QUIZ: Would you be an ethical banker?

By on August 21, 2013
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An exam designed to test the integrity of young investment bankers has a 98% pass rate. Take our online quiz to see if you’re as holier-than-thou as Mark Carney – or more like Gordon ‘greed is good’ Gekko.

An exam set by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment designed to test how ethically-minded newly-qualified investment bankers are has achieved a whopping (if eyebrow-raising) 98% pass rate, the organisation says.

Does this mean the new generation of bankers has evolved beyond the ‘greed is good’ attitudes of its  pre-recession forefathers? Or does it just mean City ethics tests are very simplistic?

According to the CISI, just 200 of the 10,000 who have taken the test scored only C, D or E, which prevents them from going on to take the body’s Capital Markets Certificate 3 exam.

Andrew Hall, the head of professional standards at the institute, reckons it’s not a hard test to pass.

‘You have to work quite hard to do that badly,’ he told The Times.

But how would you fare against the Square Mile’s ethics enforcers? Are you a banking angel – or a City devil? Take our test – sampled from the CISI’s ethics exam – to find out…

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