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Michel Maila Presentation at OITC

On Tuesday 13 May, Michel Maila presented to an audience of Canadian and international representatives from the financial services industry at the Ontario Trade and Investment Centre. Michel spoke about GRI’s growth since its inception in 2011, including our new members from the financial services industry in Quebec and Ontario, and our plans to become… View Article

IFSID: Call for Proposals

APRIL 9, 2014 The Montreal Institute of Structured Finance and Derivatives (IFSID) has issued a call for proposals on derivatives. GRI will provide additional funding to one of the selected research projects. You can find out more about this opportunity here.

Michel Maila Keynote Address to Canadian Reinsurance Company

APRIL 7, 2014   On April 2, Michel Maila delivered a keynote address to the 58th Annual Canadian Reinsurance Conference, one of the longest-running gatherings in the life and reinsurance sectors. Given the significant challenges facing the insurance industry both in Canada and abroad, the main theme of the conference was “REflect, REwire, REsurge”, a… View Article

Global Risk Institute Launches World-First Program

APRIL 1, 2014 The Global Risk Institute today announced the launch of the world’s first risk oversight and insight program for board directors following a successful pilot with board representatives from its member financial institutions. Developed in conjunction with the Rotman Business School at the University of Toronto, the program is the first in the… View Article

Mortality Indices: Construction and Applications to Securitization

MARCH 27 2014 Presenter: J. Li, University of Waterloo, Statistics and Actuarial Science Research (Podcast) Stream: Long Horizon and Longevity Risks in Insurance (Stream 2, Track A) Discussant: G. Graziani, Senior Vice President and Head of Longevity, North America at Swiss Re (Podcast) Pension plan sponsors can mitigate their longevity risk exposure by trading securities that are linked to future… View Article

Queen’s University and the Global Risk Institute Announce Canada’s First Graduate Diploma in Risk Policy and Regulation

MARCH 13, 2014 Queen’s University’s Economics Department today announced the launch of Canada’s first Graduate Diploma in Risk Policy and Regulation, a partnership with the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services (GRI), beginning September 2014. “Queen’s economics department has a long history as a leader in economic policy analysis and development in Canada, and this… View Article