International Investment Management


International Investment Management

Seven Pillars Institute is pleased to announce the publication of International Investment Management: Theory, Ethics and Practice, the newly released book from Routledge authored by Dr. Kara Tan Bhala (President of Seven Pillars Institute), Warren Yeh and Raj Bhala. 

A quick take on the book:

International Investment Management synthesizes investment principles, Asian financial practice, and ethics reflecting the realities of modern international finance. These topics are studied within the Asian context, first through the


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Necessity and Minimum Wage



Minimum Wage

By John Atherton

Compare someone’s choice to buy a luxurious decoration with the purchase of a prescription that staves off death. While one of these choices is an aesthetic preference the other is a necessity of survival. The distinction between these choices separates economic ‘wants’ and ‘needs’. A dependence on survival needs forces human behaviour through naturally imposed duress, compromising our freedom of choice. A moral right to freedom or existence argues for the removal of this


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Video Episode 5: Utilitarianism, is Out!

Ethics in Finance is Good! Episode 5: Utilitarianism


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Episode 5: Utilitarianism, the fifth part of Seven Pillars Institute’s financial ethics video training series, “Ethics in Finance is Good!” is an easy to understand explainer on Utilitarianism. The word looks scarier than it is, really. The video uses the everyday example of growing tomatoes and use of pesticides to illustrate basic principles of Utilitarianism, which is one of the major ethical theories in use today.

If the video excites you (which it surely must) and you wish to learn more about the subject, please go to our more detailed


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Financing America’s Public Schools Ethically

america's public schools

By: Mark Anderson


America has fallen in rankings in several metrics.  The US healthcare system is the least accessible and efficient, and US citizens the least healthy of any developed nation in the world. We rank 6th in median household income and 10th in per-capita GDP. In this article I look into one of America’s worst failing institutions: its public education system. American students rank 24th in terms of achievement, even though we have the 5th highest rate of per-pupil education spending of any nation in the world .


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International Investment Management: Theory, Ethics and Practice

International Investment Management book cover imageRead the new and original book lead authored by Seven Pillars Institute’s President, Dr. Kara Tan Bhala. The book uniquely synthesizes three theories of finance and gives a lucid explanation of ethics and its real world application in investment management.

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Moral Cents

Financial EthicsMoral Cents is The Journal of Ethics in Finance, produced on a regular basis by the Seven Pillars Institute for Global Finance and Ethics. See the latest issues and read them in full.

Seven Pillars Institute for Global Finance and Ethics (SPI) and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London have a collaborative affiliation in their work on ethics, law, and regulation in finance. The goal of the collaboration is to foster a dialogue on important ethical policy issues affecting the financial services industry.

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Seven Pillars Institute for Global Finance and Ethics and IntegTree LLC have a collaborative affiliation. The two organizations plan to create online training programs in financial ethics and compliance management. The Programs will help financial institutions improve conformity with the law while also fostering ethical awareness.

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