April 12, 2021| 12 Noon EDT

The Empire Club Presents

Peter Routledge

President and Chief Executive Officer,

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

moderated by 

Vanmala Subramaniam

Capital Markets Reporter,

The Globe and Mail

Here comes the boom: Protecting deposits and the financial system during the post-pandemic recovery

CDIC, which protects close to $1 trillion dollars in bank deposits, is a key part of Canada’s financial safety net. CEO Peter Routledge will discuss Canada’s economic volatility in post-pandemic life. He will also discuss how CDIC contributes to making our financial system more resilient to failure, which supports financial stability, a key element of economic growth.

Peter Routledge

President and CEO, CDIC

Mr. Routledge was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) in November 2018. Mr. Routledge leads a team of professionals from a variety of disciplines whose work supports the corporation’s vision to earn the trust of Canadians as a global leader in deposit insurance and resolution.

 

Mr. Routledge has extensive experience in Canada’s financial sector. Prior to joining CDIC, he was a Senior Advisor at the Department of Finance where he provided advice on a range of policy issues including financial stability, housing finance, and competition in Canadian financial services.

 

Mr. Routledge has held a variety of leadership roles in the financial services industry, both in Canada and abroad. He served as managing director of research at National Bank Financial, where he led a team responsible for producing equity, fixed income, and derivatives research on Canadian financial institutions. Prior to that, Mr. Routledge led the Canadian Financial Institutions Group at Moody’s Canada, with responsibilities for covering issuers in the banking, life insurance, personal and commercial insurance and reinsurance industries in Canada and the United States.

 

Mr. Routledge holds an MBA from INSEAD in France, and a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Simon Fraser University.

Vanmala Subramaniam

Capital Markets Reporter,

The Globe and Mail

Vanmala Subramaniam is a reporter with The Globe and Mail, covering capital markets for Report on Business. She was previously at The Logic, where she covered Canada's tech sector, with a focus on how legacy industries are adapting to the innovation economy. Vanmala is a business journalist with over a decade of reporting across Canadian media—prior to The Logic she was the Financial Post's cannabis reporter, where she investigated and broke stories on the biggest names in legal cannabis, establishing herself as a must-read for anyone with a stake in the industry. Vanmala also created and led VICE Canada’s Money vertical, where her areas of coverage included personal finance, labour and the housing market. She began her career as a television producer at the CBC, working on various business and current affairs programs including The Fifth Estate.

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