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Tales from the Crypt - How to Regulate Initial Coin Offerings
November 21, 2018 - Jeremy Kronick and Thorsten V. Koeppl

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) fill an essential gap in funding for entrepreneurs with limited access to other forms of capital, but a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute says smart guidelines...

High Frequency Traders: Angels or Devils?
October 10, 2013 - Jeffrey G. MacIntosh

High frequency trading is not the bane of capital markets that critics make it out to be, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “High Frequency Traders: Angels or...

More RRBs Please! Why Ottawa Should Issue More Inflation-Indexed Bonds
September 26, 2012 - Philippe Bergevin and William B.P. Robson

Ottawa should issue more real-return bonds (RRBs) to satisfy investor demand and lower its borrowing costs, among other benefits, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute....

Combatting the Dangers Lurking in the Shadows: The Macroprudential Regulation of Shadow Banking
September 5, 2012 - David Longworth

Financial regulators should turn their attention to the potential threats to financial stability lurking in the shadow banking system, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe...

A Question of Credibility: Enhancing the Accountability and Effectiveness of Credit Rating Agencies
July 26, 2012 - Stéphane Rousseau

Major reforms should be pursued to enhance the accountability and effectiveness of Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs) according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute.  In “A Question of...

Better Braking for ABS: Reform Proposals for the Asset-Backed Securities Market
September 7, 2011 - David C. Allan and Philippe Bergevin

Regulators considering reforms to the asset-backed securities (ABS) market should look beyond transparency requirements in their efforts to improve investor comfort in the ABS market, says a...

Eichenbaum, Johannsen, Rebelo - Commodity Prices Not Best Predictor for the Loonie
Intelligence Memos
From: Martin Eichenbaum, Benjamin K. Johannsen, and Sergio Rebelo To: Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, and Stephen Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada Date: February 16, 2018...
Robson, Kronick, Hui - The Durability of the Current Expansion
Intelligence Memos
From: William B.P. Robson, Jeremy M. Kronick, and Nikki Hui To: Worried Canadian Stock Market Watchers Date: February 12, 2018 Re: The durability of the current expansion A slumping stock market –...
Nicholas Le Pan - Getting Canada Ready for Its Systemic Risk Audit
Intelligence Memos
To:  All Canadian financial regulators From:  Nicholas Le Pan Date: September 21, 2017 Re: Getting Canada Ready for Its Systemic Risk Audit When the IMF last reviewed Canada’s financial system in...

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