Category Archives: Podcast

Ep. #98 – Preparing For The Next Recession



The panel discussed how high inflation, supply chain disruptions, the ongoing pandemic and geopolitical conflicts could trigger the next global recession and what financial authorities could do to mitigate the impacts. Read their bios here. Read the transcript here.


Ep. #97 – Digital Revolution: A Bridge To Women’s Empowerment And Financial Inclusion



The podcast explores the role of digitalization in women’s financial inclusion. Ms. Aditi Namdeo, Chief Partnerships Officer (CPO) of the Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH), India, shares the inspiration for and experience from an exclusive TechSprint initiative hosted by RBIH which focused on self-reliant women. She also explores some of the barriers and facilitators to women’s financial inclusion in India.

Read their bios here.

Read the transcript here.


Ep. #93 – Resilience to Cyber Threats in The Financial Sector



Cyber threats and incidents are a growing concern, posing risks to the safety and stability of the financial system. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, these risks have heightened. Remote working and increased use of financial services over digital channels have opened more points of banking system access to malicious actors. This panel discussed the importance of cybersecurity and discuss how financial institutions can improve their resilience to cyber threats and incidents. It discussed the role the policymakers, supervisors and regulators can play. Read the biographies here. Read the transcript here.


Ep. #92 – Blended Finance and Climate Adaptation Considerations for Financial Supervisors



This podcast addresses some key topics to encourage leaders, including financial supervisors and regulators, to consider blended finance as a vehicle to support the fight against the worst effects of climate change. It covers examples of blended finance projects in developing and emerging economies, implications for supervisors and regulators, the role of blended finance in just climate financing, and the constraints and ways to increase blended finance. Read the biographies here. Read the transcript here.


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. #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.

Click here to view the full transcript: https://www.torontocentre.org/Files/NewsResources/7-23-2019/TC%20Podcast%201%20Oliver.pdf






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.

Click here to view the full transcript: https://www.torontocentre.org/Files/NewsResources/7-23-2019/TC_Podcast%20TRANSCRIPT%20Katie.pdf






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.

Click here to view the full transcript: https://www.torontocentre.org/Files/NewsResources/7-30-2019/Podcast%20MARK.pdf






Ep. #6 – Regulating and Supervising Crypto Assets



A stimulating conversation between Clive Briault, Chair, Toronto Centre Banking Advisory Board and Timothy Massad, Senior Fellow, The John F.Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University on regulating and supervising crypto assets.