Ep. #16 – Supervising Climate Risk – ECCB’s Perspective



In this podcast Babak Abbaszadeh, CEO of Toronto Centre, interviews ECCB Governor Timothy Antoine on the work of the ECCB to deal with climate and environmental risks.  Governor Antoine highlights how these risks impact financial stability and economic prosperity of small island states.  He strongly encourages all countries to address this issue to protect the well-being of all.

Governor Timothy Antoine is an economist and development practitioner. He was born in Grenada and has served as the third Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) since 1 February 2016. 

Mr. Antoine spent 14 of his 22 years with the Government of Grenada’s Ministry of Finance as Permanent Secretary, and previously held positions such as Planning Officer and Senior Economist. In addition to his experience as a senior manager, Mr. Antoine has also accrued significant experience in financial regulation, as Chairman of the Grenada Authority for the Regulation of Financial Institutions (regulator of non-banks) and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank. 

He has also served as Advisor in the Office of the Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean of the World Bank Group and was based in Washington DC. 

Mr. Antoine holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of the West Indies, and a M.Sc. in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries from the London School of Economics. 

In 2018, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from St George’s University. He was also the recipient of the Order of Grenada Gold Award for Excellence in 2016. 

Mr. Antoine is currently the Chairman of the Eastern Caribbean Home Mortgage Bank, the Chairman of the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange and the Chairman of CCRIF SPC. 


Ep. #15 – Les Initiatives FinTech À L’Autorité Des Marchés Financiers, Québec (FRE)



Dans ce podcast, Ilana Singer, présidente du conseil consultatif des valeurs mobilières du Toronto Centre, discute avec Lise Estelle Brault, la directrice principale de Fintech, de l’innovation et de l’encadrement des dérivés, l’Autorité des marchés financiers au Québec, Canada pour explorer et comprendre les nouvelles technologies dans les marchés financiers, et pour aider les compagnies fintech à se conformer à la règlementation des valeurs mobilières au Québec. Elles discutent de la manière dont l’expérience de l’AMF peut être appliquée aux marchés émergents et aux pays en développement.


Ep. #15 – FinTech Initiatives at the Autorité Des Marchés Financiers, Quebec (ENG)



In this podcast, Ilana Singer, Chair of the Toronto Centre Securities Advisory Board, speaks with Lise Estelle Brault, the Senior Director of FinTech, Innovation and Derivatives at the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) in Quebec, Canada. They discuss the AMF’s initiative to explore and understand new technologies in the market and to assist startup firms in complying with securities regulation in Quebec. They discuss how AMF’s experience can be applied to emerging markets and developing countries.


Ep. #14 – Securities and Capital Markets Regulation and Supervision in South Africa



In this podcast, Bert Chanetsa, Toronto Centre Program Leader, former securities and capital markets regulator, and former member of IOSCO, discusses key themes from his recently published book titled ‘Securities and Capital Markets Regulation in South Africa – A Contemporary View’. He shares his view of securities and capital markets regulation and supervision in South Africa and the context and motivation for the significant reforms underway.


Ep. #13 – Initiatives de changement climatique et de développement durable au Maroc



Une discussion de diverses initiatives que le Maroc est en train d’entreprendre dans les domaines de changement climatique et développement durable.


Ep. #12 – Quantum Computing & Cyber Attacks – The Implications for Financial Stability



In this episode, Toronto Centre President and CEO Babak Abbaszadeh interviews Dr. Michele Mosca, a renowned mathematician who is globally recognized for his drive to help academia, industry, and government prepare our cyber systems to be safe in an era with quantum computers. They discuss quantum computing, cyberattacks, and the implications for financial stability.


Ep. #11 – The Power of Communication During a Financial Crisis



At Toronto Centre, we are very fortunate to work with experts in financial supervision and regulation. While we are “on the go” at our programs, we are often presented with opportunities to sit down and chat with them, which we did recently at our International Program on Crisis Preparedness and Resolution Options in Stockholm. In this podcast, Cecilia Skingsley, Deputy Governor of the Riksbank, discusses the importance of communication in times of financial crisis and stability. She shares learnings from the Swedish crisis and briefly discusses how social media can be a communication tool for financial supervisors and regulators.





EP. #10 – To Protect or to Foster Innovation – An Inside Look at a Regulator’s Initiative to do Both



In this podcast, Ilana Singer, Chair of the Securities Advisory Board, Toronto Centre interviews Mark Adams Senior Executive Leader, Strategic Intelligence, ASIC.


Fintech has become one of the biggest buzz words in the industry over the past 5 years. There is no doubt that technology has vast potential and fosters creativity and innovation. However, securities regulators and supervisors around the world have been trying to find the delicate balance between encouraging innovation while protecting investors. In this podcast, Mark Adams discusses the Innovation Hub, an initiative of Australian Securities and Investments Commission that aims to assist fintechs in navigating the regulatory framework while protecting investors and capital markets.






Ep. #9 – Introducing the Newest Technology to Capital Markets – The Industry’s Perspective



In this podcast, Ilana Singer, Chair of the Securities Advisory Board, Toronto Centre interviews Katie McDermott General Manager for Equity Post-Trade Services, Australian Securities Exchange.


The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is the first in the world to use distributed ledger technology in its clearing and settlement system. In this podcast, Katie McDermott will discuss the challenges and opportunities from the Exchange’s perspective and the most important lessons learned throughout this process. She will also discuss how regulators and supervisors can facilitate the creation and adoption of the latest technological innovations.






Ep. #8 – Introducing the Newest Technology to Capital Markets: The Regulator’s Perspective



In this podcast, Ilana Singer, Chair of the Securities Advisory Board, Toronto Centre interviews Oliver Harvey, Chief Supervisory Officer, Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is one of the world’s leading financial market exchanges, offering numerous services, including listings, trading, clearing and settlement. The ASX is in the process of incorporating distributed ledger technology into its clearing and settlement system. In this podcast, we have the opportunity to hear from Oliver Harvey about the regulator’s perspective on overseeing the overhaul of the technological underpinnings at one of the world’s leading exchanges.