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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
In our new 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.
The 2012-2013 Annual Report covers the Group's activities during fiscal years 2012 and 2013, which comprises July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013. The Sections include a full membership list, as well as a description of the G30's meetings, events, and publications.
In its latest report, the G30 Working Group on Banking Supervision provides recommendations designed to enhance the overall effectiveness of financial institution supervision by identifying specific initiatives and processes to assist supervisors directly in discharge of their responsibilities and to promote alignment of boardroom expectations and responses to such initiatives and processes.
President of the National Bank of Poland and former Polish Minister of Finance, Marek Belka, looks at both Poland’s integration process into the European Union and the post-accession years. Belka concludes that Poland growth, stability, and competitiveness were fostered in large part by its membership in the EU.
The Group of Thirty has published The Digital Revolution in Banking by Gail Kelly, G30 member and former Managing Director and CEO of Westpac.
This publication examines the growing and important relationship between financial services and technology. The publication discusses 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.
To download a copy of the report, please click here.
Members in the News
April 16, 2015
In an opinion piece for the Financial Times, Philipp Hildebrand, vice-chairman of BlackRock, discusses the need for the European Commission to pay more attention to investors’ perspectives. He notes how the CMU is aiming to remedy the fundamental problem that Europe is overwhelmingly reliant on banks to finance its economic growth, and hardly on capital markets. He indicates that institutional investors and end-investors who will be providing the financing want more simplicity, transparency, adequate incentives, and liquidity.
April 5, 2015
In an opinion piece for the Financial Times, Lawrence Summers, Charles W. Eliot professor at Harvard University, describes that with “the combination of China’s effort to establish the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the failure of the US to persuade dozens of its traditional allies to stay out of it,” the US has lost its role and ability to steer the direction of the global economy. He argues that as part of the US strategy to deal with this issue moving forward, US leaders should work towards bipartisan compromises, strengthen the middle class, and promote investment over imposing austerity.