The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) is an independent think tank for central banking, economic policy and public investment, providing a neutral platform for public and private sector engagement worldwide. With teams in London, Singapore and the US, OMFIF focuses on global policy and investment themes relating to central banks, sovereign funds, pension funds, regulators and treasuries. Global Public Investors with investable assets of $37.8tn are at the heart of this network. The central bank of Hungary joined the think tank in 2014.
Membership offers insight through analysis and meetings. OMFIF analysis draws on expertise from its in-house specialists and global network of public and private sector members. Many OMFIF meetings, held under the OMFIF Rules, take place within central banks and other official institutions. Further information about the OMFIF Team is also available at the website of the think tank.
On 6 May 2020 OMFIF established its new initiative, the Digital Monetary Institute (DMI) which is a high-level group convening policy-makers, technologists, financiers and regulators to explore the challenges and opportunities of digital finance. The principal focus will be on payments instruments in wholesale and retail markets, with central bank digital currency being of particular interest. This builds on OMFIF research in the field, including a major survey on trust in monetary institutions which found that central banks were the most trusted institutions to issue digital currency.