Ottawa, Canada – Avoiding another global financial crisis is an international imperative; yet, how best to do so remains a major topic of debate.

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) invites media to cover its Global Policy Forum, “Reforming the Global Architecture of Financial Regulation – the G20, the IMF and the FSB,” taking place on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the Rideau Club in Ottawa, Canada.

CIGI Distinguished Fellow Malcolm D. Knight will propose a new framework for the governance of macroeconomic and financial policy cooperation, which would see a closer relationship of the G20 and International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) International Monetary and Financial Committee. Knight, who formerly held positions as General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements, Vice-Chairman of Deutsche Bank, and Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, will address the global financial crisis and consider the relationship between economic crises and innovation.

Based on the severity of the “Great Recession” that followed the international financial crisis, Knight will advocate a more fully harmonized international architecture of financial regulation — involving enhanced collaboration of the G20, IMF and Financial Stability Board — that can withstand the regular ebb and flow of international finance, as well as the occasional tsunami.

The CIGI Global Policy Forum is an exclusive, invitation-only series of talks offering authoritative analysis on policy-relevant issues affecting Canada and its place in the world. Media wishing to cover this invitation-only address are asked to register in advance with CIGI Communications Manager Tammy Bender, at 519-885-2444, ext. 7356 or [email protected].


Invitation-Only Event:

CIGI Global Policy Forum: “Reforming the Global Architecture of Financial Regulation – the G20, the IMF and the FSB,” featuring CIGI Distinguished Fellow Malcolm D. Knight


Wednesday, November 5, 2014


5:30-7:30 p.m.


Rideau Club
99 Bank St. 15th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
K1P 6B9


Dr. Malcolm D. Knight is a CIGI Distinguished Fellow. He is also visiting professor of finance at the London School of Economics and Political Science, a trustee of the International Valuation Standards Council and a director of the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services. During his career, Mr. Knight has served as General Manager of the Bank of International Settlements, Senior Deputy Governorand member of the Board of Directors at the Bank of Canada, in multiple senior positions at the International Monetary Fund, and as vice-chairman of Deutsche Bank. He holds an Honour BA in political science and economics from the University of Toronto, and MSc (Econ) and PhD degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has published widely in the fields of macroeconomics, international finance and banking.


Tammy Bender, Communications Manager, CIGI
Tel: 519.885.2444, ext. 7356, Email: [email protected] 

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. Conducting an active agenda of research, events and publications, CIGI’s interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities around the world. CIGI was founded in 2001 by Jim Balsillie, then co-CEO of Research In Motion, and collaborates with and gratefully acknowledges support from a number of strategic partners, in particular the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. For more information, please visit


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