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Ethical decision making in financial services

Seminar to feature U.S. speaker with specialism in professional conduct
  • Dorothy Kelly.


Published: Oct 09, 2013

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The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) will host part three of its Competitiveness Conclave Series on Tuesday, October 29, with a focus on “ethics” within the financial services sector.

The event will be hosted under the theme: “In From the Wild – Civilizing the Financial Services Industry Through Ethical Decision Making”.

The half-day seminar is being held in collaboration with CFA Society The Bahamas, in the Victoria Room of British Colonial Hilton Hotel, starting promptly at 10 a.m.

BFSB CEO Aliya Allen said: “Financial services often is seen as the last bastion of the wild, wild west. The crisis of confidence and trust post the economic crises gave us the impetus for recalibration.

“The Bahamas financial services industry trades on the trust and loyalty of its clients and it is this trust and loyalty that is essential to the reputation of the jurisdiction and to building longevity in our client base.”

Guest presenter will be Dorothy Kelly, director of the Training and Outreach Professional Conduct Program, CFA Institute. Her duties include providing ongoing training and education to the Disciplinary Review Committee which is responsible for enforcing the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct for more than 250,000 members and candidates.

A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Kelly has studied in both Madrid and Paris. She holds an MBA degree from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Referencing the focus on trust and loyalty, President Andrew Strachan of CFA Society The Bahamas said: “Ethical conduct must be the new normal in financial services. We invite members and, indeed, the sector at large to support this event.”

The seminar will offer two CPE credits and two CE credits.


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