IFRS 17 – Insurance Contract Accounting 

November 21 – 23, 2017 • Toronto

IFRS 17, the insurance contracts standard, establishes a global standard for accounting and reporting of insurance contracts. It clearly embodies the IASB’s commitment to an approach that severs the link between insurance assets and liabilities for accounting purposes.

Moving forward, insurers will be compelled to deal with significant new volatility on financial statements. These changes, and the resulting financial statement impact, will have appreciable collateral impact – products may be discontinued, investment strategies will be altered, regulatory capital and required ratios are significantly affected.

 CPE Hours: Course – 14 hours



Implementing IFRS 9 in Financial Institutions

September 25, 2017 • Toronto

IFRS 9 is finally in the home stretch with mandatory implementation for most financial institutions taking place on January 1, 2018. The daunting task of mastering the details of the new rules and translating them into accounting processes and business operations has been underway in earnest for some time now and plans to “go live” must be finalized.



Basel III Capital – Calculating Capital Ratios and Accounting Implications

September 21 – 22, 2017 • Toronto

Basel III Capital – Regulatory Calculations and Accounting Implications – This two-day seminar will give you a deep understanding of the Basel III capital ratios framework. Two of the features that make this seminar different from other similar seminars: Firstly, it provides an understanding of the accounting treatment of the items affecting regulatory capital and, secondly, it uses real life cases to explain the complex Basel III rules.

 CPE Hours: Course – 12 hours


IFRS 9 – Financial Instrument Recognition and Impairment for Banks

September 20, 2017 • Toronto

IFRS 9 – Financial Instrument Recognition and Impairment for Banks – this one-day seminar takes a practical approach to essential aspects of IFRS 9 including how banks are tackling key judgments such as a significant increase in credit risk and using scenarios in estimating probabilities of default.

CPE Hours: Course – 6 hours


IFRS 9 – Accounting For Derivatives in Practice

September 18 – 19, 2017 – Toronto

 CPE Hours: Course – 12 hours

Accounting for Derivatives in Practice Under IFRS 9 will give participants a deep understanding of derivatives accounting and the application of hedge accounting for hedges of interest rate, inflation, FX and commodity risks. Learning is based on an intense use of real cases, applying IFRS 9 step-by-step. The new requirements are contrasted with IAS 39 where relevant.




2017 Focus on Finance

June 13 -14, 2017

Currency and commodity markets continue to experience volatility.  Under fair value accounting and IFRS, this volatility translates directly on to your financial statements and into your regulatory disclosures.  At the best of times, regulatory and accounting compliance is a technical and challenging task.  In volatile times, your exposures are magnified as stakeholders and markets always seem ready to pounce on negative developments.

On top of managing these business challenges, new and long-standing issues must be managed:  fraud, cyber risk, debt compliance.  Staying on top of these varied and complex matters is a time-consuming and costly task.



IFRS 9 – Modelling for Expected Credit Losses

June 6 – 7, 2017 – Toronto

IFRS 9 implementation project targets for testing and parallel runs are quickly approaching. ECL calculations under IFRS 9 present complex new challenges for regulatory capital and credit risk management.

Time is becoming critical as the implementation date is fast approaching. This in-depth, information packed course has been developed specifically to tackle the expected credit loss rules in a practical and substantive manner.




Implementing LICAT

May 25, 2017 – Toronto

Implementing LICAT has been specifically designed to examine the critical issues vital to your implementation plans and initial decision-making.