publications.
- The IFC Bulletins contain the proceedings of the various meetings organised by the Committee on topical statistical issues of interest to the international central banking community.
- In addition, the Irving Fisher Committee encourages the publication of analytical work on topical statistical issues of interest to the international central banking community, other than that presented at its various meetings. These papers are published in the IFC Working Papers series and contain analysis by experts of the Committee's institutional members as well as by analysts outside the central banking community.
The views expressed in both series are those of the authors and do not represent the official views of the Committee, its institutional members or the BIS.
The Markets Committee covers the recent developments in financial markets, considers possible future trends and exchanges information about the short-run implications of particular current events for the functioning of these markets and central bank operations. It also serves as a forum for central banks to discuss the specifics of their own market operations.
To enhance market transparency and the understanding of central bank actions, the Markets Committee released for the first time information on the monetary policy frameworks and market operations of its members. The information contained in this publication will be updated regularly.
See a list of the latest Markets Committee publications
Central Bank Governance Forum
The Central Bank Governance Forum exists to foster the good governance of central banks as public policy institutions. It acts as a focal point for discussion of and clearing house for information on central bank governance and organisational matters, and compiles, analyses and disseminates amongst central banks a wide variety of such information. From time to time, the Forum publishes information on selected topics related to central bank governance and organisation. These Central Bank Governance Forum publications are cleared for public release by the All Governors Meeting of the Bank for International Settlements, on the proposal of the Central Bank Governance Group.