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...

The Rise in Consumer Credit and Bankruptcy: Cause for Concern?
April 4, 2012 - James MacGee

Canadian households are saddled with unprecedented amounts of debt through bank loans, credit cards and lines of credit, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe...

Financial Stability: The Next Frontier for Canadian Monetary Policy
January 25, 2012

Canada should improve its oversight of financial stability in the economy with a watchdog committee co-chaired by the Bank of Canada and Finance Canada, according to a report released today by the...

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...

August 16, 2011 - Paul Jenkins, Philippe Bergevin and Pierre Duguay

Our understanding of the links between the financial sector and the rest of the economy needs to improve, concludes a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In When Nightmares Become Real:...

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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