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  • Investment Opportunities in Tanzania
    Text  Lowassa, The Rt. Hon. Edward N., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 30 Nov 2006, 156-163     A repeated appeal to governments in rich countries like Canada, to business and collateral governments, to work together to ensure that Africa's abundant natural resources not only contribute to their country's economic development but also that such rich resources should produce blessings not curses. Negotiations with mining companies to review ...
    Text  Lowassa, The Rt. Hon. Edward N., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 30 Nov 2006, 156-163   A repeated appeal to governments in rich countries like Canada, to business and collateral governments, to work together to ensure that Africa's abundant natural resources not only contribute to their ...
  • Annual Financial Forum
    Text  Pyle, Andrew; Rubin, Jeffrey G.; Lewis, George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 4 Jan 2007, 237-253     George Lewis RBC's view of the global equity markets. Some differences and agreements and assumptions with the speaker's co-panelists. A few words about the RBC Investment Strategy Committee. Who is on the Committee; what they recommend. Recommendations from the past; this view to remain intact. Some details of expectations. Why ...
    Text  Pyle, Andrew; Rubin, Jeffrey G.; Lewis, George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 4 Jan 2007, 237-253   George Lewis RBC's view of the global equity markets. Some differences and agreements and assumptions with the speaker's co-panelists. A few words about the RBC Investment Strategy Committee. Who is ...
  • 2006 Investment Outlook
    Text  Fell, Anthony S.; Rosenberg, David A.; Nagy, Miklos, CFA, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 5 Jan 2006, 231-250     Anthony S. Fell. Focus on two market segments: the outlook for commodity prices in general and secondly gold prices. Focus on the longer term - five years to a decade or more. Why a long view is essential in commodities. Some facts. A positive view based on several fundamentals - ...
    Text  Fell, Anthony S.; Rosenberg, David A.; Nagy, Miklos, CFA, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 5 Jan 2006, 231-250   Anthony S. Fell. Focus on two market segments: the outlook for commodity prices in general and secondly gold prices. Focus on the longer term - five years to a decade ...
  • Canada Needs More of the World
    Text  Waugh, Richard E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 27 Oct 2005, 82-92     Scotiabank as Canada's most international bank. Some illustratiave statistics. Ways in which Canada needs more of the world. The need to embrace internationalism. Factors changing the world's economic landscape. The need to recognize these trends and embrace the opportunity they present. A note of caution and the need to focus. ...
    Text  Waugh, Richard E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 27 Oct 2005, 82-92   Scotiabank as Canada's most international bank. Some illustratiave statistics. Ways in which Canada needs more of the world. The need to embrace internationalism. Factors changing the world's economic landscape. The ...
  • Revolutinary Thinking in Retail Banking
    Text  Kuhlmann, Arkadi, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 9 Jun 2005, 454-465     Shareholders benefitting - consumers getting left behind. Canadian banks slipping in global rankings. Do better or risk "shrinking to greatness." Consumer trends and technological innovations driving change in the banking industry. The regulatory framework and its effects. A review of the retail banking industry in Canada. Empowered customers embracing change ...
    Text  Kuhlmann, Arkadi, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 9 Jun 2005, 454-465   Shareholders benefitting - consumers getting left behind. Canadian banks slipping in global rankings. Do better or risk "shrinking to greatness." Consumer trends and technological innovations driving change in the banking ...
  • Opportunities in France
    Text  Trupin, Laurent, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 14 Apr 2005, 331-338     The French paradox. Welcoming foreign direct investments. Some facts and figures. France on the move and what that means, particularly in terms of economics. A major relaxation of the 35-hour work week. Legal restrictions on collective dismissals. France's R&D tax system. Sectors in common between France and Ontario. Ways in ...
    Text  Trupin, Laurent, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 14 Apr 2005, 331-338   The French paradox. Welcoming foreign direct investments. Some facts and figures. France on the move and what that means, particularly in terms of economics. A major relaxation of the 35-hour ...
  • 2005 Investment Outlook
    Text  Barisheff, Nick ; hornous, Daniel E., CFA; Rubin, Jeffrey G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 6 Jan 2005, 193-212     Daniel E. Chornous The Outlook for Gold in 2005. Varying opinions on price per ounce for 2005. Reasons for the rise since 2001. The nature of gold as money. Paper currencies. What a 10% investment in gold means in terms of one's portfolio. Gold as wealth preservation and hedging benefits ...
