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Programme Master in Management
Academic Year Academic Year 2020/2021
Module/course Code BEE2
Delivery location Paris
Language English
Course type Elective courses 15h
Contact hours 15
ECTS M1 before 2020 2
ECTS M1 from 2020 2.5
Level 5 (year post baccalaureate)
Semester Fall
Module name ETHICS IN FINANCE (CFA)
Field (Discipline) Others
Academic Department Finance

Outline


Module/course Summary

​ The first decade of the 21st century has experienced many crises for the investment industry. This period has encompassed many instances of unethical behavior by business executives and investment professionals, through Ponzi schemes, insider trading, weak governance, diligence and fraud. Unethical behavior has been highlighted in fields such as investment ratings, financial product packaging and distribution and investment management firms. As markets function to an important extent on trust, each case has resulted in heavy financial losses and stained reputations and lost investors trust. The CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct’s goal is to set the highest standards for education, integrity, and professional excellence. Such standards are critical to maintaining and recovering public’s trust in financial markets and in the investment profession, for the ultimate benefit of society.

Pre-requisite

Prerequisite: several finance courses and a first experience in finance