Ethics Decision Making Workshops

“How to do the right thing even if no one is watching”
Can ethics be dangerous to your career?
What should you do if you are asked to do something that you believe is illegal or unethical?

16 September 2019, Monday (11:30 AM – 1:15 PM
Shri Restaurant & Lounge, Ho Chi Minh City

17 September 2019, Tuesday (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Fortuna Hotel, Hanoi


“How to do the right thing even if no one is watching”

Can ethics be dangerous to your career?

What should you do if you are asked to do something that you believe is illegal or unethical?
Although ethical dilemmas are a normal and predictable part of most jobs, they can be dangerous to your career if you are not prepared for the organizational challenges that may test your personal values, moral beliefs, and commitment to doing the right thing.

This interactive presentation examines several real life ethical dilemmas that professionals working in the financial services industry may face in the course of their careers. These cases challenge participants to consider the various courses of action to address the issues involved. Electronic “response software” will give participants the opportunity to vote (using cell phones, tables, or laptops) on the best course of action and to stimulate discussion.

To give voices to your values, we have invited Mr. Alan Lok, CFA, FRM, Director, Ethics Education & Professional Standards, Asia Pacific, CFA Institute to share his rich experiences on what you should do in ethical dilemmas.

Join us on 16 or 17 September to listen to our expert, share your view and network with fellow CFA charter holders and like-minded professionals.

*Please note the views expressed in this event are those of our guest speaker and do not necessarily reflect the views of CFA Community in Vietnam.



Alan Lok, CFA, FRM
Director, Ethics Education and Professional Standards, APAC

CFA Institute

Alan Lok is responsible for engaging the growing CFA Institute member societies in Asia Pacific in advocacy work. In his role, Mr Lok works with member societies to advance awareness and adoption of CFA Institute ethics and standards, as well as policy positions on financial market integrity issues. This involves outreach to local stakeholders, including the industry, financial regulator, and the public across the APAC markets. Alan also managed thought leadership research projects carried out by societies leaders as well as facilitating their advocacy activities on the Asia-Pacific Research Exchange (ARX) post publication.

Alan graduated with a degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and holds a MBA from the University of Manchester in England. He also holds the FRM certification from the Global Association of Risk Professionals. Alan currently reads his doctorate degree from the University of Middlesex, London.

Speaker bio



HCMC – 16 September (Mon)

11:30 – 12:00 Registration/Networking luncheon
12:00 – 12:50 Speech and Q&A
12:50 – 13:15 Closing Remarks

Attire: Business casual

Early Bird discounted prices apply on or before 13 September 2019, 23:59 ICT:

CFA Institute Members: Free-of-charge (Standard: VND150,000)

CFA® Program Candidates and Level 3 Passers: VND200,000 (Standard: VND300,000)

Public: VND350,000 (Standard: VND450,000)

Register for HCMC Event


Hanoi – 17 September (Tue)

18:00 – 18:30 Registration, Networking with Refreshment
18:30 – 19:30 Speech and Q&A
19:30 – 20:00 Networking & Closing Remarks

Attire: Business casual

Fees: Fee-of-charge

Register for Hanoi Event

Deadline:14 September 2019 COB


Join us! Don’t miss this great opportunity. Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.