Work Program

The Group of Thirty regularly establishes study groups to analyze issues of particular or systemic importance to the global financial markets. A study group's membership is broader than that of the Group of Thirty, comprising experts from specialized fields in economics, finance and academia. Study participants offer their analysis and recommendations for best practices going forward.

The Group's previous study groups have included topics on the reform of the International Monetary Fund, financial reform, regulatory supervision and greater accounting standards.

For a full list of the special reports, occasional papers, and lectures distributed by the Group of Thirty, visit our Publication Page.

Latest Project

Working Group on Central Banking
In October of 2013, the Group of Thirty began a new Working Group on The Fundamentals of Central Banking. The Steering Committee is composed of Jacob Frenkel (chair), Arminio Fraga, and Axel Weber. The project looks at the wide ranging institutional and policy challenges facing the central banking community following their extraordinary responses to the 2008-09 crisis. Among other things, central bank independence is under increasing pressure, and the report aims to find ways to ensure central banking effectiveness for the long-term.

If you have questions about this project, please contact the G30 office at 202-331-2472.

Steering Committee Chair:

Jacob Frenkel

Recent Special Report

Corporate Governance
In October of 2013, the Group of Thirty released a report on Corporate Governance. The project titled, A New Paradigm: Financial Institution Boards and Supervisors, was led by a Steering Committee with Roger Ferguson (chair), William Rhodes, John Heimann, and Sir David Walker. The G30 project examines the role and responsibility of banking supervisors in corporate governance. The Working Group drew from the foundations built by the G30 report, Toward Effective Corporate Governance of Financial Institutions.

The report makes a series of specific recommendations designed to enhance the overall effectiveness of supervision by identifying specific initiatives and processes both to assist supervisors directly in discharge of their responsibilities and to promote alignment of boardroom expectations and responses to such initiatives and processes. Specifically, the report addresses the role of supervision within the regulatory framework, while assessing the ability of supervisors to draw on substantial internal support, effectively use channels of communication within an institution, and evaluate the performance of their boards.

Publication News

  • New G30 Annual Report
  • 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.

Recent G30 Reports

  • A New Paradigm: Financial Institution Boards and Supervisors
  • This report examines the role and responsibility of banking supervisors in corporate governance. The report finds that it is time to establish a new paradigm for this interaction, built on mutual trust and transparency so supervisors and boards are better able to fulfill their responsibilities.
  • Long-term Finance and Economic Growth
  • The report examines critical constraints on the supply of long-term finance and calls for reforms that can strengthen the flow of capital into long-term investments by governments, institutional and individual investors.

Recent Occasional Papers

G30 Newsletter

  • Summer 2013 Newsletter
  • In its most recent installment, the Group welcomes Timothy Geithner as its newest member, recaps the Fall 2012 International Banking Seminar, and provides an overview of its work program.