Welcome

Our Mission

The Global Risk Institute 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.

News

Pooled-risk pension plans would give many Canadians a more financially secure retirement

Canadians today are going to live longer than any previous generation, and more secure pensions will help them enjoy this extra time without exposing themselves or their families to financial burdens. Tweaking the legislation so that DC plans can provide pensions is a relatively easy and effective solution – and we’re not alone in this… View Article

Ideas

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.

Engagement

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.

Our
Model

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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.

Publications

The Belt and Road Initiative

This “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) promises to link China to both neighbouring and distant regions along its southern and western frontiers through a mass infrastructure investment project, including roads, rail lines, ports, energy pipelines and digital networks. With a sum total of promised investments reaching $1 trillion (estimates vary), the BRI may be the most ambitious scheme of its kind ever attempted – 7 to 8 times larger than the $140 billion Marshall Plan that funded the reconstruction of Europe after the Second World War – and could take decades to fully complete.

The Other Longevity Risk

Pension plan sponsors are aware of one longevity risk in their plans – the risk that plan members live longer than assumed. There are steps that they have taken to mitigate this risk. Pension liabilities have been valued anticipating future increases in longevity, and some longevity exposure has been transferred to insurance companies through annuity purchases or pension “buy-ins”.

Leverage to Meet the Pension Promise

This article discusses use of leverage in the context of defined benefit pension plan investment. It defines the term leverage, discusses how leverage creates value using a simple one-period model and stylized market assumptions, examines risks associated with using leverage and reviews methods and best practices to mitigate and manage these risks.

Projects

Systemic Risk Benchmarking Study (SRISK)

Systemic Risk Benchmarking Study (SRISK) 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 updates of… View Article

Hedging and Risk-Return Frontier: an ALM Perspective

Hedging and Risk-Return Frontier in Insurance: an ALM Perspective 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 risk. This… View Article

Short Selling Bans

Short Selling Bans 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. Short-selling bans… View Article

Members