BIS Banking in the Americas

The Americas Office Regional Treasury dealing room was established in May 2020 to enhance the level of banking services and support regional customers in managing their foreign exchange reserves. With the creation of this dealing room, the BIS can now cover – through its operations in Hong Kong SAR, Basel and Mexico – all major financial markets around the globe. 

The Americas Office serves as the gateway for BIS banking customers' regional investment activities and provides regional customers with access to the full range of the Bank's financial services during New York trading hours, supplementing the Hong Kong- and Basel-based banking activities. The banking team in the Americas covers 32 central banks in the region, five official institutions and 11 representative offices. At the March 2023 financial year-end, placements by central banks in the Americas constituted 11% of total placements with the BIS and 34% of total assets under management.