Central banks and monetary institutions around the world hold a sizable portion of their international reserves in U.S. dollars. The New York Fed provides accounts where these official institutions may choose to hold, transact in, and invest in U.S. dollars. The banking services associated with these accounts include payment services, custodial services for securities and gold, and investment services. See Services to Central Banks for more information on the services provided.
About 250 official account holders maintain approximately $3 trillion in U.S. dollar-denominated assets in custody at the New York Fed, which represents about half of the world's overall official U.S. dollar reserves.
The New York Fed maintains a secure website for the sole use of its official international account holders. Central banks interested in learning more about this service should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For almost 40 years, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has sponsored the annual Central Banking Seminar for central bankers from around the world.This seminar is offered each October and gives participants an overview of the Federal Reserve System, monetary policy, financial supervision, global markets, and selected challenges facing policy makers.
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We ask that these requests be sent at least three weeks in advance of the visit. We encourage flexibility with exact dates and times of meetings in order to accommodate scheduling conflicts and previous commitments by Bank staff. The International Affairs and Strategy Office will send you an itinerary prior to your appointment.
The International Affairs and Strategy Office coordinates technical assistance efforts on behalf of the Bank. On occasion, staff members make onsite visits to central banks and provide technical assistance in monetary policy, bank supervision, payment services and other central bank activities.
Central banks and regulatory authorities across the world regularly make use of our Specialized Training Programs