Perennial's conflict of interest policy covers how we manage any potential conflicts in the invesetment process.
There must be no conflict, or perception of such, between the interests of any employee and their responsibility to Perennial or its stakeholders. All employees may never improperly use their position for personal or private gain to themselves, a family member, or any other person.
In controlling any conflicts, we must first identify what these are and undertake an impact assessment/evaluation. This may necessitate the disallowance of certain activities. However, it is important that we do not significantly compromise the services that are being provided, either by a change in the arrangement or during any transition period. We will then need to decide upon and implement an appropriate response, for example, make a disclosure to the client, allocate another representative to the client, decline to provide services to the client and initiate internal or external disciplinary action. We will need to monitor each situation when it arises. All arrangements will need to be documented and auditable and must be kept for at least seven years.