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Promoting dialogue for world finance

The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum is an independent platform for dialogue and research. It serves as a non-lobbying network for worldwide public-private sector interaction in finance and economics. The aim is to promote exchanges of information and best practice in an atmosphere of mutual trust.

OMFIF focuses on global policy and investment themes – particularly in asset management, capital markets and financial supervision/regulation – relating to central banks, sovereign funds, pension funds, regulators and treasuries.

Membership, open at an annual fee to institutions (from both the public and private sector) and individuals, offers services through two complementary channels. OMFIF Meetings take place within central banks and other official institutions are held under the Chatham House Rule, where the source of information shared is not reported. OMFIF Analysis includes research and commentary. Contributors include in-house experts, Advisory Board members, and representatives of member institutions and academic and official bodies.

The OMFIF Rules encompass a high-level code of conduct to guide participants in OMFIF meetings. Participants at OMFIF Meetings are asked to abide by this code and to adhere to the Rules on the Conduct of Meetings.

Since it started in January 2010 OMFIF has held 300 meetings in 44 host countries with the participation of 200 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 an equitable basis.

The Advisory Board, made up of economic and political specialists from many backgrounds, actively participates in OMFIF's activities, including speaking and writing engagements. Chairman of the Advisory Board is Lord (Meghnad) Desai, emeritus professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science.