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The Group of Thirty designs solutions that enhance financial and economic stability.


The Group of Thirty aims to deepen understanding of international economic and financial issues, to explore the international repercussions of decisions taken in the public and private sectors, and to examine the choices available to market practitioners and policymakers.


The work of the Group of Thirty impacts the current and future structure of the global financial system by delivering actionable recommendations directly to the private and public policymaking communities.

Our Latest Publications

Banking Conduct and Culture: A Call for Sustained and Comprehensive Reform

Following on our two previous reports, Toward Effective Governance of Financial Institutions (2012) and A New Paradigm: Financial Institution Boards and Supervisors (2013), this study expands on the role of conduct and culture in the governance of the world’s largest financial institutions. The report identifies shortcomings but also good practice in promoting and maintaining a strong banking culture, making a series of recommendations that can be drawn upon by leaders as they seek to address culture in their firms.


Central Banks: Confronting the Hard Truths Discovered and the Tough Choices Ahead

In our new Occassional Paper, Philipp Hildebrand, Vice Chairman of BlackRock and a member of the firm’s Global Executive Committee, highlights six hard truths learned about the evolving nature of central banking since the global financial crisis.


The Digital Revolution in Banking

In this Occassional Paper, Gail Kelly, former CEO and Managing Director of Westpac, looks at the important, developing relationship between financial services and technology. She examines the history of technological innovation in financial services, current trends, and offers guidance in overcoming some of the challenges that can arise as a product of this revolution.


Newest Publication

senior supervisors in 16 countries, the report addresses the governance challenges facing the world’s largest banks, their boards, their management, and the supervisors who oversee the health of the financial system as a whole.


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Members in the News

  • August 21, 2015

  • William R. Rhodes, President and CEO of William R. Rhodes Global Advisors, discusses the cultural revolution needed in banking for Reuters Breakingviews. Although he acknowledges that there are pressures on banking authorities to increase regulation, he argues that "corporations alone can change their core cultures." He also emphasizes that "comprehensive cultural and conduct reforms...make good business sense."
  • August 9, 2015

  • Lawrence Summers, Charles W. Eliot professor at Harvard University, calls for comprehensive changes in corporate governance supported by tough-minded investors. He states that this solution to 'general widespread unhappiness with market outcomes' would be a smarter alternative to government programs.
Past News Stories