OMFIF’s Global Public Investor is a key reference point for financial institutions and provides a unique lens on approaches to investing in global markets. It analyses public sector asset ownership and management across 850 GPIs – central banks, sovereign funds and public pension funds – with investible assets of $47.2tn.
This launch event, held in London, presented key findings of the report and offered insights into wider issues for the community, including how central banks’ reserves managers are coping with inflationary pressures, geopolitics and environmental, social and governance imperatives.
The report includes the first complete survey of its kind since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with over 70 responses from central bank reserves managers across the globe received after the start of the war. The meeting reflects this to throw light on the following issues:
- Are central bank reserves managers fazed by rising rates, inflation, geopolitical risk, stagflation or overheating?
- How is this impacting their investment objectives? And how might their asset allocations shift as a result?
- What are the implications for gold, bonds, risk assets and ESG?
- What does this mean for currency diversification, external reserves managers and communications policies?
Marta Kightley, First Deputy Governor, Narodowy Bank Polski
Øystein Olsen, Governor, Norges Bank (2011-2022);Member of the Advisory Board, OMFIF
Mathilde Mesnard, Deputy Director, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD
Ivan Faiella, Coordinator, Climate Change & Sustainability Hub, Banca d’Italia; Member, Network for Greening the Financial System
Neil Williams, Chief Economist, OMFIF
Didier Borowski, Head of Global Views, Amundi
Bing Fan, Head of International Index Strategies, Senior Portfolio Manager, E Fund Management
This meeting will be conducted under the OMFIF Rules.This virtual discussion is part of the OMFIF Institute for Economic and Monetary Policy, OMFIF’s core stream of activities covering economic and monetary policy and the political economy. OMFIF is an independent think tank for central banking, economic policy and public investment, providing a neutral platform for best practice in worldwide public-private sector exchanges worldwide. For membership enquiries please contact Jamie.email@example.com, or for further information please see the OMFIF website.