Financial Statistics/Marketing Seminar

Sponsored by SORA - the Southern Ontario Chapter of the American Statistical Association and the Southern Ontario Regional Association of the Statistical Society of Canada. This seminar is co-sponsored by the Bank of Nova Scotia and the Royal Bank and is the eighth in a series.

Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no fee for these seminars, but space is limited so pre-registration is essential.


Dr Alison Burnham
Risk Analyst, GE Capital Mortgage Insurance


Mortgage Risk Management


Wednesday June 6, 2001


2:00 - 4:30 p.m.


Royal Bank Training Centre
20 King Street West
10th Floor, Leadership Room

Take the King Subway exit on the north-west side of King and Yonge.

For those who drive, please don't park on any main streets (King, Yonge, Bay or Adelaide); cars will be towed away from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.


Mortgage Risk Management

Sir Graham Day, the Chairman of Scotiabank Executive Committee, addressing Banking Professionals and MBA students at the 3rd Annual Dalhousie MBA Reception, said "The successful management of risk in a financial services environment determines whether a profit is earned, whether a client is well served and whether a regulator is satisfied. Indeed, in extremis, whether risks overall are successfully managed can determine whether a financial institution in fact survives."

Credit Risk Management clearly plays a critical role in business today.


About the Speaker

Alison Burnham

Risk Analyst, GE Capital Mortgage Insurance

Dr. Alison Burnham is a statistician, working as a Risk Analyst at GE Mortgage Insurance Canada. Her current activities include: Risk management, Automated Underwriting, Mortgage Scoring, Portfolio Analysis, and New Product Development. Dr. Burnham's previous research areas (PhD, Post Doc) include: large multivariate regression models, latent variable models, and data mining methods. Prior to her PhD, Dr. Burnham worked for several years at Ontario Hydro as a Statistician, working on problems across the corporation from demand/supply studies to nuclear reactor simulation error analysis. She received her PhD in Statistics from McMaster University (1997) and her BMath and MMath at the University of Waterloo in Statistics.

Please RSVP

If you plan to attend this seminar, please RSVP to Ivan Hon, Retail Marketing, The Bank of Nova Scotia, 602-100 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1H1, telephone (416) 933-1493.

Please contact Ivan Hon if you want more information about the SORA Financial Statistics/Marketing Seminars.


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