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IMF to Co-host Ethics in Finance Robin Cosgrove Prize Award Ceremony


The International Monetary Fund will co-host the award ceremony for the 5th edition of the global Ethics in Finance Robin Cosgrove Prize. The Ceremony will take place at the IMF headquarters in Washington, USA, at a special event on the 21st September 2015. Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund will congratulate the Prize laureates.



Ethics in Finance-Robin Cosgrove Prize 2014-2015

The 5th edition of the Ethics in Finance Robin Cosgrove Prize
was launched in October 2014
supported by


The competition for the Prize of USD 20,000 will be open from 01 October 2014 to 15 April 2015.

Submit your entries for the Prize - see How to Enter...

The main theme for the 2014-2015 Prize is "Innovative Ideas for Ethics in Finance". For examples from previous Prize laureates and best papers, see The Prizes....


Watch the video about the origins and the goals of the Ethics in Finance Robin Cosgrove Prize, produced and edited by the CFA Institute, London.

The Robin Cosgrove Prize is committed to implementing ideas on how to promote trust and ethical behaviour in all aspects of the finance sector. The Prize of USD 20,000 will be awarded to the best Innovative Ideas for Ethics in Finance.

We want to encourage papers from all over the world. The papers can be submitted in English or in French for the global Prize.

What can the Robin Cosgrove Prize offer to you:

  • The opportunity to contribute to the global reflection and actions to enable our global society to tackle the multiple problems it has to face,
  • The best texts will be published in an internationally reputable journal,
  • And, last but not least, a reward of USD 20,000 for the winners!



TRUST & ETHICS IN FINANCE: Innovative Ideas from the Robin Cosgrove Prize

The book brings together the collected best papers from the Ethics in Finance Robin Cosgrove Prize competitions, 2006-2011.It is published by, Geneva.


Available from: (US$25) or (GBP16)


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The International Monetary Fund [IMF] has selected Trust & Ethics in Finance as highly recommended reading on Ethics in Finance for its high level 2014 Seminars, see pages 15-16


How the Prize can benefit your staff ... and your organization

The Ethics in Finance -  Robin Cosgrove Prize can reward your best young staff and recognize their commitment to important values, especially trust and integrity.

Please consider promoting the Prize through your own corporate intra-net as a tool for encouraging your young professionals to be more aware of the role of integrity and ethics in the finance business.

The Robin Cosgrove Prize is an ideal TOOL for training and staff development.

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Why is there the Robin Cosgrove Prize?

Robin loved life as a young investment banker in Tokyo and London. He was passionate about success and about his integrity. He believed that banks and the finance sector in general bring benefits to people and to commerce.

He travelled widely throughout the world. His experiences convinced him that the finance sector should serve the common good as well as making profits. He was concerned that complicated financial products would blur ethical and practical considerations.

For him, trust was the essence of good banking. But he feared that many young finance professionals were losing touch with the fundamentals. He set his life goal to promote better understanding of the critical importance of trust, ethics and personal and corporate integrity.

Sadly, at much too young an age, he lost his life in an accident on Mont Blanc.

The Prize, with its core focus on Ethics in Finance, is a small step to encourage young people to commit to Robin’s ideals.


Vision and Mission of the Prize

The Vision of the Ethics in Finance - Robin Cosgrove Prize

The Prize promotes greater awareness among young people throughout the world of the benefits of strengthening ethical approaches in all aspects of finance. The vision of the Prize contributes to strengthening the foundations and good quality management of banking and finance based on trust and integrity, especially in emerging markets. The Prize has a global vision, applicable throughout the world.

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