Dealing with Ethical Dilemmas and Ethical Decision Making in the Investment Industry

  • Wednesday 09 September 2020
  • 18:30 - 19:30
  • Virtual Event
  • Eligible for 1 credit

Being able to work successfully with ambiguity is increasingly cited as a critical skill in modern work place.

Ethical dilemmas are a form of work place ambiguity, readily generated by the competing priorities in finance and investment business. It is a common misconception that unethical action is an uncommon occurrence, performed by already bad people. On the contrary, ethical dilemmas are entirely commonplace occurrences, and often result in perfectly good people deciding to do questionable things -  driven by psychological biases, social & organizational factors, and situational influences that can affect decision making and behavior.

 This case based interactive Ethical Decision Making workshop broadly has 3 goals:

  1. Encourage participants to become more conscious about their thoughts & behaviors, so that they are more likely to notice, and act upon ethical issues before they become a problem. 
  2. To recognize that ethical dilemmas are a normal & predictable part of most jobs.
  3. To discuss & practice approaches  for dealing with ethical dilemmas. 
18:30 Welcome remarks Matteo Cassiani, CFA, CIPM - Former President - CFA Society Italy

Matteo Cassiani

CFA, CIPM - Former President - CFA Society Italy

From December 2017, he is part of the Advisory Desk at Fideuram Investimenti SGR. Previously, he was Head of Portfolio Management at Banca Popolare di Vicenza, during the restructuring process of the Bank. From 2008 to 2015, he was Head of Equities at the Wealth Management Division of BMPS, covering HNWI. Matteo started his career as an analyst and, then, as senior portfolio manager at Arca SGR. From 2011 to 2016 he was President of CFA Society Italy. Before, he served as Treasurer and Officer of the Society from 2009 to 2011. He is Member of the Board of Directors of CFA Society Italy from 2008. He is also Adjunct Professor at Università Politecnica delle Marche, Faculty of Economics, from a.y. 2015/16. He earned the CFA Charter in 2004 and the CIPM Certificate in 2017. He has been an active volunteer of CFA Society Italy and CFA Institute since 2008.

18:35 Dealing with Ethical Dilemmas and Ethical Decision Making in the Investment Industry Sonia Gandhi, CFA - Director Ethics Education & Professional Standards - CFA Institute

Sonia Gandhi

CFA - Director Ethics Education & Professional Standards - CFA Institute

Sonia Gandhi, CFA is Director- Ethics Education & Professional Standards at CFA Institute. In her role, she leads the effort to develop, promote and deliver educational content for CFA Institute members and investment professionals in the area of ethics and professional standards. Sonia has spent over 20 years in the Investment industry working with several global blue chip Investment Banks. As Director -Institutional Equities, she was responsible for Deutsche Bank's APAC client base. Previously, she has worked with JP Morgan, BNP Paribas and Jardine Fleming in various roles, responsible for equity sales, capital market transactions and global account management. Sonia has also served in various capacities as a volunteer with CFA Society India, most recently as a Director on the Board. Sonia is extremely passionate about ethics education and has conducted workshops for investment banks, asset managers, professional bodies, regulators as well as finance students at numerous management institutes and universities across the globe.

19:00 Q&A Session

Important information

  • Registration are closed.
  • A kind reminder with instructions to connect has been sent to all registered participants on 8 September.
  • If you wish to attend please use the following link https://zoom.us/j/94484587524
  • CFA Institute and CFA Society Italy Regular and Affiliate members can self report PL credit accessing their account page on the CFA Institute website. Please notice that this event is valid both for 1 CE and 1 SER credit.