Committee publications

The standing committees located at the BIS support central banks, and authorities in charge of financial stability more generally, by providing background analysis and policy recommendations. This page gives an overview of the publications produced by these committees.

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) is the primary global standard setter for the prudential regulation of banks and provides a forum for cooperation on banking supervisory matters. 

The Basel Committee produces publications relating to capital adequacy (the best known of which is Basel III), accounting and auditing, banking problems, cross-border issues, core principles for effective banking supervision, credit risk and securitisation, market risk, money laundering and terrorist financing, operational risk and transparency and disclosure.

See a list of the latest Basel Committee publications.

Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures

The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) is an international standard setter that promotes, monitors and make recommendations about the safety and efficiency of payment, clearing, settlement and related arrangements, thereby supporting financial stability and the wider economy. 

As well as major publications such as Principles for financial market infrastructures, the CPMI has published various reports covering large-value funds transfer systems, securities settlement systems, settlement mechanisms for foreign exchange transactions, clearing arrangements for exchange-traded derivatives and retail payment instruments, including electronic money. The "Red Book" on payment systems provides extensive information on the most important systems in the CPMI countries.

See a list of the latest CPMI publications.

Committee on the Global Financial System

The Committee on the Global Financial System (CGFS) works to identify and assess potential sources of stress in global financial markets, to further the understanding of the structural underpinnings of financial markets, and to promote improvements to the functioning and stability of these markets.

The CGFS produces publications relating to international banking, financial crises, financial statistics, foreign direct investment, stress testing, risk management, credit risk transfer, systemic risk, derivatives, market infrastructure, market liquidity, monetary policy, and disclosure practices.

See a list of the latest CGFS publications.

Irving Fisher Committee

The Irving Fisher Committee on Central Bank Statistics (IFC) is a forum of central bank economists and statisticians, as well as others who want to participate in discussing statistical issues of interest to central banks. The IFC is established and governed by the international central banking community and operates under the auspices of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). It is associated with the International Statistical Institute (ISI).

The Irving Fisher Committee produces two series of publications.

  • The IFC Bulletins contain the proceedings of the various meetings organised by the Committee on topical statistical issues of interest to the international central banking community.
  • In addition, the Irving Fisher Committee  encourages the publication of analytical work on topical statistical issues of interest to the international central banking community, other than that presented at its various meetings. These papers are published in the IFC Working Papers series and contain analysis by experts of the Committee's institutional members as well as by analysts outside the central banking community.

The views expressed in both series are those of the authors and do not represent the official views of the Committee, its institutional members or the BIS.

Markets Committee

The Markets Committee covers the recent developments in financial markets, considers possible future trends and exchanges information about the short-run implications of particular current events for the functioning of these markets and central bank operations. It also serves as a forum for central banks to discuss the specifics of their own market operations.

See a list of the latest Markets Committee publications.

Central Bank Governance Forum

"The Central Bank Governance Forum fosters the good governance of central banks as public policy institutions. It compiles, analyses and disseminates a wide variety of such information among central banks. It reports to the All Governors' Meeting of the BIS.

The Forum occasionally publishes information on selected topics related to central bank governance and organisation.