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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...

May 27, 2011 - John Chant

Bank failures around the world during the recent financial crisis put taxpayers on the hook for trillions of dollars in government backstopping. In future, requiring banks to issue contingent...

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