Research

We emphasize and encourage links between academic researchers and practitioners at financial institutions to bring theoretical techniques to bear on real-world issues.

Research Focus

We are focused on identifying the best solutions in global risk practices

The recent financial crisis reinforced the centrality of research in assessing, reporting, and mitigating risks in the financial services sector. From both macro and micro perspectives, our research programs deliver a wide range of insights to assist our members

Research Approach

We emphasise and build connections between academic researchers and industry practitioners at financial institutions to bring theoretical techniques to bear on real-world issues.

Latest Research Reports

Addressing Culture and its Associated Risks in Financial Institutions

This article focuses on the challenge of changing organizational and sub-unit cultures to better manage the many forms of cultural risk (see sidebar) and thereby improve organizational performance. We propose that a focus on key character dimensions in all employees, but specifically those in risk leadership roles, will result in accelerated culture change, improved risk management and better organizational outcomes.

Innovation and Digitization in Credit

In this report, we draw from a wide range of sources to provide a comprehensive overview of the global digital lending landscape. We survey recent growth trends of peer-to-peer (P2P) and other forms of alternative lending that have been enabled by digitization, and compare and contrast the major digital lending markets around the world.

United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Canadian financial service professionals have watched negotiations with a keen eye to see what changes could be made to the original NAFTA provisions and what the possible implications might be for the industry. With an agreement in place, it is possible to begin to evaluate the new elements of the USMCA and point to the kinds of first and second-order effects of which financial risk managers should be aware.

Emerging Risks

Our research team is tasked with identifying new and emerging insights to better understand risks and trends for the financial sector.