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TFSA Welcomes New Member: DBRS
DBRS is an independent, privately held, globally recognized credit ratings agency with offices in Toronto, New York, London, Chicago and Mexico City. They strive to differentiate ourselves from competitors through a more pragmatic rather than mechanistic approach, in-depth research and unequalled mandate execution.
TFSA Welcomes New Member: Morneau Shepell
Morneau Shepell is the only human resources consulting and technology company that takes an integrative approach to employee assistance, health, benefits, and retirement needs. The Company is the leading provider of employee and family assistance programs, the largest administrator of retirement and benefits plans and the largest provider of integrated absence management solutions in Canada.
Ontario and Israel Partner on $20-Million Research Network
Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) have launched a new, $20-million bilateral program. Both jurisdictions have committed $5M each over 5 years to support the Ontario - Israel Research Network Program-MAGNET (OIRNP-MAGNET) for a total of $10M that will be matched by participating SMEs.
Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA) Welcomes Jane E. Kinney as Chair of the Board
At its first Board meeting of the year, the Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA) appointed Jane E. Kinney as the new Chair of the Board of Directors. With over 30 years of experience in the financial services sector, Jane is a recognized leader in governance, risk management, regulatory compliance and internal audit services. Currently Vice-Chair of Deloitte and a member of its leadership team, she has also filled the roles of Chief Risk Officer, Managing Partner of the quality & risk practice, global Chief Risk Officer, a member of the firm's Board of Directors and a member of the Board Risk Committee.
TFSA Welcomes the Official Launch of Toronto Global: a One-Stop Shop Investment Agency for the Toronto Region
Today, the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth, the Cities of Toronto, Mississauga, and Brampton, and the regional municipalities of Halton, York and Durham announced the launch of Toronto Global, an investment attraction agency dedicated to showcasing and leveraging the unique, multi-sector strengths of the Toronto Region to drive Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and growth. As part of today's announcement, all three levels of government committed $19.5 million in funding over three years to enhance the business attractiveness of the Toronto Region when competing against other major global cities like New York, London, San Francisco, Singapore and Shanghai.
Join Canada's FinTech Mission to Hong Kong
Global Affairs Canada through the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao and the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), are looking for fintech companies to participate in the "Canadian Financial Technologies Mission to Hong Kong".
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Global Survey Rates Toronto as Major Fintech Centre
A global survey on trends and innovations in financial services ranks Toronto as one of the top fintech centres in the world. The survey, conducted at the end of last year by the Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA) and Z/Yen, a leading UK think-tank, received unique responses from over 300 individuals working in financial centres worldwide. The survey rated Toronto as the fourth leading global fintech centre of the future.
TFSA Welcomes New Member: Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bank of America Merrill Lynch recognizes and embraces the importance of building a strong presence in Canada. We provide financial products and services throughout the country to corporate, institutional and commercial clients. Bank of America Merrill Lynch's affiliated entities in Canada include Bank of America, National Association (Canada Branch), Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. and Merrill Lynch Canada Services Inc. We hire talented people from diverse backgrounds who are committed to providing the very best products and services to Bank of America Merrill Lynch customers.
TFSA Welcomes New Member: Robert Walters
Robert Walters is a global, specialist professional recruitment consultancy.Over the last 30 years the business has grown and they now operate across 27 countries and employ over 3,000 people.
TFSA Welcomes New Member: OPTrust
With net assets of $18.4 billion, OPTrust invests and manages one of Canada's largest pension funds and administers the OPSEU Pension Plan, a defined benefit plan with almost 87,000 members and retirees. OPTrust was established to give plan members and the Government of Ontario an equal voice in the administration of the OPSEU Pension Plan and the management of the assets through joint trusteeship. OPTrust is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees, five of whom are appointed by OPSEU and five by the Government of Ontario.
Congratulations to our President and CEO, Janet Ecker on her Order of Canada Appointment
"I am delighted to recognize these new recipients of the Order of Canada in this milestone year," said the Governor General. "Besides marking Canada's 150th anniversary, 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Order. So let's be inspired by the examples set by these remarkable Canadians and use this occasion to build a smarter and more caring country in which every individual can succeed to the greatest extent possible."
Participate in Ontario's Red Tape Challenge to Improve Regulation
Participate in the Red Tape Challenge and help Ontario government identify the business regulations that need to be updated, improved or eliminated. They are currently consulting on regulations that applies to the financial services sector, but welcome your ideas no matter what field you work in.
Canada – The RMB Gateway to North America (VIDEO)
In 2014, Canada became the first trading hub in North America for the Chinese currency, the Renminbi (RMB). Businesses trading with China can now see significant cost savings and other benefits by using Canada's RMB Hub.
New Opportunities Knock for Trade Deals
Despite trade deals facing opposition, Canada still has key opportunities to expand its global presence, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Playing from Strength: Canada's Trade Deal Priorities for Financial Services," authors Daniel Schwanen, Jeremy Kronick and Ramya Muthukumaran summarize Canada's competitive strengths in financial and related services, and provide the top five markets which Canadian trade policymakers should prioritize in order to exploit these advantages.
Financial Services Sector a Source of Capital and Growth for Canada's Economy
The financial services sector has been a strong source of growth for the Canadian economy over the past decade. Beyond the jobs it supports and GDP it generates, the financial services sector also facilitates growth for other businesses in the economy, according to a new Conference Board of Canada report released today.
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