Managing Uncertainty: The Search for a Golden Discount-Rate Rule for Defined-Benefit Pensions
January 31, 2019 - Stuart Landon and Constance Smith

Public-Sector pensions are using risky projections to calculate their future liabilities, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Managing Uncertainty: The Search for a Golden...

Securing Monetary and Financial Stability: Why Canada Needs a Macroprudential Policy Framework
June 24, 2015 - David Longworth and Paul Jenkins

The Bank of Canada should focus monetary policy on inflation, not systemic risk, according to a new report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Securing Monetary and Financial Stability...

Shareholder Liability: A New (Old) Way of Thinking about Financial Regulation
February 19, 2014 - Finn Poschmann

In the wake of a series of crises, international and domestic financial regulation has become highly complex and prescriptive, but doesn’t address the fundamental issues behind the crises,...

Reining in the Risks: Rethinking the Role of Crown Financial Corporations in Canada
February 6, 2013 - Finn Poschmann and Philippe Bergevin

After years of “mission creep” at Canada’s Crown financial corporations, their activities have expanded far beyond their original mandates and need reassessment, according to a new report from the...

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...

Reducing the Potential for Future Financial Crises: A Framework for Macro-Prudential Policy in Canada
May 22, 2012 - Gordon Thiessen and Paul Jenkins

Canada needs a policy framework and new governance structure beyond what is in place to reduce the potential for future financial crises, according to Paul Jenkins, former Senior Deputy Governor,...

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