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Canadian Fixed-Income Forum

The Canadian Fixed-Income Forum (CFIF) is a group set up by the Bank of Canada to facilitate the sharing of information between market participants and the Bank on the Canadian fixed-income market. You can find what we do and how we're organized, related market notices as well as our members. We also provide a list of our meetings.

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What we do

The Canadian Fixed-Income Forum (Forum) is a senior level industry-wide committee established by the Bank of Canada to discuss developments in fixed-income market structure and functioning, market practices, and related policy issues. The goals of the Forum are to:

  • enhance the efficiency and resilience of the Canadian fixed-income market;
  • improve the quality, clarity and market-wide understanding of Canadian fixed-income trading practices;
  • evaluate and propose changes to market infrastructure;
  • communicate any recommendations and analysis to oversight authorities, regulators, industry groups and other market participants as needed.

The Forum will not discuss monetary policy or policy issues directly relating to the size and distribution of the federal government’s debt programme which are covered through other fora.

How we're organized

The Forum’s membership will be drawn from senior individuals in the Canadian financial community, across both buy and sell side firms, who are active in Canadian fixed-income, ensuring a broad geographical representation.

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Toni Gravelle

Deputy Governor,
Bank of Canada

Jim Byrd

RBC Capital Markets

Market representatives

Nick Chan

BMO Capital Markets

Brian D’Costa

Algonquin Capital

Rob Goobie

Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)

Kelsey Gunderson

Laurentian Bank Financial Group

Jason Lewis

Ministry of Finance, Province of British Columbia

Elaine Lindhorst

TD Asset Management

Eugene Lundrigan

SLC Management

John McArthur

Bank of America Securities

Philippe Ouellette

Fiera Capital

Paul Scurfield


TJ Sutter

Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management (CC&L)

Bronwyn Ward

CPP Investment Board

Karl Wildi

CIBC World Markets

Vinayak Seshasayee


Grahame Johnson

Department of Finance Canada


The Canadian Alternative Reference Rate Working Group (CARR) was created to identify and seek to develop a new term risk-free Canadian dollar interest rate benchmark.

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