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This area covers policies and regulations, such as prudential or consumer regulations, as well as technology and other competitive pressures affecting the financial services industry, financial markets and the financial system as a whole, and their ability to effectively perform their core economic functions.

Blockchain Technology – What’s in Store for Canada’s Economy and Financial Markets?
February 2, 2017 - Thorsten V. Koeppl and Jeremy Kronick
Canadian regulators need to start preparing now for the rapidly approaching blockchain revolution, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Blockchain Technology – What’s in Store...
Takeover Rules: In Support of the Longer Minimum Bid Period
November 10, 2016 - Sharon Geraghty
Securities regulators made the right move this year when they extended the minimum bid period for takeover bids in Canada, says a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Takeover Rules: In Support of the...
Swimming with Whales: How to Encourage Competition from Small Banks
October 4, 2016 - John Jason and Toronto Lawyer
Ottawa should consider new regulatory approaches to bolster the role of smaller financial institutions if it is to achieve its goals of enhancing quality, price and innovation in that sector,...
Fault Lines: Earthquakes, Insurance, and Systemic Financial Risk
August 3, 2016 - Nicholas Le Pan
The fault lines from a major earthquake in Canada could quickly spread through the insurance industry and have a systemic financial impact, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In...
National Priorities 2016
March 3, 2016
The National Priorities 2016 series provides a high level overview of key issues that the federal and provincial governments need to address, and provides an opportunity to highlight policy...
Looking for Liquidity: Banking and Emergency Liquidity Facilities
February 9, 2016 - Jeremy Kronick
The Bank of Canada should start preparing for the next financial crisis, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Looking for Liquidity: Banking and Emergency Liquidity Facilities,” author...
Jeremy M. Kronick - The Importance of Changes to Financial Advice
Intelligence Memos
From: Jeremy M. Kronick To: Financial Advice Community Date: March 22, 2017 Re: The Importance of Changes to Financial Advice Disruption is coming to the financial services and advice sector. ...
Blockchain Needs Clear Rules to Become a Revolutionary Technology: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
You have probably heard of bitcoin. You might have even heard about its underlying technology, the blockchain. What you may not have realized is that it is not bitcoin that will change our lives, but...
Jeremy M. Kronick - Financial Regulation Under President Trump
Intelligence Memos
From:  Jeremy M. Kronick To:  Superintendent Jeremy Rudin Date:  January 20, 2017 Re:  Financial Regulation Under President Trump Today Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the...
Les lignes de faille : Tremblements de terre, assurance, et risque financier systémique
Research
Les lignes de faille d’un tremblement de terre majeur au Canada pourraient se propager rapidement dans l’ensemble de l’industrie des assurances et avoir des répercussions financières systémiques,...
Op-Ed
Publié dans La Presse le 30 Juillet, 2012. Par Stéphane Rousseau Depuis la crise financière, les régulateurs déploient des efforts pour encadrer les agences de notation de crédit. Malheureusement,...
11 Sep 2017
Sep
11
  • The Global Financial Crisis: Did the Authorities Fail Again?
David Laidler Lecture with Timothy Congdon and Charles Goodhart
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Monday, September 11, 2017,
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
08 May 2017
May
08
  • Lorna Rosen, Deputy Minister, Alberta Treasury Board and Finance
Roundtable Luncheon
Calgary, 421 7 Ave SW #4000
Monday, May 8, 2017,
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sponsored by:
Intact Financial
26 Apr 2017
Apr
26
  • Kevin Uebelein, Chief Executive Officer at AIMCo
Roundtable Luncheon - Active versus Passive, and the Canadian Advantage
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Wednesday, April 26, 2017,
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

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