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Geopolitics in a Post-Pandemic World

May 8, 2020 3:09 pm Published by

COVID-19 sets a new precedent for the scale of a public health response and its vast economic consequences, but also poses longer-term geopolitical challenges and risks for Canadian financial services.

Global Survey of Dividend Policy During COVID-19

April 29, 2020 5:22 pm Published by

Regulators around the globe have been providing guidance to banks and insurance companies on how to proceed with dividends and share buybacks. It will be critical for financial institutions to achieve the appropriate balance between capital preservation for purposes of safety and soundness and the requirement to ensure they have the firepower to support their clients. There have been varied responses around the globe and we have captured them in order to help inform decision making.

GRAFT: COVID-19 Implications

April 9, 2020 2:43 pm Published by

The world has been at the edge of a tipping point for over a year. Spread of viral disease was the risk that toppled the market, closed businesses and borders, made remote work a norm, and unfortunately has taken an unprecedented number of lives. The interrelationship of Global Risks and Trends outlines the path that led the world to its current state, and provides a framework for identifying the implications of COVID-19, and the path forward.

COVID-19 and 3rd Party Suppliers: Questions Risk Managers Should be Asking

March 9, 2020 4:36 pm Published by

Given the significant and increasing reliance on outsourcing and 3rd party supplier relationships in the financial services sector, risk managers should also be evaluating potential impacts on service levels from developments relating to the COVID-19 situation. This brief covers the questions to ask of your own institution, and your 3rd party suppliers.