2017 Reports & Studies

How does Toronto’s financial sector compare with its global peers? What are its strengths? What issues need attention?

We work to build a consensus among our partners on how to strengthen Toronto’s financial services sector, and it all begins with sharing information, insights and expertise.

Reports

Partners in Growth: 2017 Report Card on Canada and Toronto’s Financial Services Sector

Financial services are a critical component of the Canadian economy. The sector directly accounted for 4.5 per cent of Canadian employment and 7.2 per cent of GDP in 2016 and has been a source of growth for Canada in recent years. This report examines how the financial services sector supports small and medium sized enterprises in Canada. The report also considers the sector's international trade and investment performance. Finally, Toronto's role in Canada's financial services sector is assessed. This includes examining the sector's importance to Toronto's economy, as well as how Toronto compares with other international financial centres.
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Seizing the Opportunity: Building the Toronto Region into a Global Fintech Leader

This report analyzes the fintech ecosystem that continues to develop within the TorontoKitchener-Waterloo corridor (what we will refer to as "the Toronto region," or simply "the corridor"). It establishes a benchmark framework to compare this ecosystem with others around the world. The report also explores emerging trends in the sector and the impact of the existing regulatory and policy environment-and makes recommendations for how the Toronto region can establish itself as a global leader in fintech.
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Trends and Innovations in Financial Services

Innovations in financial services are one of the key areas occupying senior executives in financial services firms worldwide. Things are changing and existing business processes
are being disrupted at such a pace that it is often difficult to make sense of the developments in the industry. In order to see through some of the confusion, this report provides an overview of the perceptions of international finance professionals and their views regarding recent trends and innovations in financial services and by FinTech.
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NEWS & EVENTS

Apr 19, 2018
Leading Finance Centres Agree Action Plan for Green & Sustainable Finance

Apr 16, 2018
TFSA Welcomes Announcement of Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance

Apr 12, 2018
Toronto Financial Services Alliance Welcomes the Government of Canada's Support to Create More Student Work Opportunities for Post-Secondary Students in Financial Services

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