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Episode 4: Ethical Theories

The fourth episode of the financial ethics training series produced by Seven Pillars Institute gives nutshell descriptions of the four main ethical or moral theories: Consequentialism, Duty Based Ethics, Virtue Ethics and Theories of Justice. We apply these theories and use them as tools to help us decide on the right act or acts at work.

Just as we use tools from finance theory such as net present value or rate of return to decide if we should invest in


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The Fall of Anglo Irish Bank

Anglo-Irish Bank Occupied

By: Will Chu


In 1986, Sean FitzPatrick became chief executive of a small Irish commercial lender known as the City of Dublin Bank. Over the course of the next 18 years, FitzPatrick oversaw the growth of the City of Dublin bank into the 3rd largest bank in Ireland. By May 2007 the bank, now known as the Anglo Irish Bank, reached a peak value of €13 billion with a share price of €17.60.

Little over a year later, in December 2008, FitzPatrick stunned the financial world by announcing his resignation as


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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. Click HERE to 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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