News & Media Releases

April 19, 2017

10,000 New Student Opportunities by End of 2020: Toronto Financial Services Alliance Launches Ambitious Pilot to Help Young Canadians Jump-Start Their Careers

Toronto region’s financial services employers are increasing their investment in young Canadians through a ground-breaking, sector-wide initiative to create 10,000 new work-integrated learning opportunities for post-secondary students by the end of 2020.  Named ASPIRE, the pilot program has been designed by the Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA), with the help of 10 financial services employers and 7 Ontario colleges and universities.  ASPIRE’s complementary goals are to improve students’ transition from school to the workplace and grow the pipeline of in-demand skills needed in the sector.  
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March 9, 2017

RECAP: Finance Cybersecurity Partnering Forum

More than 200 experts from financial services and fintech companies, academia and government gathered March 8 to exchange ideas and identify the potential for future collaborations in finance cybersecurity innovation...
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February 24, 2017

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.
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February 14, 2017

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.
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February 7, 2017

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.
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February 6, 2017

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.
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February 3, 2017

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.
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January 16, 2017

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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January 11, 2017

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.
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January 1, 2017

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. 
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January 1, 2017

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.
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January 1, 2017

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.
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December 30, 2016

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."
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December 12, 2016

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.
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December 8, 2016

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.
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May 15, 2017
Fintech Symposium: Redefining Global Financial Centres in a Fintech Era

May 1, 2017
Cardware 2017

Apr 19, 2017
10,000 New Student Opportunities by End of 2020: Toronto Financial Services Alliance Launches Ambitious Pilot to Help Young Canadians Jump-Start Their Careers

Mar 9, 2017
RECAP: Finance Cybersecurity Partnering Forum

Feb 24, 2017
TFSA Welcomes New Member: DBRS



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