What we do

Where perspectives
meet.

At the Bank for International Settlements, we occupy a distinct position among international financial institutions. As a meeting place for central bankers and financial regulators, the BIS is a forum for different points of view, blending varied perspectives into a greater collective understanding of the world's economy.


Supporting global monetary and financial stability

We act as a hub for issues that concern monetary policymakers and regulators, and respond nimbly to these concerns with relevant research and policy proposals. Through our work for central banks and supervisory authorities, we contribute to monetary and financial stability, which is essential for sustained economic growth.


A broad palette of activities

Our wide-ranging activities include economic and policy research, statistical analysis, and banking. Our staff have expertise in finance, banking, risk management, international law, monetary and financial economics, and statistics, among other fields. Such diversity helps to create the right environment for knowledge-sharing and collaboration.

Our headquarters are in Basel, Switzerland, at Europe's geographical centre, with representative offices in Hong Kong SAR and Mexico City. With some 600 people from more than 60 countries, there are many and varied perspectives from which to learn.


How we work


The BIS is a place unlike any other, where academic rigour melds seamlessly with real-world banking experience. Respect, openness, versatility, curiosity, willingness to learn and team spirit are the key to professional enrichment and job satisfaction here.


The BIS offers a unique global insight, in a culturally diverse environment. We are a small, closely-knit organisation with a global team of some 600 people from over 60 countries. We foster collaboration and knowledge-sharing both inside and outside the organisation, and play a valuable part in supporting central bank cooperation.


The modest size of our organisation means that our senior managers are highly approachable. We also have close links to the world's leading central banks and financial regulatory authorities, as well as academia. Our people enjoy exposure to ideas and projects beyond their immediate specialty.