Stability, Resilience and Innovation: Canada in Focus

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Sibos 2020 Feature Article for Asset Servicing Times

November 2020

Canada continues to hold a strong position among institutional investors on the world stage, showcasing the strength of our six big banks, sophisticated pension managers, leading asset managers, growing insurance sponsors and other financial market stakeholders.

Canada’s financial sector is characterized by robust and mature markets, marked by stability and transparency, proven infrastructure and efficient settlement mechanisms and an effective regulatory environment. Also central to this confidence is a culture of participants’ prudent risk management and innovation. For global financial institutions and investors that wish to capitalize, Canada makes a strong argument.

Global investors into Canada continue to recognize the country’s many advantages, including our highly-skilled, well-educated and diverse workforce, status as a hub for technological innovation and advanced infrastructure. According to The Economist Intelligence Unit, Canada retains first place in its regional rank of G7 countries for the best business environment. Indeed, Canada offers an array of incentive and support programs to enable global investment, including an Accelerated Investment Incentive, Strategic Innovation Fund and an Innovation Superclusters Initiative to name a few.

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