Ethical Commitment – Cultural Or Calculated?

Webinar recording

This fascinating and highly-participative webinar pits the audience against three ethical dilemmas. The webinar begins with our two panellists setting out some of the wide divergences they’ve found over the years in ethical decision-making and ethical standards-setting. These differences are often due to cultural factors, at a societal or a firm level. These differences are often due to different ethical frameworks. These differences are often due to greed or fear. Following the short opening discussion, the audience will asked to choose their actions for two different dilemmas, "Trading On Pandemic Information" and "Managing Client Assets During A Global Pandemic" [see videos below]. After the first choice, the expert panellists will try to change the audience opinion over a discussion of the group results before asking the same question again.

Trading On Pandemic Information
Managing Client Assets During A Global Pandemic


Corey Cook, CFA, Ch FCSI, has more than two decades of experience in financial services, technology, and consulting as a senior executive and board director. He currently serves as a non-executive director and trustee for Goodenough College, McGill University Trust of the UK and is a member of the CFA Institute Standards of Practice Council. Mr. Cook was most recently the Chief Administrative Officer in Europe for RBC Global Asset Management, where he led the implementation of MiFID II. He is both a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Fellow with the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. Mr. Cook holds a MSc in Management from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Dr Tony Tan, CFA is Senior Head of Ethics Education and Professional Standards at CFA Institute. He is responsible for leading the organisation’s efforts is setting the conduct expectations of members and the industry. Dr. Tan has over 30 years of experience in the industry in areas of capital markets, risk management and treasury matters. He also taught in the areas of ethics and corporate governance in leading universities. Dr. Tan received his doctorate from the University of Western Australia, holds a Master of Research degree from the same university, and a Master of Science in financial economics from the University of London. He received his CFA charter in 1998.

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

9:00 - 9:45



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    Corey Cook
    Member, Standards of Practice Council
    CFA Institute
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    Dr Tony Tan
    Senior Head of Ethics Education and Professional Standards
    CFA Institute
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    Professor Michael Mainelli
    Executive Chairman
    Z/Yen Group