Independence of decision making
It is conceivable that Markham Rae could be unduly influenced by the interests of a client. Therefore, our policy is to avoid influence on our decision making by having a robust corporate governance infrastructure, in which clients are neither represented or have a casting vote on committees. Our independence of decision making is further supported by a Fair Allocation policy and a formal Investment Approach.
To manage potential conflicts associated with outside business interests, we require staff to declare personal interests and to disregard the interest when acting on behalf of clients.
Staff are required to comply with our Personal Account Dealing Policy, which amongst other things requires staff to obtain Compliance approval before dealing.
Staff are required to comply with our Gift and Entertainment policy, which amongst other things states that gifts cannot be given or accepted, unless it can be demonstrated that no conflict of interest is created by doing so.