Toronto Finance International

Toronto Finance International
Toronto Finance International is a public-private partnership between Canada’s largest financial services institutions and the government. Our organization is the lead voice for the international promotion of the Toronto Financial Centre and the global prominence of our financial services sector.

Recent Posts

New Institute for Sustainable Finance Will Harness Canada’s “Best and Brightest”

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Dec 4, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Last month, we had the honour of launching the new Institute for Sustainable Finance. The event, held at theSmith School of Business downtown Toronto facility, was filled with over 100 of our peers and colleagues from academia, government, and the financial industry. We were pleased to have Toronto Finance International (TFI)’s support in communicating the importance of advancing sustainable finance expertise in Canada in the lead up to the event and we look forward to continuing to work with TFI to move the dialogue on sustainable finance forward.

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Topics: Sustainable Finance, Canada, Toronto, Climate Change, Green Finance

Australia’s Consumer Data Right becomes law

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Sep 27, 2019 10:57:48 AM

Written by Scott Farrell - Senior Partner at King & Wood Mallesons, Co-chair of the Australian Government's FinTech Advisory Group and Leader of the Australian Government’s review into Open Banking

The law to establish the Consumer Data Right (CDR) has been passed by the Australian Parliament.  The way is now clear for Open Banking to start in Australia, as the first implementation of the CDR.  After so much work has gone into the development of CDR and Open Banking, Australian customers will soon have the right to ask for their data to be shared with others they choose to trust. 

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Topics: Australia, Open Banking

Rotman's Financial Acumen Program for Women

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Dec 20, 2018 3:51:55 PM

Source: TFI Newsletter December 2018 Edition 

Rotman School of Management, in partnership with TD Bank, are working to develop a Financial Acumen Development Program for Women. This program will complement Rotman’s many programs within its Initiative for Women in Business, which has been committed to strengthening the female talent pipeline since 2008. The purpose of this Financial Acumen Development Program is to help women working in Canada’s Financial industry improve their Analytical Thinking and Financial Acumen Skills.

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Topics: Canada, Talent, Finance

What Canada’s Increased Immigration Levels Mean for Toronto’s Financial Services Industry

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Nov 30, 2018 2:11:05 PM

Source: TFI Newsletter November 2018 Edition 

The Canadian government recently released its immigration levels plan for 2019 to 2021, aimed at increasing permanent residents to Canada, with a focus on spurring economic innovation.

Toronto employs almost 400,000 professionals in the Financial Services Industry; making it Canada’s largest financial centre, and the second largest financial center in North America. Financial Services (FS) professionals work in the country’s well-established banking institutions, as well as in securities and investment, insurance, fund management and technology companies. While the FS industry has been actively developing this talent domestically, having world-class talent means attracting many professionals from abroad. The FS industry in Toronto has had to innovate to attract, develop and retain top talent to sustain its competitive advantage, among other global financial hubs.

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Topics: Canada, Talent, Finance, International Markets

TFI Joins World Alliance of International Financial Centres (WAIFC)

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Oct 11, 2018 11:25:57 AM

Source: TFI Newsletter October 2018 Edition 

TFI formally joined the World Alliance of International Financial Centres (WAIFC) in July 2018. The mandate of WAIFC is to facilitate cooperation and the exchange of best practices across financial centers.  Initial projects will include collecting data on financial centres, green investment and infrastructure, FinTech, and the role of financial centers in financing the real economy.

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Topics: Sustainable Finance, Canada

Global investors find value in making a difference

Posted by Toronto Finance International on Oct 11, 2018 9:30:42 AM

Source: TFI Newsletter October 2018 Edition 

It is possible to make money while doing good.

This is not simply an idealist’s dream. It is actually a founding belief that brings 11 major global investors together. AIMCo, Allianz, Aviva, CalPERS, CDPQ, Generali, Natixis Investment Managers, OMERS, Ontario Teachers’, OPTrust and PGGM – representing more than $6 trillion in assets under management – have agreed to work together and pledged to commit resources, expertise and networks to make a difference.  Needless to say, investors have not joined forces just to talk: they are looking for tangible results. Led by Ontario Teachers’ and CDPQ, the group has sought the participation of key partners and decided first to focus its energy on three specific initiatives:

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Topics: Sustainable Finance, Canada


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