From Fool's Gold to Financial Integrity

Tuesday, November 13, 4:30 PM

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Restoring Integrity to Our Financial System

The Center for Ethical Business Cultures (CEBC) invites you to reflect on the lessons and insights on the banking and financial crisis gleaned by Joe Nocera, one of America’s leading business journalists and a regular columnist for the New York Times. What do we need to understand about failures in the private sector as well as in regulation of our complex financial system? What dynamic undercut stated commitments to ethics and corporate responsibility?

We will also consider the difficulties faced by organizations and institutions as they are buffeted by the intense competition and high pressure incentives that characterize our financial sector. In a dog-eat-dog environment, how can organizations resist pressures to compromise business and ethical standards? How can they instill a greater sense of ethics, integrity and responsibility to all stakeholders? 

The program, moderated by Ron James, president and CEO of the CEBC, includes commentary from Andrew Duff, chairman and chief executive officer of Piper Jaffray Companies, and Peter Young, Ph.D., 3M Endowed Chair in International Business at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business.

Program Agenda
Registration: 4 p.m.
Program: 4:30 – 6 p.m. in Thornton Auditorium
Networking Reception: 6–7 p.m. in the atrium

About the Speaker and Panelists

Joe Nocera is an op-ed columnist for the New York Times. Before joining The Opinion Pages in April 2011, he wrote the Talking Business column for The New York Times each Saturday and was a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine. In addition to his work at the Times, he serves as a regular business commentator for NPR’s Weekend Edition with Scott Simon. Nocera is co-author with Bethany McLean of the 2010 book All the Devils Are Here: The History of the Financial Crisis.


Andrew S. Duff became chairman and CEO of Piper Jaffray Companies in 2003 following completion of the company’s spinoff from U.S. Bancorp. He also served as chairman of Piper Jaffray’s broker-dealer subsidiary since 2003 and as CEO of the broker-dealer subsidiary since 2000. Duff joined the Piper Jaffray in 1980. He holds a B.A. in economics from Tufts University and attended the Advanced Executive Program at the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.


Peter C. Young, Ph.D. holds the 3M Endowed Chair in International Business at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. Professor Young has written extensively on the subject of risk management and is recognized internationally for his work in both the public and private sectors. From 1994-2011 he held the E. W. Blanch Senior Chair in Risk Management in the Opus College of Business. He helped create and  serves as the principal advisor to the University of St. Thomas actuarial science program, which in 2011 received recognition as a Center for Actuarial Excellence.

Event Details:
Tuesday, November 13, 4:30 PM

University of St. Thomas
Opus College of Business
1000 LaSalle Ave
Terrence Murphy Hall
Thornton Auditorium
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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