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Synthetic Data: A New Regulatory Tool

October 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  Joint Event hosted by the Global Risk Institute and Rotman FinHub Please join us for this webinar. Using machine learning tools to generate synthetic data, Professor John Hull and his research team (Jay Cao, Jacky Chen, Zissis Poulos, Dorothy Zhang) have some promising results that suggest that synthetic data can be used to determine the capital requirements of banks. Professor Hull will walk through the research and discuss the opportunity to apply this research to real-time capital calculations.  …

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Using Data Science to Support Real Estate Investment Strategy

October 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  Data science has applications across the whole real estate investment stack. It certainly has application in the financial side of things, such as finding alpha and being able to more efficiently understand where there is investment opportunity. Please join Erkan Yonder, Laurentian Bank Professor of Real Estate and Finance at Concordia University - John Molson School of Business as he discusses his paper, Neighbourhood Effects, Immigration and Real Estate Valuation: A Machine Learning Approach. Important takeaways: - This project…

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Designing Sustainable Retirement Systems in the Current Environment of Ultra-Low Yields

November 3, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

  Joint Event hosted by the Global Risk Institute and McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, as a part of the Faculty’s Integrated Management Symposium Series  Please join us for this webinar. Ultra-low bond yields are putting a major strain on retirement systems across the globe. Asset managers must find ways to continue delivering adequate returns for pensioners without taking on excessive risks. How can we design retirement systems that are resilient to low yields? The Integrated Management Symposium will address…

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An Introduction to Dynamic Pension Pools: A New Chapter for Pension Income in Canada

November 24, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Joint Event hosted by the Global Risk Institute and Ryerson University  A new decumulation option, called a Dynamic Pension Pool, could help deliver a lifetime pension income to more Canadians, by creating a structure where financial risks are shared among retirees. Join us to learn more about how Dynamic Pension Pools can improve the financial landscape of retirement and what we can do to make this product available in Canada.     Speakers   Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald Director of Financial Security Research, National Institute…

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Tax Incentives for Climate Change: Unlocking Private Capital and Driving Market Behaviour

November 29, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  Canada has committed to cutting carbon emissions by up to 45 per cent by 2030 but presently spends about 14 times more on fossil fuels than on clean technology through a range of subsidies, grants and tax incentives. Fiscal measures are an important part of the toolkit and need to evolve if Canada is going to meet its net zero goals. Join this virtual session to learn what the panel will discuss on the following: The role carbon pricing…

Public Webinar

Getting Ready for Quantum Computing: Cyber Risk Considerations

January 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Are you quantum ready? The encryption technologies that are securing Canada’s financial systems today, will one day become obsolete. The timeline to this happening is accelerating. Getting ready for Quantum Computing is key to protecting data which is essential to the stability of the Canadian Financial Sector. Join us in a discussion around how our financial institutions can prepare for implementing quantum-safe systems.  We will review recommendations and observations from the and the . Full report -  2021 Quantum Threat Timeline Report -…

National Pension Hub Webinar

Demographic Factors Affecting Infrastructure Investment

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  Infrastructure is an important asset class in any balanced portfolio. It provides many attractive features including inflation-adjusted cash flows and diversification. The infrastructure itself also provides benefits to the communities it services. The amount of value created will have a dependence on the demographics of the area it serves. Join us for this GRI Pension Hub webinar where we will explore the latest research on demographic factors such as an aging population on infrastructure asset valuation and risk return.…

Member Event

Toward a Canadian Sustainability Standards Board Financial Sector Dialogue

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  The Independent Review Committee on Standard-Setting in Canada (IRCSS) seeks input on its recommendation that a Canadian Sustainability Standards Board (CSSB) should be created to complement and connect to the recently announced International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). Join this dialogue alongside other leaders and experts in financial and sustainability reporting from banks, pensions, and insurance companies. We will hear more about the proposed CSSB, the rationale behind it, and how it would relate to the ISSB and other relevant bodies in…

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The Russian Attack on Ukraine: Geopolitical Risk – A discussion with Janice Stein

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

  After months of military build up, Russia’s February 24, 2022 invasion of Ukraine represents the largest conventional military attack on a sovereign state in Europe since World War II. The resulting humanitarian disaster, sanctions and other current and potential policy actions have marked the transition to a materially elevated geopolitical and economic risk landscape. As a result, current risk assessments must now contemplate whether this crisis might further escalate to include direct military confrontation between Russia and NATO, large…

Member Only WebinarPublic Event

A Conversation with Ontario’s Finance Minister, Peter Bethlenfalvy

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  The Global Risk Institute encourages you to join our conversation with Peter Bethlenfalvy, Ontario’s Minister of Finance. The session will explore current issues of key importance to risk executives including: The Minister’s top economic risks of concern, and his thoughts on mitigation strategies and potential opportunities Emerging risks such as the talent and skills shortages, as well as pandemic crisis management challenges that still lay ahead Progress, lessons learned, and future outcomes for enterprise risk management in government and…

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