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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, 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.
New Occasional Paper
The Group of Thirty has published The Digital Revolution in Banking by Gail Kelly, G30 member and 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.
- Please click here to read the full press release.
Members in the News
- December 9, 2014
- It is with sadness that the Group notes that Karl Otto Pöhl, former President of the Bundesbank and former G30 Member, passed away on Tuesday. Pöhl headed the central bank from 1980-1991 and is credited with defeating the high inflation that hampered Germany in the 1970s and 80s. Pöhl will be remembered for his firm focus on price stability, independence, and growth.
- Born in Hanover in 1929, Pöhl studied economics in Göttingen before becoming involved in government. He is survived by his four children. The leadership and members of the Group of Thirty well remember his active engagement as a member of the G30, and mourn his passing.
- December 4, 2014
- Gail Kely, CEO and Managing Director of Westpac, has been named as a finalist in Morningstar's 2014 CEO of the Year award. Kelly has been Westpac's CEO for the last six years.
- Morningstar recognizes her for her strong leadership after taking over as CEO during the global financial crisis. Under her guidance, Westpac has steadily increased dividends since the worst of the crisis and Westpac's stock prices have outperformed the ASX 200 by thirty percentage points since February 2008.