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The Group of Thirty
, often abbreviated to G30
, is an international body of leading financiers and academics which aims to deepen understanding of economic and financial issues and to examine consequences of decisions made in the public and private sectors related to these issues. Topical areas within the interest of the group include:
The group is noted for its advocacy of changes in global clearing
The group consists of thirty members and includes the heads of major private banks and central banks, as well as members from academia and international institutions. It holds two full meetings each year and also organises seminars, symposia, and study groups. It is based in Washington, D.C.
The Group of Thirty was founded in 1978 by Geoffrey Bell
at the initiative of the Rockefeller Foundation
, which also provided initial funding for the body. Its first chairman was Johannes Witteveen
, the former managing director of the International Monetary Fund
. Its current chairman of trustees is Paul Volcker
The Bellagio Group
, formed by Austrian economist Fritz Machlup
, was the immediate predecessor to the Group of Thirty. It first met in 1963, to... Read More