GIC returns to Montreal for McGill University’s Desmarais Global Finance Lecture

September 13, 2023

Sandra Levant, GIC
215-238-0990 [email protected]

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Desmarais Global Finance Lecture: How to (and not to) Regulate Crypto: The Global Interdependence is partnering with the Desmarais Global Finance Research Centre at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University for the upcoming Desmarais Global Finance Lecture. Presenters will include leading financial researchers, and policy and decision-makers, in addition to our keynote speaker, Christine Parlour, Professor and Sylvan C. Coleman Chair of Finance and Accounting, University of California at Berkeley. Registration is open to the public with an audience expected to be made up of financial service professionals, economists, and academics.  In addition, the following speakers and moderators will take part in the event:

      • David Adler, Partner, McCarter & English, LLP
      • Yolande E. Chan, Ph.D., Dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University
      • Franca Ciambella, Senior Consultant, Global Law Alliance
      • Elizabeth Côté, Director, Digital Innovation Impact Hub at Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI)
      • Miguel Díaz, Ph.D., Head of Toronto Centre, BIS Innovation Hub
      • Laurent Féral-Pierssens, Managing Partner, BlockZero Advisors
      • Ananya, Kumar, Associate Director, The Atlantic Council
      • Alfred Lehar, Associate Professor of Finance, University of Calgary
      • Katya Malinova, Associate Professor and Mackenzie Investments Chair in Evidence-Based Investment Management, McMaster University
      • Shaun Martinak, Portfolio Manager, Coinbase Asset Managemen
      • Christine Parlour, Professor and Sylvan C. Coleman Chair of Finance and Accounting, University of California at Berkeley
      • Thomas Rivera, Assistant Professor of Finance, McGill University
      • David Schumacher, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance, Desautels Faculty Scholar, Director, Desmarais Global Finance Research Center, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University
      • Kathleen Stephansen, GIC Chair Emeritus, Senior Economist for Haver Analytics and Trustee of EQAT Trust Funds
      • Nobuyasu Sugimoto, Deputy Division Chief, Financial Supervision and Regulation Division, IMF
      • Katrin Tinn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Finance, McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management
      • Pascale Toupin, Director, Oversight of Intermediaries, Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF)
      • Kathy Yuan, Professor of Finance, London School of Economics

Date:  Friday, September 29, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT

Location: The Donald E. Armstrong Building, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, 3420 Rue McTavish, Montréal, QC H3A 0E2, Canada


Contact: To register for this event, or for more information, please contact Sandra Levant, Manager of Operations, at [email protected] or 215-238-0990.

About the Global Interdependence Center: The Global Interdependence Center (GIC) brings together a network of international experts in policymaking, central banking, industry, and academia to explore issues and policies concerning global interdependence that impacts world economies and quality of life. GIC convenes conferences and roundtable discussions, both domestically and internationally, to identify and address emerging global issues. For more information, visit GIC’s website at

About McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management: Founded in Montreal in 1821, McGill is a leading Canadian post-secondary institution with 300 programs of study and over 39,000 students from over 150 countries around the world. Since 1906, McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management has continued to be one of the top management schools in the world, offering programs at the undergraduate, masters, doctorate, and executive levels. The faculty emphasizes the integration of teaching, research and practice, and applies a multi-disciplinary, holistic approach to identifying opportunities and solving problems. Find out more.