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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Moral Cents Climate Change Issue

Moral Cents Climate Change Issue Journal of Ethics in Finance

By: Kara Tan Bhala

The climate change articles in this issue of Moral Cents focus on the financial aspects. Of course, ethical imperatives undergird efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

The BBC, quoting an Australian study, recently reported five tiny Pacific islands, part of the Solomon Archipelago, have disappeared amid rising seas and erosion. The study is the first that scientifically “confirms the numerous anecdotal accounts from


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The Alchemy of the G-30 Report on Banking Conduct and Culture

G-30 Report on Banking Conduct

By: Shazia Khan Afghan


The term “alchemy” has a rich and diverse origin and, hence, meaning. For example, alchemy has been defined as a chemical science, a speculative philosophy, and even a power that transforms something in a mysterious or impressive manner. This paper discusses the mysterious nature of the conclusions of the Group of Thirty (G-30) Report on Banking Conduct and Culture. In particular, how the recommendations lack a quantitative scientific


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Has bank culture changed to ensure ethical behavior?

Bank Culture: Assessing Performance

By: David Trang

Bank Culture Since 2008

Since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), the banking industry has been fined over $100 billion dollars for unethical and fraudulent practices (Childress 2014). Academics note this is not purely attributed to ethical lapses by a few individuals but also to how banks are operated, supervised and regulated (Wehinger 2013). In response, many banks worldwide have attempted to reshape their culture by revisiting their code of ethics, educating their employees on the importance of ethical


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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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