RiskLab Toronto is a divisional center at the University of Toronto that conducts research and develops projects with industrial partners. Established in 1996 by Professor Luis Seco, it has pioneered advances primarily in risk and asset management, lead to the creation of several spin-off companies, and has grown to develop RiskLab Global: an international network that addresses the financial sector’s need for cutting edge research and highly qualified personnel.

 

RiskLab’s main objective is to pioneer and achieve leadership in the development of projects in the financial sector to support institutions, universities, and governments worldwide. RiskLab’s team is comprised of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students, who have conducted research in market, credit, and liquidity risk management; financial modeling; and asset management. Through industry partnership projects with banks, pension and hedge funds, asset managers, and technology companies, we provide solutions in many aspects of the risk management spectrum.

 

The Government of Canada awarded the Synergy Awards for Innovation to RiskLab Toronto in 2007 for its effective collaboration between Algorithmics Inc. (now IBM) and the University of Toronto.

 

RiskLabs Around the World

The first RiskLab was created in 1994 at ETH Zürich in Switzerland. In 1996, another one was created independently at the University of Toronto in Canada, this time sponsored by the private company Algorithmics Incorporated.

 

Shortly afterwards, and also in partnership with Algorithmics Inc, others were created in Munich (1997), at Cornell University (1998), at Cambridge University (1998), at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (2000), and at the Cyprus International Institute of Management, in Nicosia (2001). Risklab China Research Center was also created in 2006. Further, in 2013, a Finnish section of Risklab was independently created at Åbo Akademi University in Turku and Arcada University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki. In 2010, growing out of the RiskLab international network, RiskLabs built the strategic alliance named RiskLab Global. The ethos of all existing RiskLabs is a fusion of academic research, industrial innovation and governmental oversight in financial risk management.

RiskLab Toronto is a divisional center at the University of Toronto that conducts research and develops projects with industrial partners. Established in 1996 by Professor Luis Seco, it has pioneered advances primarily in risk and asset management, lead to the creation of several spin-off companies, and has grown to develop RiskLab Global: an international network that addresses the financial sector’s need for cutting edge research and highly qualified personnel.

 

RiskLab’s main objective is to pioneer and achieve leadership in the development of projects in the financial sector to support institutions, universities, and governments worldwide. RiskLab’s team is comprised of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students, who have conducted research in market, credit, and liquidity risk management; financial modeling; and asset management. Through industry partnership projects with banks, pension and hedge funds, asset managers, and technology companies, we provide solutions in many aspects of the risk management spectrum.

 

The Government of Canada awarded the Synergy Awards for Innovation to RiskLab Toronto in 2007 for its effective collaboration between Algorithmics Inc. (now IBM) and the University of Toronto.

 

RiskLabs Around the World

The first RiskLab was created in 1994 at ETH Zürich in Switzerland. In 1996, another one was created independently at the University of Toronto in Canada, this time sponsored by the private company Algorithmics Incorporated.

 

Shortly afterwards, and also in partnership with Algorithmics Inc, others were created in Munich (1997), at Cornell University (1998), at Cambridge University (1998), at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (2000), and at the Cyprus International Institute of Management, in Nicosia (2001). Risklab China Research Center was also created in 2006. Further, in 2013, a Finnish section of Risklab was independently created at Åbo Akademi University in Turku and Arcada University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki. In 2010, growing out of the RiskLab international network, RiskLabs built the strategic alliance named RiskLab Global. The ethos of all existing RiskLabs is a fusion of academic research, industrial innovation and governmental oversight in financial risk management.