Governance and organisation


The BIS has four main departments, two of which encompass our two principal activities (economic analysis and banking), one which supports central bank collaboration on new technology and one which provides general internal support.

These departments are supported by the Legal Service and the Communications, Risk Management, Internal Audit and Compliance units.

Working alongside the four main departments is the BIS's Financial Stability Institute, which supports the implementation of global regulatory standards and sound supervisory practices by central banks and financial sector regulatory and supervisory authorities worldwide.

Staff and offices

We currently employ about 600 staff members from more than 60 countries, most of whom work at our headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. We also have a network of Innovation Hub Centres around the world and two regional offices:

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