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Promoting dialogue for world finance

The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum is an independent research and advisory group and a platform for confidential exchanges of views between official institutions and private sector counterparties.

The overriding aim is to enable the private and public sector to learn from each other in different ways, promoting better understanding of the world economy and higher across-the-board standards. OMFIF's main areas of focus are economic and monetary policy, asset management and financial supervision and regulation.

OMFIF co-operates with central banks, sovereign funds, regulators, debt managers and other public and private sector institutions around the world.

Since its inception in January 2010 OMFIF has held 276 meetings in 42 host countries with the participation of 200 different official financial institutions. Although its core is in Europe, OMFIF's remit is to look at the world's important economies — the G20 and beyond — on a fair and equitable basis.

OMFIF’s Advisory Board, made up of economic and political experts from many different backgrounds, actively participate in OMFIF’s activities, including speaking engagements, consultancy and research projects. OMFIF produces a significant number of specialised reports and commentaries, including the Monthly Bulletin on a tailor-made basis for OMFIF members. The chairman of the OMFIF Advisory Board is Lord (Meghnad) Desai, emeritus professor at the London School of Economics.