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Opportunities for Better Systemic Risk Management in Canada
September 21, 2017 - Nicholas Le Pan

Ottawa and the provinces should bolster their ability to monitor and deal with systemic risks to the financial system, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In Opportunities for...

Not Ready for Prime Time: Canada’s Proposed New Securities Regulator
September 19, 2017 - Harvey Naglie

Canada’s proposed new securities regulator , due to be rolled out next year, is not ready for launch, according to a leading financial expert. In Not Ready for Prime Time: Canada’s Proposed...

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....

Finding Common Cause: The Renewed Quest for a National Securities Regulator
June 28, 2012 - Jeremy Fraiberg

In the wake of a setback from the Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa is forging ahead with the idea of creating a national securities regulator using a cooperative approach that could pay off,...

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 3, 2011 - Thorsten V. Koeppl

The recent financial crisis has driven many plans for improving the stability and resilience of the global financial system.  One concept, managing the risk of default in securities or financial...

Harvey Naglie - The New Capital Markets Securities Regulator Is Not Investor Friendly
Intelligence Memos
From: Harvey Naglie To: Canadian Stock Market Regulators Date: September 20, 2017 Re:  The New Capital Markets Securities Regulator Is Not Investor Friendly The federal government together with five...
InterOil-Exxon Precedent Delivers a Wake-Up Call on Fairness Opinions: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Rare is the precedent-setting securities case that emerges from the Yukon Court of Appeal. The recent attempted arrangement between InterOil Corp. and Exxon Mobile Corp., however, has given rise to...
Published in the Financial Post on April 1, 2015 By: Anita Anand Anita Anand is a Professor of Law, University of Toronto, and a Fellow-in-Residence at the C.D. Howe Institute.  “Hostile bidders will...

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