Welcome to the summary report on PwC’s 13th annual Central Bank Forum 2016, which was held in our London office.
Our Forum is a unique and valuable opportunity for central bankers from developed and developing economies around the world to share ideas, learn from each other’s experiences and discuss the strategies needed to manage the challenges ahead. The Forum’s longevity and continuing appeal are a testament to the quality and relevance of the debate, with the outputs contributing to important policy and organisational developments.
Are central banks on the right track? A recent study by the Group of 30 (G30) is notable in calling on central banks to “develop alternative frameworks that embrace new ways of thinking”. Alongside a number of our financial services ‘2020 and beyond’ perspectives, our Central Banking 2020 report, which was published earlier in 2016 and formed a basis for debate at our Forum, outlines what some of this new thinking and these new frameworks might look like. The Forum discussions provide invaluable further insights into how central banks can drive the monetary and fiscal responses that are critical to navigating through this challenging landscape.
If you would like to know more about the annual Central Bank Forum or would like to discuss any of the issues in more detail, please feel free to contact us.