KARA TAN BHALA
Dr. Kara Tan Bhala is the President and Founder of Seven Pillars Institute for Global Finance and Ethics, USA, the world’s only independent think tank for research, education, and promotion of financial ethics. Dr. Tan Bhala has nearly 30 years of experience in global finance and was Senior Portfolio Manager of the Merrill Lynch Dragon Fund. She has been a sell-side equity analyst, a sell-side equity salesperson, a buy-side equity analyst, a portfolio manager, and a lecturer in finance. Dr. Tan Bhala contributed a chapter “The Philosophical Foundations of Financial Ethics” in Research Handbook on Ethics in Banking and Finance. She is the lead author of International Investment Management: Theory, Ethics and Practice. Her forthcoming book is Ethics in Finance: Case Studies from a Woman’s Life on Wall Street. Dr. Tan Bhala has a Bachelors (City, University of London) and Masters (Oxford University) in Business, a Masters in Liberal Studies (New York University), and a Masters and PhD in Philosophy (University of Kansas).