SFB offers financial services to some 140 central banks and monetary authorities worldwide, many of which invest part of their foreign exchange reserves with us.

We’re well placed to understand the risk and return objectives that central banks pursue, and to respond to the evolving needs of reserves managers. Our approach centres on the open exchange of expertise and ideas, and a long-term perspective.

The Bank’s financial and operational risks are overseen by an independent, risk management function that is also responsible for ensuring an integrated approach to risk management.

Relationship managers

Each SFB customer has a dedicated relationship manager who is responsible for promoting the Bank’s financial services. We offer a full range of fixed income, money market, foreign exchange, gold and asset management services. You’ll work closely with our customers to gain a clear understanding of their investment objectives and constraints and their overall foreign exchange management requirements.

Our settlement officers oversee transactions for our central bank customers. Working with a wide range of different currencies makes these back office roles highly demanding. Your work will help safeguard the integrity of the SFB’ banking business.

Good strategy is the antidote to competition. Strategic thinking is the process of developing a strategy that defines your value proposition and your unique value chain. This process includes market and competitive research as well as an assessment of the company’s capabilities and the industry forces impacting it.

SFB framework helps our clients increase revenue, improve resource efficiency, manage risk and enhance return on equity. Our team of experienced bankers will candidly assess current performance, identify value-enhancing strategic options and determine how to become “execution ready”. SFB’s strategic planning is bounded by rigorous analytics, best practice industry benchmarks and a deep understanding of the people, process, and technology resources required for effective execution.

The high level of interaction between risk managers and other colleagues in the Bank makes this a good environment to work in as a risk management specialist. The strong focus on managing risk that you would find in an institution like the SFB still requires creativity and innovation to help solve new issues. Access to the SFB’ research data and a culture of preparing research thoroughly help to enable top-quality work.

Our financial risk managers develop the Bank’s financial risk strategy and policy. The main operational tasks are to measure, control and report the financial risks taken by the SFB and to ensure that this risk management activity is supported by sound processes, methodologies and IT systems.

Our operational risk managers support the business units in identifying, managing and minimising the operational risks that the SFB faces. It is not possible to avoid operational risks and the potential for associated financial and non-financial losses altogether. However, it is possible to mitigate such losses through appropriate policies and procedures.