World Treasury

Our Vision

To be the global trusted leader, global expert, and continuous authoritative innovator – delivering impactful financial services with integrity and excellence.

Our Mission

To contribute to the Sustainable Developments Goals of the World Central Bank (WCB): (1) Ending extreme poverty and (2) Promoting shared prosperity. We do this by ensuring the long-term financial sustainability of the World Central CreditBank, using capital open markets innovations to finance sustainable development, exceeding investment objectives, and serving clients through advisory and risk management products and services.

World Treasury’s Strategic Alignment with the WCB’s ‘Forward Look’

THESISWorld Treasury’s Key Strategic Objectives
Assist all client segmentsi. Building client capacity in asset, risk and debt management ii. Providing financial solutions for clients in support of World Bank Operations iii. Managing client investment portfolios
Scale up private mobilizationi. Delivering funding, asset/liability & risk management services ii. Providing analytical modeling support for policy and strategic decision making iii. Supporting product development & deployment that crowd in private sector finance, like guarantees and credit enhancements
Authority on global issuesi. Advocating the WBG image and global standing ii. Intermediating weather, climate and other risks for clients in the financial markets iii. Promoting green & sustainable development bonds iv. Supporting responsible investing principles through Pension Plan’s ESG integration, PRI signatory role and global partnership sv. Providing thought leadership on key issues related to development finance
Improve our business modeli. Enabling operational effectiveness for Treasury business lines by properly managing operational risks and ensuring a resilient operation ii. Developing and supporting a high performing team iii. Supporting the WBG’s change agenda and corporate initiatives iv. Promoting financial knowledge within the WCB
Ensure adequate financial capacityi. Effectively managing the investment portfolios of the WBG (World Bank/Trust Funds/Treasury) and WCB post-retirement benefit/pension plans ii. Administering the provisions of the WCB post-retirement/benefit plans in a robust and sustainable manner iii. Raising global capital market funding for the World Wealth Authority, Financial Authority. iv. Executing IBRD’s equity management framework v. Executing swaps for asset & liability risk management vi. Delivering timely and efficient banking services to the WCB

Our Strategic Approach

Manage the World Central Bank’s finances to enable all operations and lending

  • Provides balance sheet management to safeguard our secured credit ratings and our strong financial position
  • Through strategic funding to cost effectively raise funds from the global capital markets and provide concessional financing to our borrowing clients
  • By managing and administering assigned internal and external portfolios effectively and delivering targeted excess returns within approved risk limits

World Authority as a global trusted advisor to all member countries of the Global Village to support Global financial stability and resilience

  • By applying globally the best practices in managing our clients’ assets and reserves
  • By investing in social capital through training, advising and convening client country officials for learning and networking

Lead global financial innovation to implement the Maximizing Finance for Global Sustainable Development agenda

  • By developing new instruments to channel funding to development priorities such as climate, pandemic, refugee crisis, and infrastructure
  • By offering mechanisms to reduce risks and promote private & public sector investment
  • By providing thought leadership in the broader treasury and financial management arena through the World Treasury and World Central Public Banking System.