John Taft, Baird Vice Chairman, discusses ethics and restoring consumer trust 10 years post the financial crisis with American Banker. In the podcast, he shares, “Most smart people feel the system is safer, sounder, more secured and better able to stand up to the next financial crisis than it was to the last.”

Listen to the full interview here.

  • What is enlightened finance (:39)
  • Investor protections and possible weak spots (3:54)
  • Ethics vs. ethos (10:15)
  • The rise of socially responsible investing (14:15)
  • The importance of culture (15:40)
  • The state of the financial system today (21:55)

For more of John Taft’s insights, visit his blog “Finance For The Greater Good.”