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Beyond the Lockdown: Monetary Policy and Financial Stability in the Transition

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

GRI Member Only Webinar Managing Risk Through and After the Pandemic  The Global Risk Institute is pleased to announce a series of webinars examining the post COVID-19 landscape & the critical role financial services firms will play in creating renewed prosperity. This is the fourth webinar in the series. Key topics will include:  Assessing post-GFC monetary policy (2010-19) prior to the pandemic Ultra-low interest rates and Quantitative Easing Impacts on inflation, asset valuation, and the debt levels of governments, businesses…

Member Only Webinar

Scenario Analysis and the Economic and Financial Risks from Climate Change

June 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

GRI Member Only Webinar Scenario analysis is a powerful tool for assessing climate-related risks, where the evolution of key variables is uncertain. Results can provide insights into the formation of strategy. Join us to hear more from Bank of Canada about their recent research in this field. Key topics will include: Developing plausible yet extreme scenarios for climate change and the transition to low-carbon Models that link the economy & climate, and which can provide insights into financial system risks High level…

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Modern Monetary Theory: What is it and implications post COVID-19

June 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

GRI Member Only Webinar Managing Risk Through and After the Pandemic  The Global Risk Institute is pleased to announce a series of webinars examining the post COVID-19 landscape & the critical role financial services firms will play in creating renewed prosperity. This is the fifth webinar in the series. In our fifth installment of GRI’s “Managing Risk Through and After the Pandemic” webinar series, we will explain what Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is and the principles behind it. David Bezic…

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GARP’s Second Annual Global Survey of Climate Risk Management at Financial Firms

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

GRI Member Only Webinar The GARP Risk Institute recently conducted its second annual global, cross-sectoral survey on climate-related financial risks, looking at the practices of 70 financial firms worldwide. Through the lens of the TCFD framework - governance, strategy, risk management, metrics, scenario analysis, and disclosure the report examines how firms measure and manage the risks and opportunities associated with climate change. Join this webinar with the authors to hear first-hand about survey results. Speaker Jo Paisley  Co-President, GARP Risk…

National Pension Hub Seminar

An Innovative Tool to Assess Canadians’ Retirement Preparation

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

NPH Member Webinar Speakers Pierre-Carl Michaud and Pierre-Yves Yanni from HEC Montreal will present the innovative tool built by HEC Montréal's Retirement and Savings Institute with the support of the Global Risk Institute, National Pension Hub. The tool accounts in a detailed manner for all major features of the tax and transfer system, and includes a stochastic component that allows to generate ranges of possible outcomes given possible future values of several key variables (e.g. household's wages, interest rates, investment…

National Pension Hub Webinar

The Canadian Pension Fund Model: A Quantitative Portrait

September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

NPH Member Webinar How successful has the Canadian model been over the past two decades both in terms of asset performance and liability hedging? Which features of this model have contributed the most to its success? Is the Canadian model restricted to a few flagship funds or has it spread across the country? Can other institutional funds borrow features from this model even if they are not in a position to adopt it entirely? Sebastien Betermier will address these questions…

National Pension Hub Webinar

Are Infrastructure Returns Affected by Population Structure?

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Large pension funds are increasingly looking to invest in infrastructure. While there is a large literature capturing the linkage between demographic change and the returns on equities, bonds, and housing, there is very little academic work examining infrastructure as an asset class.

Member Only Webinar

Green Recovery – Risks and Opportunities for the Financial Sector

October 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

GRI Member Only Webinar Achieving a green and resilient recovery was a main pillar of the Speech from the Throne on September 23, 2020. Through a series of grants, loans, investments, fiscal measures and other incentives, the government aims to create middle class jobs in significant part by kick-starting the green economy in Canada. Key commitments included: Legislating Canada's goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 Making Canada the most competitive jurisdiction for clean technology Retrofitting homes and buildings to…

National Pension Hub Webinar

Forced Retirement Risk and Portfolio Choice

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

NPH Member Webinar Professor Minjoon Lee will discuss his paper on the implications of forced retirement risk on the optimal portfolio choice around retirement. His paper finds that older workers in Canada and the U.S. face a significant risk of being forced to retire before their planned retirement ages. His paper demonstrates that, under forced retirement risk, the optimal portfolio adjustment is to increase the share of risky assets as one gets older and enters retirement, opposite to what is…

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