The 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group will be held on May 22-26, 2017 in Ahmedabad, India. The Annual Meetings are the Bank’s largest annual event and serve to raise the profile of the institution on the global stage. Find out more

Investment Instruments

The AfDB Group manages over UA 13.25 billion (USD 18.36 billion) worth of treasury assets. This liquidity is invested in a wide range of currencies and is subdivided in various portfolios with different investment horizon, objectives and guidelines. To optimize the returns on the different portfolios, a wide range of financial instruments are used; notably:

  • Deposits, repurchase agreements, commercial papers, foreign exchange and currency swaps for cash management;
  • Various derivatives for interest rate and credit risk management (swaps and futures);
  • Fixed-rate and floating rate securities, corporate bonds, Asset-Backed-Securities (ABS) and Mortgage-Backed-Securities (MBS).