TSI International has partnered with the leading Canadian banks to offer foreign investors the opportunity to invest in their Guaranteed Investment Certificates, rated some of the safest and strongest banks in the world.
In a challenging financial environment, Canadian banks have done far more than just survive over the past several years. While many global banks struggled to regain their pre-crisis positions, Canada’s Big Five leveraged their well-managed, well-regulated and well-capitalized standing to actively pursue growth strategies. The effort paid off: the Big Five’s combined net income in 2010 was $20.4 billion, exceeding the 2009 figure by over $6 billion and eclipsing the previous record of $19.5 billion set in 2007. In September 2012, the World Economic Forum rated Canada’s banking system the soundest in the world for the fifth year in a row.
According to a 2011 report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, “Canadian banks remained profitable during the downturn and did not require a single dollar of government support, as they held higher capital ratios and avoided risky lending practices used by many foreign counterparts.”*
All statements herein are general in nature and conditions or trends related to the stability of Canadian financial institutions or Canada’s economic environment are subject to change and, even if such conditions or trends remain favorable, they do not in any way assure or guarantee the success of any investment. As with any financial product, financial products issued by Canadian banks are subject to various risks including but not limited to credit risk, market risk, liquidity risk, and operational risk.