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The C.D. Howe Institute is pleased to announce the creation of the Centre on Financial and Monetary Policy.

A first for the Institute, the mission of the Centre on Financial and Monetary Policy at the C.D. Howe Institute is to be the foremost hub of influence and direction on critical and emerging issues in both financial services and monetary policy.

The C.D. Howe Institute’s leadership voice, visibility, and scholarly reputation in financial and monetary policy position the Centre uniquely in Canada to build upon its tradition of having real impact that improves Canadian living standards. Associate Vice President Jeremy Kronick serves as Director of the Centre.

The Centre on Financial and Monetary Policy will feature several exciting new initiatives. The first is the launch of the Domestic Stability Buffer Council.

The Domestic Stability Buffer Council

The Domestic Stability Buffer is a capital buffer that the big six Canadian Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs) must set aside to cover potential losses during periods of financial stress. The Centre's Domestic Stability Buffer Council, chaired by Jeremy Kronick, provides OSFI, industry participants and key economic policy voices with an independent assessment of the direction for the buffer in pursuit of OSFI's mandate of contributing to public confidence in the Canadian financial system.

View the Council

The Financial Regulatory Excellence Initiative

The Financial Regulatory Excellence Initiative builds on Canada's reputation as a leader in regulation and supervision, ensuring a marketplace that is vibrant for consumers and market participants.

Its overarching objective is to help design and maintain a modern regulatory framework across financial services sub-sectors that uses strong consumer protection, stability and system resilience as tools to better encourage the efficient allocation of capital, competition and economic dynamism for the benefit of all Canadians. 

Learn more about the Financial Regulatory Excellence Initiative

Centre Data

The Centre on Financial and Monetary Policy supports the C.D. Howe Institute with unique data that helps provide independent analyses on matters of financial services and monetary policy that Canadians can trust. This data is shared with members on our councils, including the Monetary Policy Council and the Domestic Stability Buffer Council in their deliberations, and to the general public who might be interested in performing their own analysis.

Learn more about the Centre Data.

Press Releases

November 13, 2023 - Hugh MacKinnon's Gift to the Centre

Please check back for more announcements about the Centre.

Learn more about the C.D. Howe Institute’s financial services and monetary policy research.