Regulation Matters

A webinar series for financial services professionals

PwC is pleased to host a series of interactive webinars: Regulation Matters for financial services professionals who are dealing with today's growing body of diverse and complex regulations.

Each webinar in our Regulation Matters series will spotlight the latest regulatory updates to help you adapt through this fast-paced and ever-changing environment. At the end of each webinar, we will leave time to answer your specific questions. Beyond the webinar series, we will always be happy to continue the conversation with you.

Attendees for each session are eligible to receive one CPD credit per session.


Thursday, June 11, 2015 — Summer 2015 Session

Speakers Sandeep Dhiman, Barb Elliott and Owen Thomas discussed:

  • IFRS 4, Phase II - Ongoing changes and interaction with IFRS 9
    An update on the latest developments for the proposed new standard for Insurance Contracts and consideration of the interaction with IFRS 9 Financial Instruments.
  • Changes to National Instrument 45-106: Prospectus Exemptions
    Effective May 5, 2015, changes were made to the prospectus exemptions rules. The changes included a new category of accredited investor, updates to the friends, family and business associates exemption, new risk acknowledgment forms and removal of the minimum amount exemption. We will provide a summary of the changes, discuss the rationale behind them and provide thoughts on key considerations.
  • Operational risk: The importance of risk culture and conduct
    In the aftermath of the financial crisis, managing reputational risk has become a key consideration for regulators and financial institutions to sustain and ensure confidence in the financial system. We will discuss key elements of risk culture and risk conduct, including tone from the top, accountability and the role of effective challenge.

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April 16, 2015 — Spring 2015 Session

Speakers Sean Cable, Petrina Dolby, Barb Elliott and Byren Innes discussed:

  • IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers
    In May 2014, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) published a new standard IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers, that sets out the principles for when revenue should be recognized and how it should be measured. We will look at the requirements of IFRS 15, consider the implications, and steps to implementing the standard.
  • Client Relationship Management (CRM) II
    An update on the latest developments on the Client Relationship Management (CRM) II regulation. The aim of CRM is to enhance investor protection in Canada through improved relationship disclosure, conflict management, and suitability and account performance reporting. Phase 2, known as CRM II, is focused on enriching investors' understanding of the cost and performance of their investments.

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January 28, 2015 — Winter 2015 Session

Speakers Marc Buklis, Sydney Richardson and Jonathan Riva discussed:

  • Risk Reporting and Data Aggregation
    A discussion on Risk Reporting and Data Aggregation in the Financial Services sector, including a brief introduction of the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision (BCBS) 239 Principles for Risk Reporting and Data Aggregation. OSFI has mandated that the Canadian D-SIBs (7) be compliant with the BCBS 239 Principles by December 2016.
  • 2015 Minimum Capital Test (MCT) Guideline
    A discussion of the significant changes to the MCT guideline effective on January 1, 2015 for all P&C insurers and foreign branches. The changes to the guideline are significant to some P&C insurers, but not to others. This discussion will highlight how the changes will impact your regulatory capital and which types of insurers will experience the biggest impact.
  • OSFI/Basel leverage ratio
    A review of the OSFI guidance and disclosure requirements on the Basel III Leverage Ratio framework, finalized in November 2014, including guidance and implementation challenges. The framework provides a transparent, non-risk based leverage ratio to supplement current risk-based capital measures and Pillar 3 Disclosure Requirements. OSFI regulated banks will need to provide this disclosure and related explanations in 2015.

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October 30, 2014 — Fall 2014 session

Speakers Marc Buklis, Leigh Chalmers and Ryan Leopold discussed:

  • OSFI Liquidity Rules
    A brief introduction to the new OSFI regulations in January 2015, including an overview of issues involved in implementation of the calculation and reporting of the new metrics. As well as integration of new regulatory standards into liquidity and balance sheet management and decision making.
  • IFRS 9 Financial Instruments
    A review of the final standard released in July 2014 with a focus on classification and measurement, as well as the new Expected Credit Loss Impairment model.
  • IFRS 4 — Accounting for insurance contracts
    A discussion of the tentative conclusions made by the Board on the IFRS 4 Exposure Draft released in 2013. As the Board continues to re-deliberate and make decisions, this quick update will allow you to stay abreast of a standard that may have significant impact on your business. After almost 20 years could this standard really be close to final?

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June 11, 2014 — Summer 2014 session

Speakers Petrina Dolby, Barb Elliott, Marco Fillion and Rani Turna discussed:

  • Client Relationship Management (CRM) II
    The aim of CRM is to enhance investor protection in Canada through improved relationship disclosure, conflict management, and suitability and account performance reporting. Phase 2, known as CRM II, is focused on enriching investors' understanding of the cost and performance of their investments. We will provide an overview of this regulation and its implications.
  • Banking Banana Skins 2014 — Inching towards recovery
    A review of the results from Banking Banana Skins 2014 — a unique report that provides insight into the changing risk factors facing the global banking industry.
  • IFRS 4 Phase II — Accounting for insurance contracts
    Developments and decisions from the IASB since the release of their exposure draft in June 2013.

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April 9, 2014 — Spring 2014 session

Jason Boggs, Marco Fillion and Rani Turna discussed:

  • Derivatives Trade Repositories and Reporting
    • Exploring compliance with OSC Rule 91-507
  • OSFI Guidelines
    • What's new in the regulatory landscape?
  • Insurance regulatory head winds
    • IFRS 4 - ORSA - New Solvency Regime: A convergence of regulatory forces

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January 15, 2014 — Winter 2014 session

Speakers Leigh Chalmers, Ryan Leopold and Brent Murray discussed:

  • Indirect Tax
    • Inter-provincial GST/HST issues for financial institutions (SLFI Rules): An overview of the "special attribution method" for selected listed financial institutions and the net tax adjustment measures
    • GST/HST self-assessment rules for imported taxable supplies and expanded rules for financial institutions
  • IFRS 9
    • Will this standard ever be finalized?
  • IFRS 4
    • What we are hearing from the insurance industry(Canadian and internationally) and OSFI?
    • Comments from the IASB at their outreach forum

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October 24, 2013 — Fall 2013 session

Speakers Leigh Chalmers, Tony Pedari and Rani Turna discuss:

  • Operational risk - An update on the risk landscape
  • IFRS 4 - The IASB's exposure draft on accounting for insurance contracts
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) - What's new? An update on compliance in Canada

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June 25, 2013 — Summer 2013 session

Speakers Marco Fillion, Frank Martens, Robin Taylor and Rani Turna discuss:

  • OSFI Guidelines - Exploring the regulatory landscape through risk culture and internal audit
  • Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA) - OSFI's draft guideline E-19: what does it mean to insurers?
  • COSO (Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission) - Update on the Internal Controls Framework: 2013

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April 16, 2013 — Spring 2013 session

Speakers John Martin del Campo, Ryan Leopold, Paula Pereira and Rani Turna discuss:

  • IFRS - Summary of changes from the IASB's exposure draft on new loan loss accounting rules (IFRS 9 Impairment of Financial Assets)
  • Anti-Money Laundering - Update on new regulations amending Canadian Anti-Money Laundering legislation
  • FATCA - Update on FATCA regulatory landscape and managing compliance risk through an effective FATCA governance model and controls framework

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January 22, 2013 — Winter 2013 session

Speakers Jason Boggs, Salim Hasham, Ryan Leopold and Rani Turna discuss:

  • IFRS - The latest developments and exposure drafts
  • Enhanced Disclosure Task Force – an overview of content and implementation considerations and examples
  • OSFI Guidelines – The current landscape and emerging operational risk issues, such as cyber crime, and how to prepare

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