TV News LIES

Friday, Apr 25th

Last update02:30:11 AM GMT

You are here News Economy 24% of senior financial execs consider unethical or illegal conduct needed for success

24% of senior financial execs consider unethical or illegal conduct needed for success

E-mail Print PDF

Sr. execs OK greedJust in case recent headlines didn’t offer a clue, a new study revealed what most people already think: Unethical behavior and illegal business practices seems to be part of a Wall Street job description.

A survey of senior executives at financial firms in the U.S. and the U.K., released Monday, found that nearly a quarter of respondents, or 24%, said they consider engaging in unethical or illegal conduct as a necessary ingredient for success in the financial world.

Another 26% said they had either seen or had direct knowledge of wrongdoing.

Worse, 16% of execs admitted they would willingly step over the legal line and commit insider trading — if they knew they could get away with it.

Results of the study, commissioned by law firm Labaton Sucharow, were compiled by anonymously interviewing 500 financial professionals online.

“It’s hard to understand how someone could have this sort of world view, but what’s clear is that it is widespread,” Jordan Thomas, chairman of the whistleblower representation practice at Labaton Sucharow, told the Daily News.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


U.S. insider trading cases face test at appeals court

Insider trading cases in jeopardyA U.S. appeals court is set hear a case whose outcome could make it harder for...

Judge says will accept SAC Capital guilty plea

SAC guilty pleaA federal judge agreed to accept SAC Capital Advisors' guilty plea to fraud charges in the...

After foreclosure crisis, renters suffer under Wall Street landlords

wall street slumlordsThe poster child for the foreclosure crisis has been a middle-income suburban family. But low-income urban...

U.S. Obama signs executive order on equal pay for women

equal pay for equal workKeeping with his promise to champion women’s rights in the workplace, President Barack Obama signed an...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!