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Finance Ethics: Critical Issues in Theory and Practice

Format:  Hardcover,

592 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Aug 2010

ISBN-13: 9780470499160

ISBN-10: 0470499168

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A groundbreaking exploration of the critical ethical issues in financial theory and practice

Compiled by volume editor John Boatright, "Finance Ethics" consists of contributions from scholars from many different finance disciplines.

It covers key issues in financial markets, financial services, financial management, and finance theory, and includes chapters on market regulation, due diligence, reputational risk, insider trading, derivative contracts, hedge funds, mutual and pension funds, insurance, socially responsible investing, microfinance, earnings management, risk management, bankruptcy, executive compensation, hostile takeovers, and boards of directors.Special attention is given to fairness in markets and the delivery of financial services, and to the duties of fiduciaries and agentsRigorous analysis of the topics covered provides essential information and practical guidance for practitioners in finance as well as for students and academics with an interest in finance ethics

"Ethics in Finance" skillfully explains the need for ethics in the personal conduct of finance professionals and the operation of financial markets and institutions.

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Aug 2010
ISBN-13: 9780470499160
ISBN-10: 0470499168
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 592
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.66
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.75 x 10.25 x 2.0

Chapter outline

Overviewp. 1
Ethics in Financep. 3
Finance Theoryp. 21
Ethical Implications of Financep. 23
Behavioral Assumptions of Financep. 45
Efficiency and Rationalityp. 63
Returns, Risk, and Financial Due Diligencep. 85
Reputational Riskp. 103
Agency Theoryp. 125
The Financial Theory of the Firmp. 143
Financial Marketsp. 161
Fairness in Financial Marketsp. 163
Regulationp. 179
Insider Tradingp. 199
Derivative Contracts: Futures, Options, and Swapsp. 223
Hedge Fundsp. 239
Sovereign Wealth Fundsp. 253
Financial Servicesp. 273
Marketing of Financial Servicesp. 275
Financial Codes of Ethicsp. 297
Bankingp. 325
Mutual Fundsp. 339
Pension Fundsp. 359
Insurancep. 373
Responsible Investingp. 393
Microfinancep. 419
Financial Managementp. 435
Shareholder Wealth Maximizationp. 437
Earnings Managementp. 457
Investor Relationsp. 475
Risk Managementp. 495
Bankruptchp. 509
Acquisitions, Mergers, and Takeoversp. 531
Executive Compensationp. 547
Boards of Directorsp. 565
Indexp. 585

Book description

A groundbreaking exploration of the critical ethical issues in financial theory and practice

Compiled by volume editor John Boatright, Finance Ethics consists of contributions from scholars from many different finance disciplines.

It covers key issues in financial markets, financial services, financial management, and finance theory, and includes chapters on market regulation, due diligence, reputational risk, insider trading, derivative contracts, hedge funds, mutual and pension funds, insurance, socially responsible investing, microfinance, earnings management, risk management, bankruptcy, executive compensation, hostile takeovers, and boards of directors.

  • Special attention is given to fairness in markets and the delivery of financial services, and to the duties of fiduciaries and agents
  • Rigorous analysis of the topics covered provides essential information and practical guidance for practitioners in finance as well as for students and academics with an interest in finance ethics

Ethics in Finance skillfully explains the need for ethics in the personal conduct of finance professionals and the operation of financial markets and institutions.

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