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A History of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Volume 5 1973–1999

by (author) Rod McQueen

foreword by Victor Dodig

ECW Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2021
Corporate & Business History, Banks & Banking
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How does a venerable institution adapt quickly to sometimes volatile global markets and shifting domestic demands of the late twentieth century?

In A History of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Volume 5 1973–1999, the story of CIBC unfolds amidst a backdrop of world-changing events, economic booms and busts, and memorable moments in Canadian history. This era of the bank saw challenges such as the OPEC crisis and recession-driven collapses of iconic companies like Massey Ferguson, Dome Petroleum, and Olympia & York. CIBC weathered such storms, while also pursuing opportunities in international banking and corporate acquisitions, and embracing technology and education. The lessons of the past shine through in this long-view of how to remain competitive and continue to evolve to meet the needs of millions of clients. All the while, the bank’s commitment to its communities is clearly evident in the passionate and generous spirit of CIBC’s team members, and its corporate support as one of the leading donors in the nation.

At the heart of all the historical highs and lows are the people of CIBC, here profiled from the executives responsible for the bottom line to those working on the front lines, serving bank clients day in and day out. A History of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce brings to life the strategic changes that have propelled CIBC forward as it creates enduring value for its stakeholders.


About the authors

ROD MCQUEEN has been a journalist for more than thirty years and has lived and worked professionally in London,Washington, D.C., and Toronto. During that time he has written for numerous magazines and newspapers, and has also done broadcast work. He is the author of eleven books, including Who Killed Confederation Life?, winner of the National Business Book Award, and the bestseller, The Eatons:The Rise and Fall of Canada's Royal Family, winner of the Canadian Authors Association Award in history. The Icarus Factor, the unauthorized biography of Edgar Bronfman Jr., was published in 2004. He lives with his wife in Toronto.

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