United Nations 2019

United Nations 2019 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up (FfD Forum) in April 2019

Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam was invited to deliver the keynote address at the FfD Forum on 15 April 2019 at the UN Headquarters in New York. In his address, he touched on several international finance and development issues, including recommendations featured in the EPG report.

IIF Annual

Launch of the EPG report at the IIF Annual Membership Meeting 2018

The EPG’s report – Making the Global Financial System Work for All was presented on 11 October to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) at their meeting in Bali, and featured in discussions at the 2018 Institute of International Finance (IIF) Annual Membership Meeting on 12 October. Three EPG-focused panels - (i) In Conversation with EPG Chair, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, (ii) panel on Achieving Greater Development Impact: Collaborating across the System, and (iii) panel on Securing the Benefits of Interconnected Financial Markets: Reforms for Global Financial Resilience were held during the IIF meeting.

Fireside chat

Fireside chat organised by the Council on Foreign Relations in November 2018

Four membersof the EPG were invited by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) to speak on the EPG report at the CFR's Council meeting in New York on November 29, 2018.

1The EPG members were Tharman Shanmugaratnam (chair of the EPG), Jacob Frenkel, Raghuram Rajan and Jean Claude Trichet.


Roundtable organised by the Center for Global Development (CGD), London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee (RBWC) and University of Indonesia (UI) in October 2018

Three Roundtable discussions were held on 13 October on the sidelines of the IMF-WB Annual Meetings in Bali to draw perspectives from country delegates, civil society organisations and the Multilateral Development Banks on the EPG’s report – Making the Global Financial System Work for All.


EPG Frankfurt Symposium hosted by the Deutsche Bundesbank in December 2017

The EPG held a Symposium on December 4-5, 2017 to delve into relevant issues on Global Financial Governance and draw on the views of respected thought leaders and experts. Close to 80 participants attended, including senior representatives from the International Financial Institutions.


EPG Roundtable on Technology and Global Financial Governance hosted by Stanford University’s Hoover Institution in February 2018

The EPG held several Roundtables on the Impact of Technology on Global Financial Governance on February 23, 2018 hosted by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. This was an outreach to experts from the scientific, technological and business communities to discuss latest developments and governance implications arising from software, fintech, cybercurrency, artificial intelligence, private investment flows, and health care.


EPG Roundtables with Development Think Tanks and Civil Society Organisations Hosted by the Center for Global Development in April and June 2018

The EPG held two Roundtables hosted by the Center for Global Development to meet with and receive valuable feedback from Development Think Tanks and senior representatives from Civil Society Organisations.