Annual Report 2018/19

The BIS Annual Report explains what we do and who we are as an institution.

BIS Annual Report  | 
30 June 2019

Here you can find a description of our activities, governance and organisation, together with our annual financial statements for 2018/19.

The global bank for central banks

As a hub for central banks and other financial regulatory and supervisory authorities across the globe, the BIS is in a unique position to respond to their needs.

Promoting global monetary and financial stability

The BIS provides a platform for central bankers and other authorities to serve them in their pursuit of monetary and financial stability.

Promoting international cooperation

The BIS promotes international cooperation among monetary and financial authorities by offering them a forum for discussion and a platform for cooperation.

Financial results and profit allocation

The Bank's balance sheet and financial results are driven mainly by its banking activities and by the management of the funds associated with its shareholders' equity.

Governance and organisation

The BIS is governed at three levels: the General Meetings of member central banks, the Board of Directors and BIS Management.

Financial statements

The BIS's financial statements for the financial year ended 31 March 2019