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, as well as our members and related market notices. We also provide a list of our meetings.
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.
Bank of Canada
Alberta Investment Management Corporation
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
British Columbia Investment Management Corporation
Casgrain & Company Limited
CIBC World Markets
Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management
Great West Life Assurance Company
Manufacturers Life Insurance Company
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
RBC Capital Markets
Bank of Canada Publishes the Results of the Canadian Fixed-Income Forum Survey on Market Liquidity, Transparency and Market AccessThe Bank of Canada has published the results of the 2016 Canadian Fixed-Income Forum (CFIF) survey on market liquidity, transparency and market access.
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