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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

A New Paradigm: Financial Institution Boards and Supervisors

In its latest report, the G30 Working Group on Corporate Governance Banking Supervisors provides recommendations designed to enhance the overall effectiveness of financial insitution 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.


How Poland’s EU Membership Helped Transform its Economy

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.



Debt, Money, and Mephistopheles: How Do We Get Out of This Mess.

Adapted from his speech at the Cass Business School, Adair Turner, Chairman of the Financial Services Authority, discusses causes that contributed to the financial crisis and post crisis recession.  Turner argues that central bank and government policymakers need to consider radical policy options to avoid sustained deflation and many years of below potential growth.



Long-term Finance and Economic Growth

In its latest publication, the G30 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.


In Memoriam

  • April 14, 2014
  • It is with much sadness that Chairman and members of the Group note the passing of Shijuro Ogata, on April 14, 2014.

Shijuro joined the Group in 1986 and was an active and engaged member and emeritus member, until very recently when his health would not allow travel. For decades, Shijuro played an influential and persuasive role at the topmost tier of financial diplomacy and central banking, serving his country and the wider community with sagacity and tact.


Shijuro Ogata was a consummate international financial diplomat, economist, and thinker. He served 36 years at the Bank of Japan rising to become Deputy Governor for International Relations. At the time of his death he was Deputy Chairman of the Pacific Asia Region for the Trilateral Commission, non-executive director of Horiba Ltd., Kyoto, and Vice President of the American-Japan Society, Tokyo.


Shijuro will be truly missed by all his friends in the G30.


To download the complete obituary, please click here.

Members in the News

  • A New Paradigm is released in Mandarin and Korean
  • April 18, 2014
  • The G30 has just released its latest Special Report, A New Paradigm: Fnancial Institution Boards and Supervisors, in both Mandarin and Korean.  The report finds that it is time to establish a new paradigm for board and supervisor interaction, built on mutual trust and transparency so both are better able to fulfill their responsibilities.

    Visit the report’s page here to download the report in English, Mandarin, or Korean.

  • Summers Wants to Kickstart Growth
  • April 9, 2014
  • In a Financial Times Column Piece, G30 Member Larry Summers calls on IMF officials to discuss a global growth strategy in the biannual meeting this week. Low inflation threatens to stagnate growth and even lead to deflation if world leaders cannot diversify policy options. Lowering interest rates, he says, is no longer enough.

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