I gave a talk on Monday night on Ethics and The Investment Profession in the Global Crisis. This was while wearing my President of the Society of Financial Analysts of Mauritius hat. The SFAM is the local society here of CFA Institute. The key message was that the investing and indeed banking profession are under great strain these days as the public perception of our ethical standards has taken some severe damage. More transparency, disclosure and ability to demonstrate our track records of adhering to codes of conduct and best practice are going to be needed to change these perceptions. This blog is indeed a forum to open more dialogue that way. Would love to hear from you.