Code of Ethics
For Certified Providers of Investorside Research

To be worthy of investor trust, members shall:

  1. Maintain Highest Standards of Integrity and Professionalism:
    1. Act and conduct all business with the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in the provision of investment research.
    2. Abide by the letter and spirit of all applicable laws and regulations of any and all Government or Self-Regulatory authorities under whose jurisdiction their business falls.
    3. Encourage the highest standards of integrity and professionalism by Investorside members.
    4. Not conduct or represent any business which would subordinate or be inimical to investor interests or undermine the mission of the Investorside Research Association.

  2. Promote Truth and Fair Representation in Investment Research:
    1. Endeavor to restore investor trust in investment research through the truthful and fair representation of the Investorside logo and seal on only conflict-free research.
    2. Uphold and promote the principles of truth in advertising and fair representation, through the provision of accurate and meaningful research disclaimers and marketing materials.
    3. Align their financial interests with those of investors and not of the companies who are the subject of investment research coverage.
    4. Avoid even the appearance of impropriety by the forthright and proactive disclosure of all personal or proprietary interest in the subject or outcome of their research coverage.

  3. Serve Investors Forthrightly:
    1. Conduct no investment banking services, nor primarily perform company consulting.
    2. Commit to educate investors how they can protect themselves by seeking transparency and accountability as to how portfolio commissions are spent for research and how credit ratings are funded

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