The Colombian Constitution and Law 31/1992 (Article 14) assigned Banco de la República a mandate to manage Colombia’s foreign reserves. Likewise, they also stipulate that the criteria to manage foreign reserves are safety, liquidity, and return. The purpose of this report is to explain how Colombia’s foreign reserves are managed. At December 2018, they amounted to USD 48,392 million (m).
The report begins with a description of the main concepts associated with foreign reserves and outlines the framework on which its management by the Bank is based. It then describes, in detail, the policy for managing foreign reserves, as well as the fundamental aspects of its operation. The report ends with an account of the current state of the country’s foreign reserves.