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What are central bank reserves for?, Tipping the balance towards women, and more

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What are central bank reserves for?

By Julian Jacobs

Fewer central banks are prepared to use their reserves during a crisis. This is one of several notable findings from OMFIF’s Global Public Investor 2022 report. Amid significant global chaos and crises, these results may appear surprising. The forces that underlie this shift, moreover, provide an interesting example of the complicated dynamics central banks face in their attempts to simultaneously ensure economic security while offering signalling and guidance about the state of the macroeconomic and financial system.

 GBI 2022: Tipping the balance towards women
By Taylor Pearce
Now in its ninth year, OMFIF’s Gender Balance Index tracks the number of senior positions held by women in the financial sector. This year, several public financial institutions have recorded a bias towards women in leadership positions. 
Diversity and financial inclusion
Thursday 7 July, Roundtable
Access to financial services is crucial in ensuring greater equality and diversity in the financial sector. This roundtable, co-hosted by OMFIF’s Sustainable Policy Institute and EDGE Certification, discusses developments in inclusive tools, products and digital services. 
Quantitative tightening: how fast, how far?
OMFIF Chief Economist Neil Williams speaks with Economist Taylor Pearce in a lightning-round podcast on quantitative easing. They discuss the situation regarding quantitative easing, why central banks are so slow to wind down their balance sheets and what the benefits of running QT would be. 
Global Public Investor 2022
More than 75% of the central banks surveyed for the 2022 edition of Global Public Investor believe inflation will be sustainably higher or more volatile for a prolonged period. Just 20% of reserves managers think inflation will be transitory.

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