Risks come in all shapes and forms and are often of a transverse nature. One category of risks, which often remain undermanaged are ethical risks: the risks that decisions and actions, both managerial as well as transaction-related, are deemed to be unethical in the eyes of internal and external stakeholders. When these risks materialize, stakeholders may withdraw resources, such as capital, genuine efforts, goodwill, talent, trust and so on. This can have devastating financial and reputational effects. Using insights from moral philosophy, this presentation will use examples and analytically and pragmatically focus on how to navigate dilemma’s in finance in order to minimize ethical risks and make better decisions.
Dr Eelco Fiole, FRM, SCR is the managing partner of Alpha Governance Partners (founded 2015) a fiduciary services partnership with partners serving as risk governance specialists in complex investments, sustainability, blockchain and fintech, across Europe, North America and Asia. He is also adjunct professor of finance ethics at the Universities of Lausanne and Neuchatel. With 25+ years in the finance industry, Dr Fiole has 15+ years of board-, COO- and CFO-experience in the alternative investment-, wealth- and blockchain spaces. Previous firms include ABN AMRO, UBS, Credit Suisse and PwC. Eelco is an eternal student holding degrees and designations in various domains, including in economics (PhD, Basel), applied ethics and blockchain technologies, currently studying environmental governance in Geneva. He volunteers in various capacities and regularly speaks on governance, ethics and risk.
Swiss Risk Dinner
Combine education and networking with a relaxing dinner: The evening starts with a cocktail and is followed by a keynote speech and a 3-course-dinner, drinks included.
18:00 Arriving and networking cocktail
18:30 Welcome and appetizers
19:00 Introduction and Keynote speech
19:30 Questions & Answers
19:45 Main course served, networking
- 3G rule applies
- how to do subsidized financing and stay profitable
7. February 2022
18:00 - 21:00
Venue: Carlton Restaurant