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Global Risk Institute Member Publishes e-Booklet on ERM Governance

JANUARY 15, 2016   The Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) has released an innovative e-booklet on ERM governance practices. This publication, titled Enterprise Risk Management: How do we govern it?, is a collection of essays by leading risk management practitioners. The essay topics reflect a wide range of key risk governance-related themes, such as governance structures,… View Article

Investment Expert Brian Gibson: Increasing Returns While Reducing Risk

NOVEMBER 19, 2015   GRI is pleased to announce that investment expert Brian Gibson will host a lunchtime seminar for our C-suite executives from GRI’s member institutions on Wednesday December 9, in downtown Toronto. This event will focus on the strategies that can be used to earn higher returns while efficiently using risk capital. Brian… View Article

Report from November 20 GRI Research workshop, “Extreme Risk and Model Risk: A “Learning By Failing” Approach

While regulators have required that financial institutions assess model risk, there is no accepted approach for computing such risks. In this presentation, Professor Bertrand Maillet proposes a remedy for this lacuna via a general measure for estimating model risk which involves adjusting imperfect risk forecasts by outcomes from back-testing results. Professor Maillet’s presentation was followed… View Article

Technological Risks Top List of Global Concern for Senior Financial Executives

NOVEMBER 12, 2015   More than 180 senior Canadian financial executives polled at Global Risk Institute Annual Conference Cyber risk and technology risks tied as the greatest concerns for global financial institutions TORONTO/LONDON – According to a poll of global financial services experts and Canadian risk executives conducted today at the Global Risk Institute’s Annual Conference,… View Article

Cyber Security: Combating the Threats

NOVEMBER 3, 2015   Cyber security is frequently cited as the #1 challenge facing GRI’s members both now and in the future. It is an all-pervasive global concern for financial institutions. With organizations increasingly relying on technology to communicate and operate, any data leak or business interruption cause by hacking or surveillance could have catastrophic… View Article

The Global Risk Institute Welcomes New Research Manager

OCTOBER 29, 2015   GRI is pleased to welcome Dr. Wei Xu as the new Research Manager. In this new role, Dr. Xu will manage the delivery of GRI’s research programs in partnership with academic institutions and GRI members. Dr. Xu joins GRI from the University of Waterloo where he taught undergraduate and graduate-level finance… View Article