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Member Only Webinar

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

July 13, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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…

National Pension Hub Webinar

Risk Sharing Pension Plans: Sustainability, Affordability, Adequacy, and Fairness

October 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Mary Hardy will discuss a form of Target Benefit Plan (TBP) that allows for structured, transparent inter-generational risk sharing (IRS). During the webinar they will compare the IRS plan design with the traditional DB design. They will discuss very broad areas of comparison: affordability (average cost), sustainability (volatility of costs), efficiency, adequacy of benefits, and fairness.

Public Webinar

Climate Change: A Prudential Perspective with OSFI Superintendent Jeremy Rudin

December 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

GRI is hosting OSFI's Superintendent, Jeremy Rudin, as he provides his views on what a changing climate means for the stability of Canada's financial sector, and how climate-related risks might affect banks, insurance companies, and private pension plans. He will also provide an update on next steps for the prudential regulator, including a forthcoming discussion paper on climate risk due in early 2021, and the recently announced pilot project with the Bank of Canada aimed at using climate change scenarios to better understand the risks…

Member Only Webinar

Developing Resilience at the Top: Leadership in 2021

January 22, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session Description Leading through complexity and ambiguity of business challenges is ongoing and ever-evolving. Leaders have an opportunity to  draw on the foundational skills of leadership while at the same time develop new skills that help build resilience in leading from the top. Risk managers have a key role in building corporate leadership resilience in partnership with their HR partners. Risk managers are incorporating specific leadership programs and metrics into their company’s risk appetite statement, board and executive level reporting. GRI…

Member Only Webinar

Behind the Scenes on TCFD Reporting: Tackling Key Issues

January 26, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Description Disclosure of climate-related financial information is on the rise among Canadian financial firms, with a 40 per cent increase in alignment with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) recommendations since their release in 2017. Risk and investment teams are leading day-to-day sustainable finance and climate risk management activities and play an essential role in shaping the public disclosure about these issues. Join financial sector and industry peers in this webinar about the challenges and successes related to…

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