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Reserve Advisory & Management Partnership (RAMP)


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Meet the Team

RAMP is a program developed within the World Bank Treasury that builds human capital, delivers asset management services, and convenes a network of practitioners—all in one. Established in the early 2000s, the program serves over 70 members, including mostly central banks as well as public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and international financial institutions. Together, RAMP members manage nearly $2 trillion of sovereign assets.

  • Members from regions around the world join RAMP for the following because they: gain access to World Bank expertise; learn the latest from practitioners; develop their staff; join a global network and partnership; solve advanced problems; expand their training budget; and profile their institution.

    Join a Global Mission

    RAMP aims to strengthen the investment management capacities of public sector institutions so they may efficiently manage public assets, and aims to deliver high-quality asset management services efficiently on a cost-recovery basis, while protecting members’ interest.

    Make a Development Impact

    The mission of RAMP directly supports the twin goals of the World Bank Group, to advance shared prosperity and end extreme poverty. RAMP:

    • Builds human capital by sharing financial knowledge and developing financial expertise;
    • Strengthens countries’ financial stability and economic resilience through the promotion of best practices in reserve management;
    • Empowers international development agencies by sharing asset management knowledge and expertise that helps maximize their financial resources.
  • RAMP strengthens investment management capabilities of official sector institutions through multiple engagement plans and a robust technical workshop schedule.

  • RAMP acts as a trusted advisor to members and ensures all contractual commitments are properly fulfilled. Members receive individual consultations and onsite visits by Treasury specialists to determine an institution’s needs and the best approach. RAMP also provides members access to World Bank experts, external consultants, or outside specialists.

  • Each year, RAMP convenes events that build community and promote knowledge sharing among public sector asset management practitioners. These conferences bring together members and non-members to build awareness of common challenges, share effective responses, and expand peer-to-peer networks.

    RAMP’s signature event, the Executive Forum, occurs annually in Washington, immediately after the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings. It attracts central bank governors, heads of pension and sovereign wealth funds, and leading intellectuals as presenters and participants. RAMP also brings together industry peers at events focused on regional or thematic issues, such as co-hosting the Public Investors Conference on Portfolio and Risk Management.

    RAMP also hosts every year a Global Summit on Reserve Management in Asia. Last year was hosted in Beijing, and the previous two years in Tokyo and Bangkok, respectively. At the Summit, public sector asset managers from dozens of institutions exchanged ideas on how to address potential monetary policy spillovers, portfolio strategies in a low interest rate environment, China’s economic reforms, and the implications of new technology on reserve management.