The Oath

Trust is the foundation of my profession.

I will serve all interests in good faith.
I will compete with honour.
I will pursue my ends with ethical restraint.
I will help create a sustainable future.
I will help create a more just society.
I will speak out against wrongdoing and support others who do the same.
I will accept responsibility for my actions.

In these and all other matters;
My word is my bond.

The Vision


A banking and finance industry that
meets the community’s needs and has its full confidence.

Like Minded Lunch

The Board and Policy Council of the Banking and Finance Oath, comprised of recognised industry leaders, appreciate the importance of providing development opportunities, support and encouragement for the future leaders of the industry. read more...

The Leadership Circle

A series of events for senior leaders and those identified as future leaders in the industry. The essence of the Leadership Circle is personal storytelling. read more...

Past events

Culture in banking and finance: Who’s really responsible? - 22 November 2016

As the banking and finance industry leaders seek to manage risks and ensure their institutions have the trust and confidence of customers and the community, they are increasingly referring to culture. LISTEN TO THE EVENT NOW. read more...

Ethics In Finance Goes Mainstream - 5 September 2016

On Monday September 5, The Banking and Finance Oath will join Tobacco Free Portfolio with a discussion about how value driven investing is influencing the landscape of the banking and finance industry. read more...

Professor Gillian Triggs joins BFO Like-Minded Lunch - 26 July 2016

An invitation only formal lunch for 20 senior leaders nominated by The BFO Board and the Policy Council. This lunch will be hosted by Trevor Rowe, Chairman Rothschild with special guest Gillian Triggs. read more...

General David Morrison joins BFO Like-Minded Lunch - 2 September 2015

An invitation only formal lunch for 20 senior leaders by The BFO Board, Policy Council and signatories. This lunch will be hosted by Pauline Vamos, CEO ASFA with special guest General David Morrison. read more...

Wealth Networking Series: Delivering Excellence in Advice - 14 May 2015

The Banking and Finance Oath (BFO) together with the Women in Banking and Finance are pleased to share with you a discussion on the ethics, future and excellence of the financial advice industry. Highlights now available to view. read more...

Dr Bronwyn King joins The BFO Like-Minded - 9 April 2015

An invitation only formal lunch for 20 senior leaders nominated by The BFO Board and the Policy Council. This lunch will be hosted by Trevor Rowe, Chairman Rothschild with guest speaker Dr Bronwyn King. read more...

Corporations, Power & Citizenship: When Should CEOs speak as private citizens? - 17 September 2014

‘Bank CEO discusses the role of the CEO as citizen’ read more...

The BFO Leadership Circle - 1 July 2014

‘Banking and Finance leaders discuss their tough choices’ read more...

The BFO Industry Leaders’ Dinner - 2 May 2013

‘Clayton Utz host a Trans-Tasman Business Circle Dinner for The BFO’ read more...