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Member Only Webinar

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of our Canadian Economy and How to Fix it

April 8, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Please join us at our latest webinar in our GRI Macroeconomic Policy series as we hear from leading Canadian economists Don Drummond and Jack Mintz as they discuss what's wrong with our Canadian economy and offer monetary and fiscal policy suggestions to address our economic challenges. After more than a decade of unprecedented economic pressures since the Global Financial Crisis of 2008/2009 and the fallout forces of the current pandemic, Canada's real economic growth rate is the worst since the Great Depression. Together,…

Public Webinar

Preserving Financial Resilience in Banking

April 27, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) is currently consulting on the final stages of its domestic implementation of the Basel III reforms, a global regulatory framework that contributes to financial sector resiliency in Canada and abroad. Ben Gully, OSFI’s Assistant Superintendent, Regulation Sector, will discuss the importance of these reforms and how they are improving the existing regulatory framework which underpins the overall safety and soundness of Canadian banks, both large and small. Mr. Gully will…

Member Only Webinar

Women in Risk 2021

May 12, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  We are pleased to invite you to Women in Risk 2021. We will take a closer look at the complex and fast-changing field of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). The risks and opportunities for financial institutions along with the wider financial system provide context for the role we can each play in advancing the ESG agenda.   Wednesday May 12, 11 am - 12 noon ENVIRONMENT: The financial sector and Canada’s path to net zero  Canada has committed to reaching…

National Pension Hub Webinar

Green Urban Development: The Impact Investment Strategy of Canadian Pension Funds

June 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Large Canadian pension funds are known to invest heavily in real assets, which include real estate, infrastructure and land. In this recently published final academic report entitled Green Urban Development: The Impact Investment Strategy of Canadian Pension Funds, the authors take the analysis down to the asset level and study how these funds create value and manage risks in the private real estate market. Please join Sebastien Betermier, one of the authors of this report, as he discusses how large Canadian pension funds…

Member Only Webinar

The Role of Robo-Advisors in Improving Pension Income for Canadian Pension Participants

October 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  Please join John A. Turner, Pension Policy Center, one of the co-authors of the research paper, Robo Advisors for Canadian Pension Participants, along with other guest speakers as they discuss this flourishing tool. Together, they will assess its impact - both the good and the bad - on financial decision-making by Canadian pension participants. The key findings of their report are: 71 per cent of Canadians are not using a human financial advisor. Robo advisors can increase the accessibility…

Open to AllWebinar

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.  …

Member Only Webinar

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…

Member Only Webinar

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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