IAMA PhD student specialising in ethics in finance and financial regulation, AMA about the Panama Papers
My short bio: Hi, I'm Rupini Rajagopalan and I'm a Doctoral Researcher of Finance at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading in the UK. My research interest has been in the area of Ethics and Finance since 2013 and I was invited to speak at the PRI Research, Innovation and Stewardship in Responsible Investment event in 2015. My current research ties extremely close to scandals as I am researching on the impact of companies that are fined for illegal behaviours on the financial market. I also taught a session “Fines reported to the SEC: An exponentially growing problem?” at the Financial Conduct Authority as part of the MSc in Financial Regulation. Coming previously from a consulting and investment banking background, I provide not only an academic view point but also a professional yet somewhat 'all-round' view. I believe that at this time and age, companies ought to 'do and be' good to society and not consider it an option.
I'll be joined later by my PhD supervisor Dr Andreas Hoepner.
Dr Hoepner is an Associate Professor of Finance at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School. He has been researching in the area of Ethics and Finance since 2006 and was invited in 2015 to the Royal Society of Arts for "exceptional contributions to the study of finance, particularly ... responsible investment". During his career so far, he has been working on topics of ethics and finance with the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment, International Finance Corporation (IFC), the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership and the University of Oxford’s Moller Centre. He believes that transparency is a MUST in the 21st century with its ever increasing number of 'leaks'. Anyone should also consider that society's moral compass is constantly shifting and judges with assess on the morals at the time of hearing not the time of conduct.
Edit: More proof, me outside the ICMA Centre
Edit 2: Proof for Dr Andreas Hoepner who will be joining later: ICMA Centre on Twitter where Andreas teaches