News & Announcements: 2017

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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Toronto Centre welcomes Maureen Jensen to its Board of Directors

Monday, December 4, 2017

John Palmer, Chair, and Babak Abbaszadeh, President and CEO, Toronto Centre for Global Leadership in Financial Supervision, are pleased to announce the appointment of Maureen Jensen to its Board of Directors.

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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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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 ninety 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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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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April 2017 Newsletter

Monday, April 3, 2017

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. 

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TC Poster on Gender at the IMF Conference on Gender and Macroeconomics

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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. 


See the poster that we presented! 

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Webinar: FinTech - A Driving Force for Financial Inclusion

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Video

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.

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January 2017 Newsletter

Monday, January 23, 2017

Happy New Year!

I am excited to announce that our flagship International Programs will be returning this summer. Held in Toronto, Canada, the first program for banking supervisors is set to take place in June followed by two back-to-back programs in July: one for securities regulators and the other for insurance and pensions supervisors.

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