Reserve Management Service

The euro is the second most important reserve currency worldwide behind the US dollar. In order to give central banks outside the Eurosystem as well as international organisations and monetary authorities access to the various euro financial markets, the range of central bank services provided by the Bundesbank includes offering its customers the possibility of opening a bank account and setting up a safe custody account. On this basis, our customers have the option to make use of additional financial services. This means that they can manage their euro reserves at the Bundesbank in a way that is tailored to their individual requirements.

Securities lending


Not least the Eurosystem’s monetary policy purchase programmes have led to a marked rise in demand in the market for European government bonds. For institutional investors as well as central banks, monetary authorities and international organisation, this opens up the possibility of increasing the profitability of their securities portfolios by participating in securities lending programmes. We are the right people to talk to in this matter. In cooperation with central securities depository Clearstream Banking, we are able to offer our customers the possibility of participating in a fails lending programme (ASL) and a strategic lending programme (ASLplus).