University of Technology Sydney

25858 Ethics and Governance in Finance

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Ethical conduct by business leaders and finance professionals enhances public trust in the financial system and increases investor confidence in capital markets, both of which are crucial for ensuring that markets function efficiently. Governance refers to the system of rules, practices, and processes by which institutions and organisations are controlled, as well as the mechanisms for holding them and their members accountable. This subject introduces students to the key concepts of ethics and governance for finance and investment professionals. It develops general a framework for ethical decision-making in business and provides a detailed overview of the financial institutions and regulatory bodies responsible for maintaining the health of the Australian financial system. It also gives students an in-depth understanding of corporate governance, highlighting the roles and responsibilities of the directors and officeholders of a firm.

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