Ethics Film Festival 2018 - "Banking On Bitcoin" Full

Events Details (Code: 181016S-F)

Add to Calendar

From dark history and present-day reality of big-business tax avoidance, to digital age’s controversial Bitcoin crime;  

give yourself a movie and popcorn treat and
engage in interesting exchanges with industry peers

Each ticket comes with one complimentary popcorn set,
including 85oz popcorn plus 16oz soft drink, valued at HK$75.

Ethical Controversies Today and Tomorrow

The Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts, CFA Institute and ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Hong Kong are proud to present our inaugural Ethics Film Festival 2018. Themed ‘Ethical Controversies Today and Tomorrow’, the event aims to bring together like-minded professionals to discuss and address ethical issues and challenges in the finance industry. From dark history and present-day reality of big-business tax avoidance, to digital age’s controversial Bitcoin crime; whether you are a CFO or a new joiner to the finance industry, you will enjoy these films and engage in interesting exchanges with other elites in the profession.   

The Ethics Film Festival aims to encourage business professionals to navigate their own ethical compass by reflecting on thought-provoking films and participating in active discussions around professional ethics with industry peers. This will provide a strong foundation for any finance professional who is a custodian of trust in an increasingly digital age.

Event Details  

6:45pm                    Registration
7:00 – 7:05pm         Welcome & Introduction
7:05 – 8:35pm         Film Show  
8:35 – 9:00pm         Discussion led by Facilitator

Here is the trailer and story description of the film "Banking on Bitcoin":
Link to Trailer:       

Dir. Christopher Cannucciari

Documentary / 2016 / USA / 90 mins / English 

Not since the invention of the Internet itself has there been such a controversial technological creation as Bitcoin. Bitcoin’s early pioneers sought to blur the lines of sovereignty and the financial status quo. After years of underground development, Bitcoin grabbed the attention of a curious public – as well as the ire of the regulators the technology had subverted. Yet after landmark arrests of prominent cyber criminals, Bitcoin, which actually surged on election night, still faces its most severe adversary, the very banks it was built to destroy.    

About the Facilitator:

Michael G. McMillan, Ph.D., CPA, CFA  
Director, Ethics Education
CFA Institute      

Dr. McMillan joined CFA Institute in October of 2008 after more than a decade as a professor of accounting and finance at Johns Hopkins University’s Carey School of Business and George Washington University’s School of Business.  Prior to pursuing a career in academia, he was a securities analyst and portfolio manager at Bailard, Biehl, and Kaiser and Merus Capital Management in San Francisco, California.    

As the Director, Ethics Education, Dr. McMillan is responsible for creating and developing educational content for CFA Institute members and investment professionals in the area of ethics and professional standards.  Prior to joining the Institute, Dr. McMillan served in a variety of volunteer capacities at the CFA Institute.  He was a member of the Council of Examiners for 10 years, and a grader for the CFA Level II and Level III exams for 12 years.     

Dr. McMillan is the Treasurer and a member of the board of directors of the Alexandria Police Foundation, which provides resources to Alexandria police officers that improve officer performance, morale, and effectiveness.  He is also the treasurer and a member of the board of directors of Fort Dupont Ice Arena in Washington, DC.      

Prior to joining CFA Institute, he was a Vice President and Treasurer of the CFA Society of Washington, DC.  Currently, he is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Business Research and member of the Society for Business Ethics.    

Dr. McMillan has a PhD in accounting and finance from George Washington University, an MBA from Stanford University, and BA from the University Pennsylvania. He is a CFA® charterholder, a Chartered Investment Counselor, and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

CFA Societies Global Passport Program

HKSFA has participated in the CFA Societies Global Passport Program which allows CFA society members to enjoy local society member rate at selected events like this luncheon.  Members of non-HKSFA CFA Institute societies qualify to attend this event at HKSFA member rates.  Please contact HKSFA at to register.

  • For CFA Societies Global Passport Program, please click here for details.
  • Only Visa and Master Card are accepted for online payment.
  • Language: English (No Chinese subtitles).
  • Snacks and drinks will be on guest's own cost.
  • This event is qualified for 2 CE/SER hours.
  • Seating will be assigned to participants at random by organisors upon onsite registration. Other than disabled seating, special request for seating arrangement will not be entertained.
For ACCA members (but not HKSFA members), please click here for enrollment.