Behavior and Risk Culture in Finance

BrainBites lecture in cooperation with PRMIA - March 23 (REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED)

Join us for the scientific and anthropological take on this important topic, in partnership with the Dutch chapter of PRMIA

Arguably, the most important cause for the financial crisis of 2007-08 was poor risk culture in the financial sector. Poor risk culture (e.g. the seemingly endless string of misconduct cases) also continues to be  a topic of concern for top management of financial institutions as well as for regulators and supervisors. Now that capital and liquidity requirements have been redesigned, the focus of regulators has visibly shifted to behaviour and risk culture.

Risk managers are increasingly being given the task of measuring and achieving a good risk culture. The following questions then follow:  what characterizes a "good" risk culture, how it can be measured and differentiated from a "poor" risk culture, and how can a change in risk culture be accomplished?

AIF's upcoming program on July 7-8,  Behavioral Risk Management led by Hersh Shefrin, addresses these questions. Prof. Shefrin's book of the same name (Palgrave Macmillan US, 2016) provides the world's first toolkit for moving ahead on this topic. This BrainBite is a taster from two prominent  authors and researchers on what underlies the discussion.

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Joris Luyendijk is a journalist and an author of numerous books, most recently Swimming with Sharks(Guardian Faber, 2015;  in Dutch "Dit kan niet waar zijn"). From 2011, he was based in London where he worked for The Guardian and wrote the well-read Joris Luyendijk Banking Blog Previously a newspaper correspondent in the Middle East,  Luyendijk studied anthropology at universities in the Netherlands, the US and Egypt.

Muel Kaptein is a Professor of Business Ethics and Integrity Management at RSM Erasmus University, and a partner at KPMG Forensic & Integrity. He is the author of a number of books, including 'Workplace Morality' (Emerald, 2013), and is section-editor at the Journal of Business Ethics.

Where? Amsterdam Institute of Finance
When? Wednesday 23 March from 17:30 to 19:30
Cost? Free to AIF Alumni. All others €50.


17:30 - 18:00  Registration and Refreshments
18:00 - 19:30  Presentations and Questions
19:30 - 21:00  Networking Drinks

The setting will be relaxed and casual.

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