Annual Report 2019/20

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

BIS Annual Report  | 
30 June 2020

Here you can find a description of our activities, governance and organisation, together with our annual financial statements for 2019/20.

Looking forward and back

In the period 2019/20, we continued to shape the Bank for the future with our Innovation BIS 2025 strategy while remembering our origins as we prepared to commemorate our 90th anniversary in 2020. 

Promoting global monetary and financial stability

The BIS embraces continuous innovation through research and analysis, exploration of financial technology, banking services, capacity-building and knowledge-sharing.

Promoting international cooperation

The BIS acts as a forum for discussion and a platform for cooperation among policymakers, to foster monetary and financial stability. 

Financial results and profit allocation

The Bank's balance sheet and financial results are driven mainly by its banking activities. 

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

Check the BIS financial statements for the financial year ended 31 March 2020.