    Text  Barisheff, Nick ; hornous, Daniel E., CFA; Rubin, Jeffrey G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 6 Jan 2005, 193-212   Daniel E. Chornous The Outlook for Gold in 2005. Varying opinions on price per ounce for 2005. Reasons for the rise since 2001. The nature of gold as money. Paper ...
  • Public Policy and the Changing Nature of Canadian Banks
    Text  Raymond, Réal, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 7 Apr 2005, 318-330     An outline of the speaker's views concerning the key forces that are shaping the legislative and regulatory framework. Mergers between big banks in Quebec and Ontario. Three important currents that characterize the national legislative and regulatory framework. Political dimensions. Public policy objectives that guide elected officials and civil servants when ...
    Text  Raymond, Réal, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 7 Apr 2005, 318-330   An outline of the speaker's views concerning the key forces that are shaping the legislative and regulatory framework. Mergers between big banks in Quebec and Ontario. Three important currents that ...
  • Annual Financial Forum
    Text  Waldman, Jeffrey; Sterling, William; Joseph, Ian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 11 Jan 2001, 203-218     Jeffrey Waldman: The fixed income market. A recap of some fixed-income highlights from last year. Our current level of interest rates in historical perspective. Two themes that will dominate bond markets over the coming years. An outlook for this year. A potential movie sequel to watch for in the year ...
    Text  Waldman, Jeffrey; Sterling, William; Joseph, Ian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 11 Jan 2001, 203-218   Jeffrey Waldman: The fixed income market. A recap of some fixed-income highlights from last year. Our current level of interest rates in historical perspective. Two themes that will dominate bond ...
  • The Power of Innovation: Driving Small Business Growth
    Text  Vennat, Michel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 25 Oct 2001, 160-169     How important small business is to Canada. Small Business Week in Canada. The impact of the events of 9/11 on business. Canada's position in facing this difficult period. The excellent health of our financial institutions. The resonse of the BDC. Other influences such as the globalisation of markets and growing ...
    Text  Vennat, Michel, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 25 Oct 2001, 160-169   How important small business is to Canada. Small Business Week in Canada. The impact of the events of 9/11 on business. Canada's position in facing this difficult period. The excellent ...
  • Telecoms Convergence: Focusing Innovation and Reversing Canadian Talent Flight
    Text  Bruneau, Mark, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 21 Mar 2002, 434-446     The apparent tension between self-criticism and smugness from an outside perspective, a look at the issues we face, probing their root causes, and suggest ideas to "turbocharge" our innovation, productivity and prosperity. First, a confession to be one of the brains in the drain - some personal history by the ...
    Text  Bruneau, Mark, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 21 Mar 2002, 434-446   The apparent tension between self-criticism and smugness from an outside perspective, a look at the issues we face, probing their root causes, and suggest ideas to "turbocharge" our innovation, productivity ...
  • 2002 Investment Outlook
    Text  Arnold, John; McHugh, Michael T., CFA; Wellum, Johnathan M., CFA, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 10 Jan 2002, 303-319     John Arnold: 2002 a modest year for equity markets. 2002 a low inflation year globally driven by low fuel prices. Productivity. Major theme for 2002 is buy European equities. The growing Federal European Union and that will mean. The US market. Bull and bear markets. Equities and dividends. A more ...
    Text  Arnold, John; McHugh, Michael T., CFA; Wellum, Johnathan M., CFA, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 10 Jan 2002, 303-319   John Arnold: 2002 a modest year for equity markets. 2002 a low inflation year globally driven by low fuel prices. Productivity. Major theme for 2002 is buy European equities. The ...
  • Why Canadian Bank Mergers Are Not in the National Interest
    Text  Jackman, The Hon. Henry N.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 7 Jun 2004, 434-446     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The merger of the Royal Bank and the Bank of Montreal - an ongoing story. Nothing decided. A review of the issues. A description of the relationship between our Canadian banks and the federal government. ...
    Text  Jackman, The Hon. Henry N.R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 7 Jun 2004, 434-446   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The merger of the Royal Bank and the Bank of Montreal - an ongoing story. ...
