IBDE launched the first International Forum on Responsible Banking and Finance on Tuesday 19 March 2013. The forum was kindly hosted by KPMG in London. Photos available here

This high level event, with speakers including members of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards, industry practitioners and diplomats, sought to provide constructive informed input on the banking reforms in the quest for improving conduct and standards - key to restoring confidence and trust in financial services. It is encouraging that both the banking sector and the policy-makers identified some of the failings in banking standards and ethics and it seems that they are determined to address these failing and improve the banking culture. These goals are of particular importance given the crucial role of the financial industry in support of much needed global economic growth. However, as was stated at the Forum, this will be a long process and therefore it will take time before we will see any significant improvement in conduct and standards within the global banking sector. IBDE in partnership with industry practitioners, policy-makers and diplomatic representatives will strive to make a contribution to this process. The 2nd International Forum on Responsible Banking and Finance will take place at the Cass Business School on 24 June 2013.

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