Toronto Centre International Program for Securities Regulators

Managing Multiple Mandates in an Evolving Marketplace

Sunday, July 9, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017

Program Overview

In the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), several standard setting bodies have designed and implemented an ambitious set of reforms with the objective of minimizing both the likelihood and the real effects of future crises. Nevertheless, there are still structural factors – root causes of the GFC – that remain intact and mostly unresolved. 

Supervisors from around the world struggle not only with the implementation of the new standards in their jurisdictions but also with the enrichment of their supervisory approaches, those that allow them to tackle the root causes of crises, and at the same time, create the necessary conditions for a sustainable development of their national capital markets.   

Supervisors and regulators need to rethink and redesign the supervisory tools at their disposal, especially if they are going to be more effective in reducing the likelihood of future crises. In successfully accomplishing this objective, supervisors need to learn from market failures and other relevant experiences as well as from new supervisory approaches and techniques designed with the objective of creating an ethical culture by financial institutions' management and governance. It is necessary that securities regulators explore new ways to analyze appropriate implementation of the various mandates including how to reconcile and communicate prudential, deterrence, and enforcement goals both in times of urgency and in developing policy responses.

This program will address these concerns and bring together experts and regulators from different jurisdictions who will present case studies they have lived through, and illustrate innovative approaches to deal with the root causes of financial crises. Training sessions will be highly practical and interactive, including group activities, role plays, and a crisis simulation exercise to reinforce learning. The program will provide an avenue for participants to compare best practices and discuss issues with their international counterparts. 

Program Objectives

Upon completion of this five-day course, participants will better understand how to:

  • Apply new supervisory tools and techniques to effectively deal with behavioral risk at financial institutions
  • Apply new supervisory tools and techniques to deal with market conduct issues in financial markets
  • Articulate a crisis intervention framework to support timely and effective decision-making
  • Strategize a coordinated multisector policy approach to tackle systemic risks

Who Should Attend?

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

Where is the Program?

The program will be held at the St. Andrew's Club and Conference Centre, located in the heart of Toronto's financial district. At the start of the program, participants will be treated to a networking tour of some the most popular attractions in and around Niagara Falls..

Registration Information

Registration is now open. 

EARLY BIRD PAYMENT DEADLINE: April 30 - extended to May 15

REGISTRATION CLOSES: June 9



Registration Deadline

Friday, June 9, 2017

Registration Fee

The course registration fee is US$3000, inclusive of materials and events. Travel to Toronto and accommodations are excluded. Early bird discounted fee of US$2500 is available if payment is made prior to May 15. For further information, please contact Thuy Bui at tbui@torontocentre.org. or Kathy Nguyen at knguyen@torontocentre.org.

Program Venue

St. Andrew's Club & Conference 
Centre
150 King St W. 
(Sun Life Financial Tower)
Toronto, ON 
M5H 1J9

The program will take place on 
the 27th floor.
Please note this program is closed to the media.

Program Contact

Thuy Bui and Kathy Nguyen
tbui@torontocentre.org; knguyen@torontocentre.org