  • 2004 Investment Outlook
    Text  Sturm, Frederick; Filippini, Anne-Mette de Place; Quinn, Mike, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 8 Jan 2004, 157-174     Frederick Sturm A very bold prediction. The long term, with illustrative examples. Looking back at the Dow Joens cycle. What is going to drive the market. Another prediction. Why the speaker believes that in the next two to three years from now stocks will be lower than today. What a ...
    Text  Sturm, Frederick; Filippini, Anne-Mette de Place; Quinn, Mike, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 8 Jan 2004, 157-174   Frederick Sturm A very bold prediction. The long term, with illustrative examples. Looking back at the Dow Joens cycle. What is going to drive the market. Another prediction. Why the ...
  • 2003 Investment Outlook
    Text  Cheng, Ben; Kellett, John; Schmeer, Mark, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 9 Jan 2003, 237-252     Ben Cheng His invitation to speak about the economy, interest rates, and where income markets are going in 2003. The portfolios that this speaker manages, and decisions he makes to shape portfolios. The interest-rate forecast and crucial role that it plays in managing funds. The market we have to look ...
    Text  Cheng, Ben; Kellett, John; Schmeer, Mark, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 9 Jan 2003, 237-252   Ben Cheng His invitation to speak about the economy, interest rates, and where income markets are going in 2003. The portfolios that this speaker manages, and decisions he makes to ...
  • A New Mandate for OSFI
    Text  Palmer, John R.V., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 8 Jun 2000, 52-63     An explanation of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. Canada's financial-sector institutions. OSFI as a legislative mandate. How the mandate, passed into law in 1996, has driven the activities of OSFI. How the OSFI has been fundamentally transformed as a result of that legislation. A new approach to ...
    Text  Palmer, John R.V., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 8 Jun 2000, 52-63   An explanation of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. Canada's financial-sector institutions. OSFI as a legislative mandate. How the mandate, passed into law in 1996, has driven the ...
  • Shareholder Democracy
    Text  Jarislowsky, Stephen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 28 Apr 1988, 352-359     Shareholder democracy and the concept of fairness. How things have changed for shareholders. The ethics of the business community. The speaker's background and what institutional investors do. The law in Canada and how it is inadequate. Some progress made. What institutional investors want and in what they believe. The need ...
    Text  Jarislowsky, Stephen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 28 Apr 1988, 352-359   Shareholder democracy and the concept of fairness. How things have changed for shareholders. The ethics of the business community. The speaker's background and what institutional investors do. The law in ...
  • The Banking Systems of Canada and the United States
    Text  Stewart, D.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 14 Dec 1905, 86-96     Some general comments about the banking business. A duty owed to the public to disseminate accurate information regarding this subject, as it is one upon which the commercial, agricultural and industrial prosperity of the Dominion is vitally dependent. The detriment to any country and demoralization to its people if there ...
    Text  Stewart, D.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1906), 14 Dec 1905, 86-96   Some general comments about the banking business. A duty owed to the public to disseminate accurate information regarding this subject, as it is one upon which the commercial, agricultural and ...
  • What's Behind the Proposed Bank Mergers?
    Text  Hunkin, John S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 12 Feb 1998, 320-327     The speaker's intention to step back and look at what's behind the desire to merge. The real driver globalisation and how that is so. Why globalisation is happening. New opportunities being created. How a company can achieve scale. The record number of takeovers last year. The pursuit of size and ...
    Text  Hunkin, John S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 12 Feb 1998, 320-327   The speaker's intention to step back and look at what's behind the desire to merge. The real driver globalisation and how that is so. Why globalisation is happening. New opportunities ...
  • Borderless Capital Markets: the Decade Canadian Investors Discovered the World
    Text  Wilson, David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 20 Nov 1997, 181-190     Some insights into the financial markets. The speaker's witness to many fascinating and dramatic changes in financial markets over the last 28 years. The explosive growth of the global capital market in the last decade. Some figures. The lack of boundaries now for global capital flow. The surprisingly limited participation ...
    Text  Wilson, David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1998), 20 Nov 1997, 181-190   Some insights into the financial markets. The speaker's witness to many fascinating and dramatic changes in financial markets over the last 28 years. The explosive growth of the global capital ...
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