Global Risk

Global Risk Institute is a preeminent source of ideas on the management of emerging risks and trends for financial services organizations

About Global Risk Institute

The GRI was founded in 2011 as a result of an idea conceived by Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England and Jim Flaherty, former Canadian Minister of Finance. There were sixteen founding financial institutions, with the Governments of Canada, Ontario, TD Bank Group and Manulife Financial acting as the core architects.


We are a premier organization that defines thought leadership in risk management for the financial industry. We bring together leaders from industry, academia, and government to draw actionable insights on emerging risks.





Delivering solutions and strategies to risk professionals

Through engagement activities with our members, we build integrated risk management capacity for private and public sector risk professionals. We also act as a hub, stimulating evidence-based debate between regulators, practitioners and academics engaged in risk.

We are a member services organization, currently working with 34 member institutions. 

Our objectives are to:

    • Improve risk management in the financial services sector
    • Deepen and broaden our collective understanding of financial risk through research, education, and training
    • Develop practical strategies for our members to better manage risk and return





    Focused on identifying the best solutions in global risk practices

    Founded by the public and private sectors in Canada and now expanding internationally, our mandate is to develop applied and integrative research in financial risk and enhance risk education for organizations around the world.

    GRI Team

    Our GRI team brings a broad scope of experience and expertise to plan, strategize and execute the collective understanding of financial risk through research, education, and training. Together, our team works to develop practical strategies for GRI members to better manage risk and return.

    GRI Research Advisory Committee

    The Research Advisory Committee's (RAC) mandate is to advise the GRI research team, Chief Research Officer, and CEO on matters of research.


    GRI Board of Directors

    Our Board includes representatives from both the Province of Ontario and the Federal Government of Canada.


    GRI Business Strategy Committee

    The Business  Strategy Committee (BSC) makes recommendations on major strategic and policy initiatives that will impact the direction of GRI