News & Announcements: 2013

Special Panel Discussion At The October IMF – World Bank Meetings

Friday, October 11, 2013

The Toronto Centre is pleased to sponsor the following special panel discussion at the IMF – World Bank Meetings: Financial Sector Regulatory and Supervisory Best Practices: Should Developed Nations be doing the Teaching?

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Announcing the Schulich-Toronto Centre Master of Finance with a specialization in Regulatory Affairs

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Toronto Centre and the Schulich School of Business (York University, Toronto) have developed a Master of Finance with a specialization in Regulatory Affairs, which will launch in the fall of 2013. This will be one of the first programs of its kind. The Toronto Centre, in partnership with the Schulich School of Business, has developed the syllabi for three courses in regulatory affairs:

  • Objectives and Principles of Financial Regulation and Supervision
  • Applying Regulatory and Supervisory Principles
  • Specialized Topics in Regulation and Supervision

Those who successfully complete this program will have a solid foundation to pass the CFA exams.

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Canada Strengthens Partnership with ASEAN

Friday, July 5, 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announces details of additional funding commitments for ASEAN-Canada cooperative initiatives. Minister Baird highlights three development initiatives, including the Toronto Centre¹s programs.

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June 2013 Newsletter

Monday, June 10, 2013

Dear friends and colleagues, I am pleased to announce the release of our 2012 Annual Report. It looks back at what was a record-breaking year for the Toronto Centre – with 60 programs delivered and more than 1600 supervisors and regulators trained – and looks forward to our plans for the future. I invite you to read it here.

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We're proud to announce our 2012 Annual Report!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Toronto Centre is pleased to present you with our 2012 Annual Report, Continued Momentum: Helping build more stable, accessible financial systems, which outlines our work and accomplishments from last year. We are also proud to announce that 2012 has been the busiest year in the Toronto Centre’s history. We offered a record number of programs, introduced our first ever program for supervisors of microinsurance sectors, introduced three new program themes, and trained more participants than in any year since we were founded in 1998.


Babak Abbaszadeh speaks with CBC radio's The Current

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Toronto Centre CEO Babak Abbaszadeh speaks with CBC radio's The Current about the importance of strengthening Burma's financial sector regulation as it emerges onto the world stange once again. Effective financial sector regulation is key to helping Burma build a stronger economy that the international community can have confidence in.

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Welcome to the new!

Monday, February 25, 2013

We're proud to unveil our brand new website for 2013. Check back frequently to stay informed of new programs, resources and announcements.

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January 2013 Newsletter

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

2012 was a remarkable year for the Toronto Centre. We delivered a record-breaking 60 programs, training over 1500 participants from countries across the globe – nearly double the number of participants trained in 2011. We expanded our programming, delivering our first program on microinsurance supervision and introduced two new program themes on macroprudential surveillance and FSAP preparation and follow-up. These new themes expanded and complemented our existing programs in leadership and change management, crisis preparedness and management, risk-based supervision, and consolidated supervision.

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