Goldman Sachs: Code of Ethics Post-2008

October 22nd, 2015 by Kara in Case Studies

By: Aidan Balnaves James A company’s Code of Ethics is a form of best practice that allows the organization to embed values and behaviors in company culture. To be successful, the firm must undertake specific procedures, including training and professional development, managerial leadership and certification and enforcement practices. This article examines Goldman Sachs’ Code of Business Conduct and Ethics in light of public and regulatory scrutiny following the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) as well as reforms and revisions administered by the firm. It describes how Goldman implements and enforces its Code. The ...

Interview with Joris Luyendijk, Author of Swimming with Sharks: My Journey into the World of the Bankers

October 8th, 2015 by Kara in Interviews

©Jelmer de Haas – All Rights Reserve By: Dr. Kara Tan Bhala   SPI:      You interviewed about 200 men and women, all of whom preferred to remain anonymous, in the financial services industry in London. They gave you their stories about the work, people, attitudes and culture of the industry. What is the single most enduring impression you have from these interviews? JL:       That the world of banking is staffed by human beings. It’s easy to think they are monsters on the model of the Wolf of Wall Street or City Boy. ...