The mission of the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics in Financial Services at The American College is to raise the level of ethical behavior in the financial services industry.
The American College was founded by Solomon Huebner for the purpose of developing professionals in the insurance marketplace. Such professionalism requires a commitment to ethics that The College continues to promote.
As the only ethics center within an academic institution focusing exclusively on the financial services industry, the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics in Financial Services promotes ethical behavior by offering programs that go beyond the "rules" of market conduct to help executives and producers be more sensitive to ethical issues and think more critically about ethical solutions. The Center's interactive continuing education courses, forums, and workshops help practitioners think critically and behave ethically, even in the absence of clear direction.
The Center also serves as a resource for cutting-edge research and discussion of emerging ethical issues in the financial services industry. Because of its unbiased academic role, the Center can be objective in helping executives, producers, and regulators deal with the ethical implications of public policy positions.