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Global Risk Institute Comments on ECB Stress Test Results

OCTOBER 27, 2014 Commenting on the results of ECB stress tests of European banks released on Sunday, October 26, Dr. Michel Maila, President and CEO of the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services, said: “This is a step in the right direction, albeit belatedly. On the basis that it’s never too late to do the… View Article

The Global Risk Institute Announces Its 2014 Conference

GRI is proud to announce its 2014 conference, which will take place at the St James Club in Montréal, Québec, on September 19, 2014. The theme of this year’s conference is, “Risk Transfer and Growth: Bridging the Gap between Finance and the Real Economy.” For more information on the conference, please go to:

Global Risk Institute to Sponsor PIMS Summer School and Workshop

The Global Risk Institute in Financial Services (GRI) is proud to announce that it will be sponsoring the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) Summer School and Workshops in Vancouver, British Columbia, between July 21 and 30, 2014. The theme of this year’s meeting is “The Economics and Mathematics of Systemic Risk.” As the… View Article

June 26 Workshop: Illiquidity Premia in Equity Option Markets

JUNE 27, 2014 Presenter: P. Christoffersen, University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management Research (Podcast) Stream: Risk Management and Market Liquidity (Stream 3) Discussant: P. Baxter, Managing Director, Equity Derivatives at TD Securities (Podcast) Illiquidity is well-known to be a significant determinant of stock and bond returns. P. Christoffersen and his team report are the first to report on illiquidity… View Article

May 29 Workshop: Uncertainty in an Interconnected Financial System, Contagion, and Market Freezes

MAY 30, 2014   Presenter: F. Milne, Queen’s University, Department of Economics(Podcast) Discussant: T. Gravelle, General Director of the Financial Sector Policy Branch of the Government of Canada (Podcast) This workshop studied contagion and market freezes caused by uncertainty in financial network structures and provides theoretical guidance for central banks. Prof. Frank Milne and his co-authors establish a… View Article

Canada: A Global Hub for Financial Risk Management

MAY 15, 2014   On Tuesday 13 May, Michel Maila presented to an audience of Canadian and international representatives from the financial services sector 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… View Article