Risk Management and Governance


“The real strength here is the diversity of the board and its expertise”


“The real strength here is the diversity of the board and its expertise”

December 2012

Conversation with Yawar Shah, Chairman of SWIFT, on


“If you’re big in diversification it reduces the risk”


“If you’re big in diversification it reduces the risk”

April 2012

Conversation with Dick Kovacevich, chairman emeritus of Wells Fargo, on – sub-prime mortgages – the discipline required in risk management – the impact of regulatory costs on financial services


“The PPP works best only when you have an income stream”


“The PPP works best only when you have an income stream”

October 2011

(Part 1 of 3) Conversation with David Miller, former Mayor of Toronto, on – funding large infrastructure projects through debt, not Public-Private Partnerships – raising taxes to tap a booming property market.


“The PPP works best only when you have an income stream”


“The PPP works best only when you have an income stream”

October 2011

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with David Miller, former Mayor of Toronto, on – funding large infrastructure projects through debt, not Public-Private Partnerships – raising taxes to tap a booming property market.


“The PPP works best only when you have an income stream”


“The PPP works best only when you have an income stream”

October 2011

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with David Miller, former Mayor of Toronto, on – what the US could learn from Toronto’s approach to debt – the virtues of a consumption tax – the impact of Asia’s growth on Canada.


“We’ve been working on our China strategy for at least 20 years.”


“We’ve been working on our China strategy for at least 20 years.”

October 2011

(Part 1 of 3) Conversation with Rick Waugh, CEO, Scotiabank – the curious history of Scotiabank – the big differences to banks in the United States – marketing Canada as ‘America Lite’.


“We’ve been working on our China strategy for at least 20 years.”


“We’ve been working on our China strategy for at least 20 years.”

October 2011

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with Rick Waugh, CEO, Scotiabank — How it started, and grew, in Malaysia — how it started in Chongqing — the strategy behind white-boxing its banking services to grow overseas.


“We’ve been working on our China strategy for at least 20 years.”


“We’ve been working on our China strategy for at least 20 years.”

October 2011

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with Rick Waugh, CEO, Scotiabank – expanding in markets abroad during the worrying economic climate — answering analysts’ comments — maintaining a strong return on investment.