Paul Volcker / Group of 30 Report on Reform

Note: I posted this in the cafe yesterday, but after rereading it, I thought it deserved TBP treatment . . .


Volker Recommendations


FINANCIAL REFORM: A Framework for Financial Stability

In July 2008, the Group of Thirty (G30) launched a project on financial reform under the
leadership of a Steering Committee chaired by Paul A. Volcker, with Tommaso Padoa-
Schioppa and Arminio Fraga Neto as its Vice Chairmen. They were supported by other
G30 members who participated in an informal working group. All members (apart from
those with current and prospective national official responsibilities) have had the opportu-
nity to review and discuss preliminary drafts.

The Report is the responsibility of the Steering Committee and reflects broad areas of
agreement among the participating G30 members, who participated in their individual ca-
pacities. The Report does not reflect the official views of those in policymaking positions or
in leadership roles in the private sector. Where there are substantial differences in emphasis
and substance, they are noted in the text.

The G30 undertook this project as the global financial crisis entered its second year.
The analysis has been informed by the extreme events later in 2008, which rocked the very
foundation of the established financial system and which led to unprecedented and massive
government intervention both in the United States and in many other countries to contain a
spreading financial panic.

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