The fourth and final in a series of posts looking at factors that influence, either positively or negatively, people's behavior, and in particular their ethical behavior at work.
Organizations that treat their employees with respect as well as give them space to observe their own and other’s behavior foster an environment of ethical behavior and decision making.
Leaders need to model the ethical behavior they expected from people in their organizations, and they need to equip their people well to be able to achieve organizational goals.
Regulations alone cannot be expected to define the way investment professionals take care of their clients. Ethics and ethical decision making are essential.
Restoring trust in financial services and markets is an immense task that requires many actors to play an active, ongoing role, particularly young people.
Panel at recent regulatory conference discuss financial crimes, recourse that’s available when crimes cross borders, and how CFA Institute deals with members involved in crimes.
Ranji Nagaswami, CFA, a 30-year investment manager, discusses the need for enlightened leaders in finance and why she helped launch the Finance Leaders Fellowship Program.
The 2016 Edelman Trust Barometer offers some good news and some bad when it comes to public trust in the financial services sector. Financial services ranked last in the 25-country survey; however, public trust in financial services has increased somewhat since 2012.
Anshuman Mehta suggests we learn from fallen financial professionals, and proposes a rehabilitation and reconciliation program for them. He also says the fintech industry has banks’ attention.
No matter the quandary, our ethical decision-making framework — identify, consider, act, and reflect — can be applied.
CFA Institute will need to take the lead in setting the right tone and example for investment industry colleagues and competitors.
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