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April 2018 Newsletter

Friday, April 20, 2018

In honour of our 20th anniversary, we are undertaking a number of initiatives that we wanted to share with you. 

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Executive Panel on "Cyber Security: Managing the Breach"

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

We are hosting an executive panel on "Cyber Security: Managing the Breach" at the 2018 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group . The session is scheduled for April 20 at 11 am - 12:30 pm in Washington, DC. 

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March 2018 Newsletter

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Toronto Centre as we are celebrating our 20th anniversary year! In honour of such, I am excited to share with you the programs and projects we have planned. 

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Toronto Centre Response to Canada’s 2018 Federal Budget

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Toronto, February 28, 2018 – Toronto Centre for Global Leadership in Financial Supervision (Toronto Centre) applauds Canada’s commitment to strengthening and modernizing Canada’s financial sector, and the new $2 billion investment in Overseas Development Assistance over the next 5 years.  

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Tribute to Michael Mackenzie

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Toronto Centre cofounder Michael A. Mackenzie passed away February 13, 2018. Michael was appointed the first federal Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) Canada in 1987.

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Webinar on "FinTech, RegTech and SupTech: What They Mean for Financial Supervision"

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | Video

Watch our webinar on "FinTech, RegTech and SupTech: What They Mean for Financial Supervision" featuring Denise Dias, a Toronto Centre program leader specializing in banking, microfinance, retail payments and digital financial services regulation and supervision. 


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Webcast on "Climate Change: the Challenge for Institutional Investors and Regulators"

Friday, December 15, 2017 | Video

Climate change, and its impact on global capital markets, is becoming increasingly relevant to financial sector supervisors and regulators, institutional investors, and society as a whole. We discussed these issues with Hugh O’Reilly, President and CEO of OPTrust, one of Canada’s largest pension funds; and Ilana Singer, Chair of Toronto Centre’s Securities Advisory Board.

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Video of TC's Executive Panel "Financial Inclusion Regulation: Challenges for Emerging Market Economies and Developing Countries"

Monday, December 4, 2017 | Video

Video of TC's Executive Panel "Financial Inclusion Regulation: Challenges for Emerging Market Economies and Developing Countries". 

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Toronto Centre Executive Panel "Financial Inclusion Regulation: Challenges for Emerging Market Economies and Developing Countries"

Friday, November 24, 2017

We are hosting an executive panel on "Financial Inclusion Regulation: Challenges for Emerging Market Economies and Developing Countries" during the European Microfinance Week. The event is scheduled to take place December 1 in Luxembourg. 

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TC-BLG Event on Gender Diversity in Finance: Where Are We Today?

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | Video

An important, timely conversation about the challenges of increasing gender diversity in finance featuring Maureen Jensen, Chair and CEO, Ontario Securities Commission, and Jennifer Reynolds, CEO, Toronto Financial Services Alliance, former President and Immediate Past CEO, Women in Capital Markets. 

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Toronto Centre Executive Panel "FinTech: A Game Changer for Financial Inclusion and Gender Equality"

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | Video

More than eighty senior officials from around the world, including governors and deputy governors of central banks, financial sector supervisors/regulators, representatives from the US Treasury, the IMF, the WBG, NGOs, and various other international development agencies attended Toronto Centre’s Executive Panel at the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings on October 13, 2017. 

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Webcast on "Technology: New Challenges and Tools for Financial Supervision"

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Video

This webcast will focus on how technological innovation is transforming the financial services industry and its supervision.   Our speakers will address how the development of digital financial services is advancing the financial inclusion objectives, though creating new challenges and new sources of risks but also how technology is bringing new tools that support the monitoring of risks and compliance work carried out by supervisors. 

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Executive Panel on "Fintech: A Game Changer for Financial Inclusion and Gender Equality"

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting another executive panel at 2017 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group titled "FinTech: A Game Changer for Financial Inclusion and Gender Equality." The panel will take place on October 13 at 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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September 2017 Newsletter

Monday, September 18, 2017

We wrapped up our summer international programs in July, conducted ten country programs and two regional programs, and just released our first webcast titled "Closing the Gender Gap in Finance." This is an important theme for TC, and in fact we had organized a live, well-attended session with the same title during the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings earlier in April. 

We are very pleased that this year saw the 11th time that we had conducted the annual Regional Leadership Program for Securities Regulators in partnership with Monetary Authority of Singapore.

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Webcast on "Closing the Gender Gap: The Role of Financial Regulators"

Friday, August 11, 2017 | Video

Toronto Centre is proud to introduce our first webcast on "Closing the Gender Gap: the Role of Financial Regulators," featuring guest speakers: Maureen Jensen, Chair and CEO, Ontario Securities Commission, and Ceyla Pazarbasioglu, Senior Director, Finance and Markets Global Practice, World Bank

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BSTDB Regional Business Forum in Moldova

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Our CEO, Babak Abbaszadeh, was invited to participate in the 2017 Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSDT) Regional Business Forumheld in Chisinau, Moldova. 

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Toronto Centre welcomes Ilana Singer to its Board of Directors and as the new Chair of the Securities Advisory Board.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Toronto Centre warmly welcomes Ilana Singer to its Board of Directors, and as the new Chair of the Securities Advisory Board.

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June 2017 Newsletter

Monday, June 12, 2017

It has been a busy past few months for us - we have delivered 24 capacity building programs, in all sectors of financial services, so far this year. Now with summer quickly approaching, there is still a host of programs to look forward to. Our first of three flagship international programs, banking, is taking place this week, followed by two back-to-back programs in July: securities, and insurance and pensions. We look forward to welcoming participants to Toronto!  

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Toronto Centre's 2016 Annual Report is Now Online

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Toronto Centre's 2016 Annual Report, Advancing Sustainable Development Goals by Promoting Inclusive and Stable Financial Systems, is now available online. 

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Toronto Centre Executive Panel on Closing the Gender Gap in Finance

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | Video

More than eighty senior officials from around the world, including governors and deputy governors of central banks, representatives from the US Treasury , the UN, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, NGOs, and various other international development agencies attended our standing room only Executive Panel at the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings on April 21, 2017.    

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