Actively investing to improve lives through professional conduct

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We have adopted the CFA codes, which we see as the strictest code of ethics and highest standards of professional conduct in the industry

Professional conduct is more than performance

In the wake of the ethical issues uncovered by the Royal Commission into the Misconduct of the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, trust in the investment industry and the integrity of capital markets in Australia has been severely impacted.

The guiding philosophy of our firm is that we can actively improve the lives of our clients by delivering world class investment solutions and pursuing alpha through investment excellence.

But, ensuring that our clients are confident that we, as fiduciaries of their capital, have their best interests at heart, is an equally important part of our mission.

As such, in addition to our internal Code of Ethics, we have adopted the following CFA codes, which we see as the strictest code of ethics and highest standards of professional conduct in the industry.

CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct

Whether CFA charter holders or not, all investment professionals in the Martin Currie Australia team attest annually to the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct or an equivalent (such as CA or CPA codes).

The Code of Ethics and Standards expects investment professionals to put the client at the heart of everything we do:

  • Place clients' interests ahead of our own
  • Act with integrity, competence, diligence, respect, and in an ethical manner
  • Place the integrity of the investment profession first and foremost
  • Promote the integrity of capital markets
  • Use reasonable care and exercise independent professional judgment
  • Practice and encourage others to practice in a professional and ethical manner
  • Maintain and improve professional competence

CFA Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct

As a firm, we have also adopted and embraced the CFA Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct in its entirety. The Code states that managers have the following responsibilities to their clients:

  • To act in a professional and ethical manner at all times
  • To act for the benefit of clients
  • To act with independence and objectivity
  • To act with skill, competence, and diligence
  • To communicate with clients in a timely and accurate manner
  • To uphold the rules governing capital markets

Please visit the CFA Institute website via the links below to access more details on both of the codes:
Code of ethics standards of conduct guidance
About asset manager code

Martin Currie Australia claims compliance with the CFA Institute Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct and the CFA Institute Asset Manager Code. This claim has not been verified by CFA Institute.


Important information

Past performance is not a guide to future returns.
The information contained in this presentation has been compiled with considerable care to ensure its accuracy. But no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made to its accuracy or completeness. Market and currency movements may cause the capital value of shares, and the income from them, to fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invested.
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