Our Mission

GRI is the premier organization that defines thought leadership in risk management for the financial industry globally. It brings together leaders from industry, academia, and government to draw actionable insights on emerging risks globally.


GRI supporting student scholarships and activities at Rotman

The Global Risk Institute in Financial Services (GRI) has agreed to support student scholarships and co-curricular activities that enhance student’s ability to connect with practitioners and industry experts. The inaugural cohort of the Master of Financial Risk Management (MFRM) program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management started last week. This is an… View Article


As a leader for risk management professionals in the finance sector, Global Risk Institute focuses on investigating and exploring the most critical issues facing global institutions today.


Financial institutions, governments, policymakers and regulators are all seeking growth and stability in an uncertain world. The Global Risk Institute responds by providing them with better intelligence, information and training.

Building Risk Professionals

Global Risk Institute believes in engaging directly with our members in order to assist them in building knowledge and strengthen their risk management team capacity. We do that through hosted events, publications and education programs.

Our Themes

  • Technological Disruption

    Technological advances are challenging the way the finance sector operates. We study to these innovations and equip you with knowledge to help mitigate the threats, identify the trends and capitalize on new opportunities.

  • Climate Change

    GRI is engaged in expanding financial sectors understanding of climate-related risks and costs.

  • Regulation

    GRI is working with our members to help in improving processes, governance and offering strategies to cope regulatory changes.



How We Engage

  • Seminars and Workshops

    GRI members have access to presentations, workshops and forums presented by leading experts.

  • In-house Presentations

    GRI executive team is regularly invited to give special presentations to business and Risk Management divisions.

  • Annual Conference

    Global Risk Institute’s annual conference is focused on bringing together risk management professionals in a collaborative environment featuring interactive discussions and case studies by world leading experts.

  • Education Programs

    Global Risk Institute has several programs underway to improve the skills of risk managers, from students graduating from University to C-Suite executives to board members.


Low rate ever higher debt

The explosion of debt levels world-wide, fueled by extremely low interest rates, may be the biggest and most immediate risk facing the financial sector.


Hedging and Risk-Return Frontier: an ALM Perspective

Title Hedging and Risk-Return Frontier in Insurance: an ALM Perspective Summary: Asset-Liability Management (ALM) attempts to manage the underlying risk from mismatches between assets and liabilities that arise from fluctuations in the financial landscape. This project creates an ALM strategy for insurance companies that will account for demographic and financial risk while controlling for model… View Article

Systemic Risk Benchmarking Study (SRISK)

Title Systemic Risk Benchmarking Study (SRISK) SUMMARY: The systemic risk measure (SRISK) originally proposed by Brownlees and Engle (2011), is defined as the expected capital shortfall of a firm conditional on a prolonged market decline. It is a function of a firm’s size, leverage, and risk and can be calculated using publicly available data. Weekly… View Article

Short Selling Bans

Title Short Selling Bans SUMMARY: In both the 2008-09 crisis and the 2011-12 euro debt crisis, security regulators imposed short selling bans, targeting them mainly at financial institutions. This was motivated by the fear that a collapse in a bank’s stock price could lead them to experience funding problems which would trigger further price drops…. View Article