Management of the Official Reserves

This publication contains detail around the management of the UK's Official Reserves



The government’s official holdings of international reserves comprise gold, foreign currency assets and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Special Drawing Rights (SDRs).

With the exception of the SDR assets that make up the UK’s Reserve Tranche Position (RTP) at the IMF and other loans to the IMF, these assets are held in the Exchange Equalisation Account (EEA).

Published 3 May 2013
Last updated 30 August 2013 + show all updates
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