Guideline B-20: Reflections After Two Years with OSFI

Guideline B-20: Reflections After Two Years

It has been 2 years since the issuance and implementation of the revised Guideline B-20.  Vlasios Melessanakis, whose OSFI policy team led the drafting of the guideline, will provide a retrospective on the effectiveness of the guideline, as well as an update on regulatory developments in this area.

Speaker Bio:

Vlasios Melessanakis is the Director of Prudential Policy (Regulation Sector) at the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI), where he provides policy advice to the Superintendent and OSFI senior management on a wide range of regulatory issues relating to the financial sector.

Vlasios has over 23 years of experience in economic research, analysis and policy development in the private sector, government and academia.  He also served as Departmental Secretary, a key executive position of the Department of Finance, during the transition of the new federal government in 2006.

Beyond his professional duties at OSFI, Vlasios teaches several courses at Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration (Ottawa), most notably a graduate course on ‘Bank Regulation and the Global Financial Crisis of 2008’ – the only policy-oriented course of its kind currently in Canada.  Vlasios was nominated for the 2010 TVO Best Lecturer Award, which honours the “most engaging and intellectually-stimulating lecturers in Ontario”.  In 2012, he received an award from Carleton University as “Top Contract Instructor”.   

Vlasios has a diverse educational background, including a B.A and M.A. in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University, an M.B.A. in Finance from the Schulich School of Business (York University), and a Graduate Diploma in International Relations from the London School of Economics.  He has also completed doctoral studies in Public Policy at Carleton University.

Vlasios and his wife, Olympia, have two children, George and Antonia.

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Location: Vantage Venues (formerly The St. Andrew's Club)

150 King St, West - 27th floor, Toronto, ON, M5H 1J9

8:30 am - 9:15 am - Continental Breakfast & Networking
9:15 am - 10:30 am – Presentation and Q&A

Paid Member Price: Free

Non-Paid Member Price: $50