Responsibilities And Goals Of The Swiss National Bank

The Swiss National Bank conducts the country’s monetary policy as an independent central bank. It is obliged by Constitution and statute to act in accordance with the interests of the country as a whole. Its primary goal is to ensure […]

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Structure And Organisation

The National Bank was founded by virtue of the Federal Act on the Swiss National Bank, which entered into force on 16 January 1906. Business was started on

Monetary Policy Strategy

The Federal Constitution entrusts the Swiss National Bank, as an independent central bank, with the conduct of monetary policy in the interests of the country as a whole

Investment And Risk Control Process

The National Bank Act (NBA), which entered into force in 2004, defines the SNB’s responsibilities and describes in detail its mandate with regard to asset management. The National Bank

Asset Structure

The Swiss National Bank’s assets essentially consist of foreign currency, gold and financial assets in Swiss francs (securities and claims from repo transactions). They fulfil important monetary policy

Foreign Exchange Reserves And Swiss Franc Securities (End Of The Q4 2007)

As at 31 December 2007, the key asset allocation data for the foreign exchange reserves and the monetary CHF portfolio were as follows (figures of previous quarter are

Investment Risk Profile

The main risks to investments are market risks, i.e. risks related to the gold price, exchange rates, share prices and interest rates. These risks are managed primarily through

Investment Performance

Return on investments in Swiss francs(1)   [NP][/NP]     . "Swiss National Bank." . . Swiss National Bank. 1.31.08

How The SNB Promotes Financial Stability

The SNB analyses the developments in the financial markets and in the area of financial market infrastructure. It pays special attention to the Swiss banking industry and the

Swiss Banking Sector

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) divides the 338 banks in Switzerland into various categories: big banksbig banks, cantonal bankscantonal banks, regional banks and savings banksregional banks and savings