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 thereby fulfilling its integral role in society.
A study was undertaken to try to determine whether the inclusion of ethics in the curriculum, particularly with finance students had an effect on behaviour. With results suggesting it did, Dr Simon Longstaff from The Ethics Centre siad "I have long thought that the majority of wrongdoing in finance is less a product of deliberate intention and more a matter of people being uncritically drawn into harmful habits of unthinking custom and practice," 
"In this sense, many of the worst offenders truly do not see that what they do is wrong. The good news is that this proves it is possible to help people to see and understand the ethical character of their choices."

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