Markets & Policy Implementation

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York implements monetary policy on behalf of the Federal Reserve System, as mandated by the Federal Open Market Committee. To accomplish this, the Bank conducts temporary and permanent open market operations. Securities purchased through these operations are managed in a portfolio known as the System Open Market Account and are lent on a daily basis through the securities lending program. The Bank also implements foreign exchange policy on behalf of the System and the U.S. Treasury.