Edinburgh Partners has a duty to take all reasonable steps to identify and manage conflicts of interest which can arise between a firm, its employees and its clients as well as those conflicts which exist between different clients of a firm.
This Policy is designed to meet Edinburgh Partners regulatory requirements in relation to the identification and management of conflicts of interest and to ensure Edinburgh Partners always act in the best interests of their clients.
All members of staff are responsible for considering the business activities within their area and the possibility for conflicts to arise. Where a possible conflict of interest arises, staff should report this immediately to the Regulatory and Operational Risk team who will consider what action (if any) requires to be taken. Depending on the situation this could require the disclosure of the conflict to clients, refraining from taking a course of action or documenting the potential conflict in the firm’s conflicts matrix.