To manage potential conflicts of interest in the investment process, Eurazeo uses its code of ethics, deontology code and anti-fraud and anti-corruption good practices guide. These three documents define the concept of conflict of interests, explain what is at stake, give examples and describe the appropriate behaviour and procedures to follow.
The Code of ethics especially identifies the various issues and situations that employees and stakeholders are liable to face, indicating the procedure to follow and whom to contact. In situations where risks of conflicts of interest are identified, employees can consult a Compliance Officer. The Code of ethics has been signed by all Eurazeo’s employees as of the end of 2015.
These three documents also serve as a tool for portfolio companies, provide them with information and best practices on the subject, and can be adapted to their own needs.