Launched in 2009, the MMG focuses on structural changes in financial markets, the regulatory environment and the global economy that may be sources of potential systemic risks. The group convenes Chief Risk Officers and other senior market practitioners from banks and institutional investors, as well as academics and specialized consultancies.

The MMG monitors emerging vulnerabilities including those related to changes in liquidity provision and the impact of new financial technologies; mispriced assets, crowded trades, and concentration risk; deterioration in business practices; and other nascent risks of concern to the industry and policymakers. The group explores ways to contain these risks and shares its concerns and views with market participants and public-sector bodies in an effort to enhance financial stability.

The MMG meets quarterly, twice a year via conference call and twice in person, generally in Europe in the first half of the year and New York in December. Meetings are supplemented by regular briefing and support from the IIF staff. Particular emphasis is put on regular communication and dialogue with relevant public sector bodies including the Financial Stability Board, the U.S. Financial Stability Oversight Council, the European Systemic Risk Board, the IMF and other key policy-setting bodies and research centers. The Group’s leadership includes co-Chairs Mr. Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Chairman of the Board, Société Générale, and Mr. Craig Broderick, Chief Risk Officer, Goldman, Sachs