Thursday Lecture: Ethics in Investment Banking

You are warmly invited to a public presentation and discussion on ‘Ethics in Investment Banking’, Thursday 1 December,  5pm-6.15pm in the Martin Hall at New College, on the Mound.

John Reynolds, author of the recent book Ethics in Investment Banking, will be speaking on this topic. Michael Northcott (Professor of Ethics, at New College, the University of Edinburgh) will provide a response. Dr Alison Elliot (Associate Director CTPI) will chair the event.

Ethics of Investment Banking: The financial crisis has focused unprecedented attention on ethics and ethical failures in investment banking. Investment banks, as well as politicians and regulators, have accepted the need to revisit ethical standards. This book explores the meaning of ‘ethics’ in investment banking and the capital markets and develops a framework for assessing and managing investment banking ethics. It provides a guide to the high profile concerns arising from the financial crisis, as well as discussing day-to-day ethical challenges. Essential reading for investment bankers, MBA students, regulators, ethicists and those seeking to understand investment banking.

The financial crisis has focused unprecedented attention on ethics and ethical failures in investment banking. Investment banks, as well as politicians and regulators, have accepted the need to revisit ethical standards. This book explores the meaning of ‘ethics’ in investment banking and the capital markets and develops a framework for assessing and managing investment banking ethics. It provides a guide to the high profile concerns arising from the financial crisis, as well as discussing day-to-day ethical challenges. Essential reading for investment bankers, MBA students, regulators, ethicists and those seeking to understand investment banking.

“Reynolds and Newell have produced a well-informed assessment of the multiple ethical issues that investment bankers must confront. With an insider’s view of the industry as well as expertise in applied ethics, they focus on the critical differences between compliance and ethics. The result is a no-nonsense book full of practical and workable solutions to ethical problems. Ethics in Investment Banking could not be more timely, making it very clear that there is no excuse for the absence of a strong ethical foundation to investment banking.” Lord Myners

“Whether banks, including especially investment banks, lost their moral and ethical compass, as well as vast amounts of shareholders’ capital, is a fair question to ask in the wake of the financial crisis. What is clear is that sustainable returns in banking can only be achieved if banks act fairly and responsibly to their key stakeholders. This book makes an important contribution to considering this question.”  Sir Philip Hampton, Chairman RBS

Ethics in Investment Banking by John Reynolds and Edmund Newell is available from Amazon:

UK:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ethics-Investment-Banking-John-Reynolds/dp/0230285082/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1305711009&sr=1-1-spell

US:
http://www.amazon.com/Ethics-Investment-Banking-John-Reynolds/dp/0230285082/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1305710905&sr=1-1-spell
Image credit: “Paternoster Square” by tonyhall


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