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Systemic Risk Measures & Portfolio Choice

Since the last financial crisis, numerous attempts have been made to identify and measure the systemic risk of financial institutions. In this paper, we develop a framework for the optimal portfolio choice based on an exogenous systemic risk measure.

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Extracting Value from Stress Testing

This paper explores how firms can benefit by exploring stress testing to examine a wide array of issues. Additionally, Mr. Talwar and Mr. Turnbull explore the value of stress testing to senior executives, board members and probably most particularly to the Risk Management Committee. The authors conclude with the Top 10 Questions Board members should consider when reviewing stress scenarios with Senior Managements.

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Diversification risks of Canadian hedge fund strategies

Which Canadian hedge fund strategies minimizes downside risk during traditional market declines? Which strategies are most correlated with traditional broad market indices and to other strategies? These are typical questions that form the basis of any due diligence process of hedge funds and which this article addresses. We examine the potential diversification risks to the selection of hedge fund strategies.

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Discount Rate Regulation for Canadian Private Defined Benefit Pension Plans

This paper proposes to use an ultimate forward rate (UFR) method to extrapolate the corporate yield. This is a subjective method that extrapolates the liquid market interest rates such that they converge in the long run to an unconditional ultimate forward rate.

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Will AI take over active fund management?

Research in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is growing exponentially, and as a result, applications of the technology in different industries are constantly being discovered. This paper explores how AI can be applied to the field of fund management, and specifically, how it can be used to manage active funds.

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GRAFT: Cyber Risk Correlations in the GRAFT Framework

This article is the first in a series that will focus on applying risk correlations to further a robust approach to the management of emerging risks. It applies the correlation matrix from the Global Risks and Trends Framework (GRAFT) to a specific topic in order to highlight risk interdependencies, and to assist in the analysis of strategic implications.

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Conflicted Advice About Portfolio Diversification

Investors are often encouraged by financial advisors to “roll-over” their 401(k) into Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). This work investigates the soundness of this investment advice and analyzes the diversification of large 401(k)-type plans that offer five basic investment options.

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A FINANCIAL INNOVATION SERIES – Risks and Rewards of Financial Innovation

This report will consider several vantage points including that of the incumbent financial institution, the consumer, and the financial system as a whole. We will also offer some insight with regards to potential risk-mitigation strategies and commentary on the potential for fintech-related risks to become systemic.

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Systemic Cyber Preparedness

Cyber intrusion and cyber resilience are topics receiving tremendous attention, discussion and action currently and for good reason. Financial firms fend off millions of cyber threats daily. This paper frames the learnings from the most recent efforts to combat global, systemic risk – the 2008 Global Financial Crisis.