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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

Michel Maila in “Finance et Investissement”

OCTOBER 15, 2014 Our President and CEO Michel Maila was interviewed by Quebec’s “Finance et Investissement” business newspaper alongside Mr. Claude Bergeron of La Caisse de Dépôt during GRI’s recent conference in Montréal. Read on for the full text of their discussion (in French)… METTEZ À L’ÉPREUVE VOS PORTEFEUILLES Nouvelles Les conseillers auraient avantage à… View Article

The Global Risk Institute Appoints New Chief Research Officer

OCTOBER 15, 2015   The GRI is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Coleman to the role of Chief Research Officer. Dr. Coleman will set the strategic direction of GRI’s research programs in partnership with academic institutions and GRI members. Under his leadership, GRI will foster and deliver instrumental research that is relevant to… View Article