PARIS APPRECIATION BANKING AWARDS

PARIS APPRECIATION BANKING AWARDS

  1. PARIS APPRECIATION BANKING AWARDS:

BANK CATEGORIES

(6A) BANKING OF THE YEAR

(6B) Authority and integrity

(6C) Fulfillment of mandate

(6D) Pioneering work and policy innovation

This award will recognize who has demonstrated significant resolve and authority in fulfilling its mandate in the central bank giving Particular attention to details of pioneering policy/organizational efforts and powerful communication supporting the central bank’s position.

(6E) GOVERNOR OF THE YEAR

(6F) Leadership and credibility

(6G) Innovation and change management

(6H) Problem solving and performance

This award will recognize a central bank governor who has demonstrated strong leadership during the period under review.  The Judges will be looking for innovation, communication, and change management that have resulted in significant problems being addressed.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

(6I) Pioneering work

(6J) Reshaping the central banking landscape

(6K) Outstanding public service

Awarded to an exceptional leader, this award will recognize someone who’s pioneering work in central banking and career in public service that has created a commendable mark in the banking community.

ECONOMICS IN CENTRAL BANKING

(6L)Originality

(6M)Clarity 

(6N)Relevance to policymaking

Paris Appreciation awards will be given to the author(s) of the speech, report, paper, presentation, or media that the judges feel the most significant contribution to economics within the field of central banking. Contribution will be judged on originality, clarity, and relevance.

TRANSPARENCY AWARD

(6O) Communication across platforms

(6P) Targeting a full range of stakeholders

(6Q) Education

This award will recognize a central bank that has shown significant improvement and/or significant leadership in clear communication across its internal and external platforms where the organization have demonstrated strong transparency to its stakeholders.

RESERVE MANAGER

(6R) Safety, liquidity, return.

(6S) Innovation

(6T) Governance

This award will be given who have shown excellence in reserve management at a central bank that could include divisional changes, improved asset, updated policy guidelines, deployment of innovative reserves strategies, and liability framework or investment in a new asset class/ use new benchmarks.

CURRENCY MANAGER

(6U) Security and integrity

(6V) Innovation and design flair

(6W)Effectiveness and efficiency

This award will acknowledge a bank that has improved its cash management processes, implemented fraud prevention activities, and demonstrated design innovation. Launched or upgraded its banknote series.

MARKET PRACTITIONER CATEGORIES

(6X) ASSET MANAGER

(6Y) Risk/return and liquidity suitability 

(6Z )Diversification 

(6AA) Benchmarking/benchmark outperformance

This award will be given to an asset manager who has added value in managing central banks’ investment assets and other sovereign investors. While geographical reach and breadth of assets coverage are important, particular attention will be made to asset managers who have met their clients’ real needs during the period under review.

INNOVATION IN RESERVE MANAGEMENT AWARD

(6AB )Excellence in implementation

(6AC) Sound risk/ return assessment

This award will be given to an institution pioneered in gold management or innovation in sovereign investment. The award could be given for a client portfolio or for thought leadership, or a specific transaction that has effected change.

CLIMATE PORTFOLIO SERVICES – 

(6AD) Green focus

(6AE) Innovation

(6AF) Liquidity/ risk/ return

This award will be given to an advisor or asset manager that has assisted central bank clients in positioning themselves to address risks and opportunities related to climate change. This product or service could cover areas such as investment screening/optimization, portfolio transformation  benchmark composition,

SPECIALISED LENDING INITIATIVE

(6AG) Innovation

(6AH) Risk management

(6AI )Performance enhancement

Eligible initiatives could include the full gamut of lending activities – from reserves financing to 3 rd party securities lending. The judges will assess innovation, quality of service, and risk management considerations. They will require a case study of an official institution and a client validation.

GLOBAL MARKETS

(6AJ) Innovation

(6AK) Market access

(6AL) Advice

This award will be given to those who have made efforts to address the central bank’s challenges, official institutions clients. product range, idea generation, execution, and new markets in banking and World markets

CURRENCY SERVICES

(6 AM) Reliability 

(6AN) Fraud/ cost reduction

(6AO) Innovation

This award will be given to a banknote and currency services provider who has worked with central bank clients to significantly improve their currency offerings. Particular attention will be given to innovations that have helped reduce fraud and cut overall currency operations costs.

COLLATERAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES

(6AP)Seamless service

(6AQ) Range and pricing 

(6AR) Secure environment

The  judges will be selecting a market practitioner who has given seamless collateral services to central bank clients/ partners, derivatives trading, to facilitate central bank lending operations and other activities