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A Target GDP Approach to Risk and Return in Climate Change Policy

Climate change is widely recognized as a serious risk that requires worldwide governmental action. Failing to act on climate change including the risk to the world's financial systems by threatening financial resilience and longer-term prosperity.

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Are target date funds dinosaurs? Failure to adapt can lead to extinction.

Conventional defined benefit (DB) plans are becoming a thing of the past. Do target date funds need to adapt? in this papers we explore adaptive investment strategies and show that they significantly outperform typical Target Date Fund strategies.

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Digital Banking Manifesto: The End of Banks?

Thanks to new developments in data technology and in mobile telecommunications adoption, we see the potential rise of a third wave of innovation in banking. In this paper we will outline the key features, benefits, and strategic imperative of the Digital Bank of the Future

Research Report

Pension Fund Asset Allocation and Liability Discount Rates

This article explores the state of public defined programs across the United States, where the methodology for selecting a discount rate for the program’s liability is having significant implications for asset allocation and risk management.

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Systemic Risk Survey

Systemic Risk, Policies, & Data Needs. This research survey on Systemic Risk was funded by Global Risk Institute & lead by Agostino Capponi, PhD of Columbia University.

Presentation / Video

Risk Management in the Middle East

Risk Management in the Middle East Presentation by Frank MasseyFrank Massey, Vice President and Head of Risk Management with Riyad Bank, speaks on the Opportunities and Challenges of Managing Risk as an Expatriate. Gain insights and lessons learned from a Canadian expatriate in building a risk management department from ground zero. Find out what you can do... View Article

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Finding the Optimal Pension Plan for Canadians: A DV/DC Hybrid

This paper attempts to find a new retirement income model that minimises the risks for both sponsors and workers and maintains most of the strengths of both DB and DC pensions.

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Low rate ever higher debt

The explosion of debt levels world-wide, fueled by extremely low interest rates, may be the biggest and most immediate risk facing the financial sector.

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Quantum Computing – An introduction

Computing capacity continues to expand and transform the world we live in. With computing capacity doubling every two years, as we cram more transistors onto microprocessors. And what is the result?

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Optimal Delta Hedging for Options

Delta hedging is an important way in which traders manage the risk in a portfolio of options. This article discusses those options.