Trilateral Commission

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Trilateral Commission'

From the site at Trilateral.org:

The Trilateral Commission is a non-governmental policy-oriented discussion group of about 325 distinguished citizens from North America, the European Union, and Japan which seeks to foster mutual issues for which these principal democratic industrialized regions share leadership responsibilities.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Trilateral Commission'

A group consisting of world leaders, formed for the purpose of creating a wider international community that fosters cooperation. This commission was founded by David Rockefeller in 1973 as a partnership between private citizens in North America, Europe, and Japan. It has now expanded to include many countries outside of the original 3 locations.

If you look at a list of past and present Trilateralists, it reads like the who's who of the business world. Some of the notable members include former U.S. Presidents and diplomats before they entered their public positions. This commission has garnered much controversy over its existence.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Soft Commissions

    Any type of commission that is not paid in actual dollars. Soft ...
  2. Oligopoly

    A situation in which a particular market is controlled by a small ...
  3. Globalization

    The tendency of investment funds and businesses to move beyond ...
  4. Monopoly

    A situation in which a single company or group owns all or nearly ...
  5. Eurasian Economic Union (EEU)

    An economic union created in 2014 by a treaty signed by Russia, ...
  6. Indentured Servitude

    The condition of European immigrants to the American colonies ...
RELATED FAQS
  1. What nations other than the U.S. have risk-free interest rates?

    Countries other than the United States that have risk-free interest rates are Canada, the European Union, Japan, the United ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. How do value-added taxes work in the European Union?

    A value-added tax (VAT) in the European Union functions in much the same way as a VAT in any other legal jurisdiction. VAT ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. What are the most common market indicators to follow the European stock market and ...

    Market indicators can be used by technical analysts to measure the movements of major exchanges or indexes. Almost all market ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. Are the laws on delivery duty paid different in every country?

    Laws and regulations on delivery duty paid (DDP) vary between countries, but they are overall very similar. Regulations regarding ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. What are the differences between APR in Europe and the U.S.?

    The annual percentage rate of a loan is the measurement of how expensive it is to borrow money over the course of one year. ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. Who regulates a credit rating agency?

    Credit rating agencies are responsible for evaluating national and institutional debtors and their ability to pay back common, ... Read Full Answer >>
Related Articles
  1. Investing Basics

    Broadening Your Portfolio's Borders

    Find out what type of international fund might suit your needs in gaining exposure to foreign markets.
  2. Fundamental Analysis

    A Guide To Global Investment Performance Standards

    Is your investment management firm GIPS compliant? Learn more here.
  3. Economics

    Globalization: Progress Or Profiteering?

    Proponents of globalization argue that it helps the economies of developing nations and makes goods cheaper, while critics say that globalization reduces domestic jobs and exploits foreign workers. ...
  4. Economics

    Cashing In On Macroeconomic Trends

    Learn to identify the things that may impact your investments down the road.
  5. Trading Systems & Software

    The Global Electronic Stock Market

    The way trading is conducted is changing rapidly as exchanges turn toward automation.
  6. Economics

    Is Germany Carrying The European Economy?

    Germany has been widely viewed as the economic catalyst and stabilizer for the European Union and for good reason.
  7. Forex Fundamentals

    Why The Swiss Franc Is So Strong

    We look at the recent and historic strength of the Swiss franc, as well as recent actions by the Swiss National Bank.
  8. Savings

    Best (And Worst) Ways To Change Money In Europe

    Which are the cheapest– and most costly – ways to exchange money when you're in Europe? See if you made the right choices on your last trip.
  9. Personal Finance

    When Is It Cheaper To Fly To Europe?

    When can you fly to Europe for the lowest fares? Hint: You'll need gloves and a scarf.
  10. Economics

    Could Ukraine's Debt Crisis Destabilize The EU?

    A financial crisis in Ukraine could be a bigger threat to European security than the current financial crisis in Greece.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Expected Return

    The amount one would anticipate receiving on an investment that has various known or expected rates of return. For example, ...
  2. Carrying Value

    An accounting measure of value, where the value of an asset or a company is based on the figures in the company's balance ...
  3. Capital Account

    A national account that shows the net change in asset ownership for a nation. The capital account is the net result of public ...
  4. Brand Equity

    The value premium that a company realizes from a product with a recognizable name as compared to its generic equivalent. ...
  5. Adverse Selection

    1. The tendency of those in dangerous jobs or high risk lifestyles to get life insurance. 2. A situation where sellers have ...
Trading Center