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.
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.
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.Read More
Video of TC's Executive Panel "Financial Inclusion Regulation: Challenges for Emerging Market Economies and Developing Countries".
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
Our CEO, Babak Abbaszadeh, was invited to participate in the 2017 Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSDT) Regional Business Forumheld in Chisinau, Moldova.
Toronto Centre warmly welcomes Ilana Singer to its Board of Directors, and as the new Chair of the Securities Advisory Board.
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!
Toronto Centre's 2016 Annual Report, Advancing Sustainable Development Goals by Promoting Inclusive and Stable Financial Systems, is now available online.
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.
Gender equality and women's economic participation are central to financial inclusion, and key drivers of economic development and achieving the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. A key milestone in this regard is eliminating the gaps in women’s access to and use of financial services that exist in many countries.
This panel will discuss how to close the gender gap in finance. While considerable progress has been made in increasing access to financial services, the gap in usage by women relative to men persists, and there is an even larger gender gap in management of financial institutions.
Spring is finally here and with its arrival comes a host of programs and projects that I am excited to share with you. First, we just wrapped up our well-received webinar on FinTech (now available on our website) and have an executive panel on gender planned for the upcoming IMF/WB Spring Meetings. Second, registrations are also underway for our flagship international programs - they are all taking place this summer in Toronto - and towards the fall, we are pleased to welcome the return of our two-week Certificate Course.
We recently participated in a poster session held during the IMF conference on Gender and Macroeconomics in Washington, D.C. The conference acted as a forum for researchers and analysts to discuss innovative empirical and theoretical research on gender and macroeconomics and policy implications.
This webinar will focus on FinTech, one of the most pressing issues facing policy makers, financial regulators and supervisors today. Our speakers will address how technological innovations can build more inclusive financial systems and why this matters for regulators and supervisors. They will also discuss the promises and challenges that FinTech presents.