On the 18th November 2019, the Award Ceremony of the 7th edition of the Global Prize “Ethics & Trust in Finance” took place, at the OECD headquarters in Paris.


Opening speech

Mr. Paul H. Dembinski, co-President of the Jury of the Prize, opened the Ceremony welcoming the laureates, the members of the Jury and the keynote speakers.


Round-table discussion – Moderator: Josina Kamerling

The opening speech was followed by a round table, moderated by Ms. Josina Kamerling, Head of Regulatory Outreach at CFA Institute and Co-President of the Jury of the Prize, to discuss the theme “Ethics & Trust in finance: opportunities and challenges for 2020”. The participants to the round table included:

  • Mathilde Mesnard, Deputy Director, Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD
  • Adam McLean, Legal and Financial Compliance, Euroclear
  • Pascal Cescon, Chief Ethics Officer, Banque de France
  • Eelco Fiole, Managing partner, Alpha Governance Partners


The Award part of the Ceremony

The 7th edition 2018-2019 attracted more than 500 expressions of interest. In the final phase of its work, the Jury composed of 25 world class personalities, worked on a short list of 11 papers, and allocated the 20 000 USD to authors of the following four essays.

 First ex aequo Prizes
Technomoral Financial Agents: Ethics in the Fintech Era
Marta Rocchi, Italy

Finance Needs ‘Bilinguals’ Too
Andrea Roncella & Luca Roncella, Italy

Second Prize
How to Shape Moral Attitudes in Banking – the Polish example
Mateusz Kucz, Poland

Special Commendation of the Jury:
The Moralisation of Contracts: An Islamic Persperctive
Andrea Bancone, Italy


Keynote speech, by Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD

The Award ceremony concluded with the keynote speech of Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the OECD, who congratulated the laureates and stressed the topicality and urgency of their work.


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