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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New: The Business of Ethics

The Business of Ethics

Newly Published: The Business of Ethics

Dr. Kara Tan Bhala, President of Seven Pillars Institute, contributed a chapter to this handy, engaging and readily accessible volume. The Business of Ethics is a fresh addition to the stable of books on business ethics. Dr. Raymond Madden, CEO at the Asian Institute of Finance (AIF), is the book’s editor and the publisher is IBFIM in collaboration with AIF. Both organizations are based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The AIF


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The Transparency Task Force


By: Andy AgathangelouAndy Transparency Task Force


The Transparency Task Force is a campaigning community dedicated to driving up the levels of transparency in financial services, right around the world. We believe that higher levels of transparency are a prerequisite for fairer, safer and more efficient markets delivering better value for money and better outcomes to the consumer.

Furthermore, because of the correlation between transparency and trustworthiness, we expect that our work will help to repair the self-inflicted reputational damage


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Ethics of Socially Responsible Funds

Socially responsible funds

By: Seamus Vaughan Lucey

Certain mutual funds attempt to be both ethical and profitable. Early attempts at reconciling the two goals were limited. However, the market for mutual funds now includes a rising number of socially responsible funds for investors who wish to profit without causing harm.

Since beginning in its current form in the early 1980’s, socially responsible investment (SRI) has grown rapidly from a small group of niche funds to representing a significant proportion of all investments made.


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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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