Toronto Finance International is a public-private partnership between Canada’s largest financial services institutions and the government. Our organization is the lead voice for the international promotion of the Toronto Financial Centre and the global prominence of our financial services sector.

TFI also acts as a hub for Toronto’s financial sector and works with our stakeholders on initiatives which drive the growth and competitiveness of the industry.

Our work spans from helping global financial services firms expand their operations in the Toronto Financial Centre, to working with the financial community, government and academia to foster a globally competitive sector which drives the economic growth of Canada.

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Leadership Council

TFI is guided by a Leadership Council comprised of senior political leaders and the CEOs of 15 of the leading Canadian financial services companies. The council is chaired by the Honourable Michael Wilson, Chairman of Barclays Capital Canada.

Hon. Michael Wilson (Chair)

Charles Brindamour

Dean Connor

President & CEO
Sun Life Financial

Victor Dodig

President & CEO
CIBC

Lou Eccleston

Hon. Victor Fedeli

Minister of Finance
Government of Ontario

Hon. Doug Ford

Premier of Ontario
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Blake Goldring

Chairman & CEO
AGF Management Ltd.

Roy Gori

President & CEO
Manulife Financial

Colm Holmes

President & CEO
Aviva Canada

Michael Latimer

President & CEO
OMERS

Mark Machin

President & CEO
CPP Investment Board

Bharat Masrani

President & CEO
TD Bank Group

David McKay

President & CEO
RBC

Ron Mock

President & CEO
OTPP

Hon. Bill Morneau

Minister of Finance
Canada

R. Jeffrey Orr

Brian Porter

President & CEO
Scotiabank

Jennifer Reynolds

His Worship John Tory

Darryl White

President & CEO
BMO Financial Group

Board of Directors

Jane E. Kinney (Chair)

Vice Chair
Deloitte

Monika Federau (Vice-Chair)

SVP & Chief Strategy Officer
Intact Financial Corporation

Michelle Banik

SVP, People & Culture
OMERS

Adrian Basaraba (Chair of the Audit Committee)

Chief Financial Officer
AGF Management Ltd.

Neil Bisset

SVP and Chief Information Officer
OTPP

Ungad Chadda

President, Capital Formation, Equity Capital Markets
TMX Group

Paul C. Genest

Jeff Graham

Melissa Kennedy

Executive VP, Chief Legal Officer
Sun Life Financial

Michel Leduc

Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Public Affairs and Communication
CPP Investment Board

Kim Mason

SVP, Banking & Service Support, Canadian Banking
RBC

Susan McCahan

Vice Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education
University of Toronto

Christine Morris

SVP, Retail Risk Management
TD Bank Group

Jean-Francois Perrault

SVP and Chief Economist
Scotiabank

Douglas J. Porter

Chief Economist & Managing Director
BMO Financial Group

Angelo Pugliese

VP, Global Human Resources
State Street Trust Company Canada

Jennifer Reynolds

Lisa Rowsell

Managing Director Canada
Thomson Reuters

Deborah Starkman

Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
GMP Capital

Benjamin Tal

Deputy Chief Economist
CIBC

Peter F. Wilkinson

SVP, Regulatory and Public Affairs
Manulife Financial

Mike Williams

GM Economic Development & Culture
City of Toronto

Executive Team

TFI’s leadership team brings a broad scope of experience and expertise to execute on our mission to promote the Toronto Financial Centre’s global leadership role in financial services and to drive initiatives to grow Canada’s financial sector.

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Sashya D’Souza

Senior Vice President, Talent Initiatives

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Daniel Malik

Vice President, Policy & Stakeholder Relations

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Susan Floyd

Vice President, Marketing & Strategic Alliances

Current Members

Our members include a broad range of companies in the financial services ecosystem, industry associations, and academia. We bring stakeholders together to drive the Toronto Financial Centre’s thought leadership and collective initiatives which advance our mission to promote the Toronto Financial Centre’s global leadership role in financial services and to execute initiatives to grow Canada’s financial sector.

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Success Stories

Discover why financial services companies continue to choose Toronto for growth and expansion.

Validus Risk Management

Providing financial risk-management advice to alternative asset managers and their portfolio companies in Europe and North America, Validus specialists use proprietary technology to quantify their clients’ non-core financial risks in the areas of foreign exchange, interest rates and commodities. In that context, they construct and monitor hedging strategies for their clients to minimize the impact of these risks.

AxiomSL

As a global leader in risk data management and regulatory reporting solutions for the financial industry, AxiomSL counted several Canadian banks among its customers and so decided they needed to have ‘boots on the ground’ in the business capital of Canada.

Robert Walters

With the opening of their Toronto office in 2016, recruitment consultancy Robert Walters now has a presence in 27 countries. As a growing financial hub, Toronto is an important new market for Robert Walters, offering a highly skilled workforce and a dynamic business environment.

Cohere Communications

With over 50 employees in offices across North America, Cohere has seen the need to maintain a small presence in Toronto for several years.

Ortec Finance

Find out why Ortec Finance chose Toronto has their home base in North America.

Banco BASE

A Mexican bank finds a niche in Canada’s financial marketplace.

Infrasoft Technologies Limited

“Our market in Canada is relationship-oriented,” says Mirjankar, one of the founding Partners of InfrasoftTech. “We need a local operation here. We cannot run it from India. The customers are different. The approach is different. If you try to run it by remote control, it won’t work. We need to be here. We need to be seen working closely with our customers.”

OPERIS

“Toronto won hands down against other North American cities. There’s more P3 activity in Toronto, costs are more reasonable and work permits were easier to arrange.”

DNM Analytics

With 65 employees and with two Canadian clients already using the company's services, DNM expanded its global operations in January of 2014, opening its first North American office in Toronto.

PTS Consulting

It just made sense for us to locate our Canadian office here,” says Ian Oliver, Director at PTS Consulting Canada Limited. “If you’re going to operate in the financial services sector in this country, then you really need to be in Toronto.

Payvision

Most of Payvision’s current and potential partners are located in Toronto as well, and the city’s location enables clients and personnel to travel between Payvision’s Canadian and U.S. offices in New York in about an hour and a half.

FDM Group

“But in all the locations where we’ve opened an office, I’ve never experienced the welcome that we’ve received in Toronto,” says Sheila Flavell, the company’s Chief Operating Officer.

Excelian

The availability of high-quality talent with a range of skills and expertise was a crucial factor to helping Excelian make the decision to expand into the Toronto market.

globalVcard Inc.

When CSI Enterprises began planning for expansion into Canada, it didn’t take long to identify Toronto as a prime location for its Canadian office.

Apex Fund Services

Apex Fund Services is expanding its Toronto based Canadian Subsidiary to offer specialized services to Canadian fund managers such as international best practices, real-time middle office administrative services, and operation risk reporting services.

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

To better serve the fast-growing Canada-China trade and investment market, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited established its Canadian head office in Toronto’s financial district.

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