Finance Ethics

Navigating ethical risk in finance

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Dates to be determined soon

The Finance Ethics program provides participants with a solid training to recognize and manage ethical dilemmas and risks in real-life situations in finance and investments. Insights from moral philosophy and positive psychology are shared, in order to analytically approach these dilemmas, resulting in better governance and better decision-making. Besides transferring formal knowledge, the program speaks to both inner convictions and personally known and unknown biases, and places experience in a new light. The two-day program consists of formal lectures, group discussions, and case studies.

How you will benefit

  • Increase analytical awareness of ethical risks in finance
  • Gain knowledge of approaches to navigate ethical risks in finance
  • Learn to apply models and tools to ethical decision making in finance
  • Develop a sense for potential ethical impact of decision-making

We provide a safe learning environment: read the latest coronavirus updates for our in-class programs.

Program length
2 days

Day 1 09:00 – 17:30
Day 2 09:00 – 17:30

Day 1

  • Introduction to ethical thinking and the relationship with economic and legal thinking: sequences, overlap and differences
  • How does ethics relate to societal needs as proxied by the Sustainable Development Goals, to corporate purpose for financial services firms, to market operations and to leading concepts in finance
  • How does uncertainty, complexity of wicked non-linear problems, and judgment errors resulting in biases work out on ethical risk

Day 2

  • How does procedural and substantive fairness work and what are important ethical thinking models including deontology, utilitarianism and virtue ethics
  • What is agency in finance, when does the fiduciary relationship appear and how do moral versus legal fiduciary duties compare
  • How do conflicts of interest and duties function, what is the relationship with regulations and what is the impact on governance design
  • When does the process of ethical evaluation take place, and what is the role of framing and moral intensity on decision making
  • How do singular notions of ethics relate to organization cultural expressions and how can codes of ethics be effective

This program is relevant for:

  • Decision makers in investments, banking, finance and treasury faced with ethical risks
  • Senior regulators in financial markets looking to understand ethical aspects of supervision
  • Advisors to senior management interested in improving their counsel


Eelco Fiole

Dr Eelco Fiole, CFA is co-founder and the managing partner of Alpha Governance Partners, a fiduciary services partnership with partners serving as risk governance specialists in complex investments, blockchain, sustainability and fintech, across Europe, North America and Asia. Furthermore, he is adjunct professor finance ethics at the Universities of Lausanne and Neuchatel. Based in Zurich and Singapore and with 25+ years…

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  • 2 days
  • € 2500
  • Risk Management, Strategy & Growth
  • English
  • NEW
Dates to be determined soon

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Call us at +31 20 246 7140 or email us at [email protected].

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For a more detailed program description and information regarding faculty please download the program document.


This program is eligible for 12 CE credit hours as granted by CFA Society VBA Netherlands

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