Code Of Ethics & Conduct For Members Of Strategists’ World:
Every member of Strategists’ World shall:
- have a positive duty to observe the highest standards in the practices of the organization;
- have the responsibility at all times to deal fairly and honestly with clients, past and present, fellow members and professionals, the media of communication, suppliers, intermediaries, employees and above all else the public;
- have a positive duty at all times to respect the truth and shall not disseminate false or misleading information knowingly or recklessly, and to use proper care to avoid doing so inadvertently;
- have a duty to ensure that the actual interest of any organization with which it may be professionally concerned is adequately declared;
- when working in association with other professionals, identify and respect the codes of these professions and shall not knowingly be party to any breach of such codes;
- honour confidences received or given in the course of professional activity;
- safeguard the confidences of both present and former clients and shall not disclose or use these confidences, to the disadvantage or prejudice of such clients or to the financial advantage of the member firm, unless the client has released such information for public use, or has given specific permission for its disclosure; except upon the order of a court of law;
- protect the company’s assets and ensure their efficient use. The company retains the right to access, review, monitor and disclose any information transmitted, received or stored using its electronic equipment, with or without an employee’s or third party’s knowledge, consent or approval. Any misuse or suspected misuse of assets should be immediately reported to the supervisor concerned.
A member shall not:
- take personal advantage of opportunities for Strategists’ World that are presented to him/her or discovered by him/her as a result of their position with the company or through their use of corporate property or information;
- serve a client under terms or conditions which impair the organization’s independence, objectivity or integrity;
- represent conflicting or completing interests without the express consent of the clients concerned.