Toronto Centre International Leadership Program for Banking Supervisors

Banking Supervision: Leadership in the Times of Fintech

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - Friday, June 14, 2019

Program Overview

Toronto Centre's 2019 International Banking program for banking supervisors will examine fintech developments, regulatory and supervisory responses to these developments and early lessons learned. The program will also cover how banking supervisors might take account of climate change, and the implementation challenges of the global reforms for banking supervisors.

Fintech (technology-enabled innovation in financial services) offers a lot of opportunities but also poses risks to banks, consumers and financial stability. In this program, we will focus on both the opportunities and the risks.  Banking supervisors need to understand fintech developments, and to exercise judgement in reaching supervisory assessments relating to these areas.The program will also look at other emerging and continuing challenges for supervisors (including technology risk, cyber security, corporate governance, macro-prudential policy, and recovery and resolution planning).There are implications in all these areas for the leaders of supervisory agencies in terms of the skills, expertise and resources required to respond effectively to these regulatory and supervisory developments.


The program will be delivered by Toronto Centre program leaders who have a wealth of experience in financial sector regulation and supervision. They will share their experiences through Toronto Centre’s interactive approach to learning (e.g. case studies, group activities, role plays).

Topics Covered

  • Challenges for supervisors in implementing the post-crisis reforms and how to achieve more consistent implementation of international standards.
  • What does fintech mean for supervisors? What are the opportunities and risks?
  • Regulatory and supervisory responses to fintech.
  • Supervisory challenges in other emerging risks: cyber security and technology risk.
  • Financial inclusion and gender equality.
  • Implications of climate change for banking supervisors.
  • Why is corporate governance important and what can supervisors do to improve corporate governance in banks?
  • Working with other authorities, both nationally and internationally, to successfully apply the new regulatory approaches to resolution and macroprudential policy.
  • Address leadership challenges for supervisors through action planning and learn how to ensure critical success with key stakeholders

Who Should Attend?

The program is designed for mid-to senior level staff and managers involved in regulatory and supervisory activities. Participants should have at least three years of working experience in banking supervision, analysis or policy and be proficient in English. 

Registration Details

Program Fee: US$3,000                 

Where is the Program?

This program will be held at the Schulich School of Business at York University. Accommodations are available on-site at the Schulich Executive Learning Centre. 

Networking Tour

Participants are invited to take part in a sightseeing tour of the world-renowned Niagara Falls at the start of the program. They will have the chance to network with peers while experiencing the thundering roar and powerful mist of the falls up close.  


Program Materials

Program Venue

Executive Learning Centre
Schulich School of Business,
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario
M3J 1P3

On-Campus Address:
56 Fine Arts Road
Accommodation: Schulich School of Business, York University

Program Contact

Ansi Feng