Ethical Attitudes and Behavior of Investment Professionals in the United Kingdom

TitleEthical Attitudes and Behavior of Investment Professionals in the United Kingdom
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsBaker, KH, Veit, TE
JournalProfessional Ethics: A Multidisciplinary Journal
Volume5
Issue1-2
Pagination87-117
Type of ArticleJournal Article
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number1063-6579
Keywordsbusiness , ECONOMICS , PROFESSIONAL ethics
AbstractThis article reports on a survey of investment professionals in the United Kingdom investigating the ethical attitudes and practices of this group. The authors give the results of a literature review of past studies, differences in ethical attitudes and practices of investment professionals in the United States and the United Kingdom, and reports the results from the authors' study. They found that most professionals from the U.K. and North America rate their ethical behavior of moderately ethical, think ethical standards for their industry have gone up in the past ten years, and that the most common unethical acts are failure to use diligence and thoroughness in making recommendations, writing reports that support predetermined conclusions, and communicating inside information.
NotesCover Date: Spring-Summer 1996.Source Info: 5(1-2), 87-117. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 31-4. Subject: ATTITUDE; BEHAVIOR; BRITISH; ETHICS; INVESTMENT; PROFESSIONAL ETHICS. Update Code: 20100311.
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