SNB Balance Sheet

The following figure shows the Swiss National Bank (SNB) balance sheet since 1997.

For the first 10 years of the sample, Total Assets in CHF was constant at about 100 billion Swiss Francs. Since 2008, the SNB expanded the balance sheet and reached more than 500 billion Swiss Francs in 2013. The main driver in the five-fold expansion is the SNB's active role in keeping the Swiss Francs value with respect to the Euro above 1.2 EUR/CHF.

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