There is a Conflict of interest and Gifts policy stated in the employee Code of Professional Conduct. It states that an employee must avoid conflict of interest or the appearence of conflict of interest and must act in the best interest of the firm in when dealing with colleagues, clients, suppliers, consultants and competitors. If a conflict of interest arises, an employee must provide all details to the immediate superior.
It also states that an employee cannot accept gifts, invitations nor services or benefits if such gifts affect the employees objectivity, goes against laws and commercial practices or raises controversy if it were to become public knowledge. If in doubt, an immediate superior must be consulted.
Our investment policy also addresses issues regarding conflicts of interest.