In light of changes to market functioning since the financial crisis, the Bank of Canada has established a new senior level industry-wide forum to discuss developments in fixed-income market structure and functioning, market practices, and related policy issues. The ultimate goal of CFIF is to enhance the efficiency and resilience of the Canadian fixed-income market. Similar committees exist internationally, notably the Treasury Market Practices Group sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Bond Market Contact Group chaired by the European Central Bank.

Canadian Fixed-Income Forum members represent a broad regional mix of fifteen small and large institutions active in the Canadian fixed-income market, across both the buy and sell side.

Information on CFIF’s activities, including its objectives and organization, membership, meeting dates, agendas and summaries, is available on the Canadian Fixed-Income Forum webpage.

For further information, please contact:

Harri Vikstedt
Director
Financial Markets Department
Bank of Canada
613 782-7768

Media Relations
Bank of Canada
613 782-8782