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Analysis of the SRISK Measure and Its Application to the Canadian Banking and Insurance Industries

In this paper, we analyse, modify, and apply one of the most widely used measures of systemic risk, SRISK, developed by Brownlees and Engle (2016). The measure is defined as the expected capital shortfall of a firm conditional on a prolonged market decline. We argue that segregated funds, also known as separate accounts in the US, should be excluded from actuarial liabilities when SRISK is calculated for insurance companies

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Shadow Banking: Non-bank Credit Intermediation Heightens Risks for the Global Financial System

As the shadow banking sector continues to grow, what are the impacts on the overall financial system? How are global financial markets affected by shadow banks and what are the areas to watch? Sheila Judd, Executive in Residence at Global Risk Institute discusses these ideas in this paper on Shadow Banking.

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The Challenges of Implementing IFRS 9-Impairment

Canadian Banks and credit unions are in the midst of implementing one of the most challenging accounting changes in recent memory, when they move from an Incurred Loss (IAS 39) to an Expected Credit Loss (“ECL”) (IFRS 9) accounting standard. This article provides an overview of IFRS 9 and its potential impacts.

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New Approaches to Performance Evaluation

Campbell Harvey`s presentation on New Approaches to Performance Evaluation at the International Centre of Pension Management (ICPM).

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Equity Holding Preferences of U.S. based Insurance Companies in Low Interest Rate Periods

Equity Holding Preferences of U.S. based Insurance Companies in Low Interest Rate PeriodsRelated Project: Optimal and Actual Asset Allocation Decisions in Protracted Low Interest Rate PeriodsAuthor: C. Krishnamurti, N. Papagiorgiou, F. RadmehrProfessor Chandrasekhar Krishnamurti is the lead research contributor for the Global Risk Institute on Optimal and Actual Asset Allocation Decisions in Protracted Low Interest Rate Periods.... View Article

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AI Frontiers: Where We are Today and the Risks and Benefits of An AI Enabled Future

"Artificial Intelligence” is a very powerful narrative. In fact, today, many leading thinkers envision a future where machines surpass humans in intelligence. In Part One of our two part series, we assess of the potential near term risks and benefits of Artificial Intelligence. Later, in Part Two, we explore how AI is expected to impact Financial Services and what specific use-cases we expect to see over the next 1-3 years.

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An Improved Application of the Variable Annuity

Variable annuities have been used as a payout mechanism in some US pension plans that are qualified under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code for many years. This innovative payout technique has also been introduced in a large pension plan in British Columbia that is registered under the Canadian Income Tax Act. Under this technique, the registered pension pl an establishes a “hurdle rate”.

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Illiquidity Premia in the Equity Option Market

Illiquidity Premia in the Equity Option MarketRelated Project: Risk Management & Market LiquidityAuthors: Peter Christoffersen, Ruslan Goyenko, Kris Jacobs, and Mehdi Karoui .The Global Risk Institute funded this research along with the preparation of this paper. This paper is a summary of the larger research report“Illiquidity Premia in the Equity Option Market”.GRI members can download the full... View Article

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Regulating Dark Trading: Order Flow Segmentation and Market Quality

Dark trading and its regulation are critically important issues in modern markets, yet many questions about its impact remain unanswered. Regulators around the world are grappling to determine the most appropriate regulatory regime to ensure that they maximize the benefits associated with dark trading, whilst minimizing any potential costs.