Bernard Madoff Case Study

Ethical Leadership: Decision Making, Individual Factors, Moral Philosophies & Values

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Case Summary

1. In a narrative format, discuss the key facts and critical issues presented in the case.

Case Analysis

2. Do you think Bernard Madoff engaged in creating a Ponzi scheme because of greed or did he employ it as a short term strategy and just caught up in a process that he could not reverse?

Case Analysis

3. What were the elements that led to him so successfully wooing some of the wealthiest and most intelligent clients? Why do you think the SEC was unable to uncover his fraud?


4. If you were in the position to recommend an investment advisor, how would you make sure that you did not become the victim of a Ponzi scheme or other financial fraud?

*NOTE: Please answer each question with the minimum word count of 250-300 words. Review case study on the attachment and answer each question thoroughly.  Place answers underneath each question so I know how to break it down, total of 4 questions. Use APA format to include in-text citations and a reference page. Use the attachment as a reference as well. Let me know if you have any questions or comments.