The EBRD Treasury is organised in five main business areas combined with a Treasury-wide quantative analytical support unit and market data administrator.
The five main units are:
A variety of products is available to investors, ranging from "plain vanilla" to emerging market currency issues and structured, tailor-made products. The Bank's debt instruments take the form of eurobonds, global bonds and domestic issues in selected markets.
Investments - Credit
The Investments-Credit desk manages the long-term credit portfolio of the Bank. The portfolio is managed with the dual objective of protecting the Bank’s capital and optimising returns on the portfolio within defined market, liquidity and credit risk parameters. In making investments and taking exposures, the Bank is guided by the principle of conservatism, expressed through the credit quality of assets invested.
Hard Currency Balance Sheet Management
The Hard Currency Balance Sheet Management (HCBSM) group is the nexus for the hard currency operations of EBRD’s Treasury. The desk has functional responsibility for the management of all financial hard currency risks to the Bank’s balance sheet. It is organised along three core activities:
- ALM, manages the interest rate and currency composition of the Banks balance sheet.
- Liquid Government bond portfolio management, manages a highly liquid pool of government securities that form part of the liquidity pool of the Bank
- Cash Management, manages the short dated liquidity of the Bank controlling both CP issuance and the investment in short dated assets.
Local Currency Balance Sheet Management
The Local currency Balance Sheet Management (LCBSM) Group is the nexus for the local currency operations of EBRD’s Treasury. The desk has functional responsibility for the management of all financial risks to the Bank’s associated with the Bank’s local currency activities. As such LCBSM manages EBRD's local currency interest-rate, FX and liquidity risks. It is organised along the following four geographical areas:
- Russian and Ukraine
- CEE and Turkey
- Kazakhstan and ETC
Client risk management
Client risk management provides advice and structuring expertise on all derivative/capital market-related matters to the Banking division and its clients. CRM assesses the financial risks on the Bank’s loan and equity projects and provides specific hedging/risk mitigation methods for these. It actively promotes local currency financing for clients and is involved in the establishment of new banking products.