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The American College Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics in Financial Services Trust & Leadership certificate program is an education opportunity drawn from our research on the topic of Trust in Financial Services in the context of stakeholder trust. It provides non-credit education on methods to advance stakeholder trust, increase awareness of ethical challenges, and help leaders develop strategies to improve stakeholder trust.

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A Legacy of Industry Leadership

Founded in 1927 by financial services education pioneer Dr. Solomon Huebner, The American College of Financial Services has a rich history in financial services education—standing strong as the standard-bearer for academic quality. The College’s faculty includes the nation's top thought leaders in financial services practice and management, offering expertise that is sought by companies, policymakers, and students across the United States and abroad. The College’s mission is to provide applied financial knowledge and education, promote lifelong learning, and advocate for ethical standards for the benefit of society.

Your Ethically in Financial Services

As the only ethics center within an academic institution focusing exclusively on the financial services industry, the American College Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics in Financial Services promotes ethical behavior by offering research and programs that go beyond the rules of market conduct to help individuals and companies be more sensitive to ethical issues and think more critically about solutions for the benefit of society. The Center’s stated mission is to raise the level of ethical behavior in the financial services industry, and it serves as a resource for original research, programs, and discussion of emerging ethical issues. The Center also provides interactive continuing education courses, forums, and workshops to help practitioners think critically and behave ethically, and support individuals and leaders to examine their role in providing value for the benefit of society as a whole.

Thank You to Our Supporters

This research was made possible by the support of the Securian Ethics Research Fund, the Brian Early Fund, and the American College Alliance for Ethics in Financial Services.

We thank the following experts who provided insight and expertise that greatly assisted the consumer research of this study:

  • Sandra Botcher
  • Caterina Bulgarella, PhD
  • Michael Finke, PhD, CFP®
  • Kevin W. Gibson, PhD
  • Karim Hill
  • Timi Joy Jorgensen, PhD
  • Beverly Kracher, PhD

Research Team

The research team consisted of:

Azish Filabi, JD, MA Executive Director The American College Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics in Financial Services

Domarina Oshana, PhD Director of Research and Operations The American College Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics in Financial Services

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