THE DIAMOND MARKET
“TDM” CODE OF ETHICS
A TDM producer shall be objective in providing professional services to clients.
Objectivity requires intellectual honesty and impartiality. It is an essential quality for any professional. Regardless of the particular service rendered or the capacity in which a TDM producer functions, he or she should protect the integrity of his or her work, and maintain objectivity.
A TDM producer shall not disclose any confidential client information without the specific consent of the client.
Lasting relationships can only be built on trust. This type of trust can only be built upon the understanding that information supplied to the TDM producer or other information will be confidential.
In order to provide the contemplated services effectively and to protect the client’s privacy, the TDM producer shall safeguard the confidentiality of such information.
A TDM producer shall offer and provide professional services with integrity.
The ultimate source of the trust that clients place in a TDM producer is that TDM producer’s personal integrity. Integrity demands honesty and candor, which can never be subordinated to the TDM producer’s personal gain or advantage. Within the characteristic of integrity, allowance can be made for innocent error and legitimate difference of opinion; but integrity cannot co-exist with deceit or subordination of one’s principles.
A TDM producer shall perform professional services in a manner that is fair and reasonable to clients.
Fairness requires impartiality, intellectual honesty, and disclosure. Fairness is treating others in the same fashion that you would want to be treated and is an essential trait of any professional.
A TDM producer shall provide services to clients competently, maintaining the necessary knowledge and skill to continue to do so.
One is competent only when he or she has attained and maintained an adequate level of knowledge and skill, and applies that knowledge effectively in providing services to clients. Competence also includes the wisdom to recognize the limitations of that knowledge and when consultation with others or client referral is appropriate.
In addition to assimilating the common body of knowledge required and acquiring the necessary experience, a TDM producer shall make a continuing commitment to learning and professional improvement.
6) STANDARD OF CARE
All TDM services will be delivered in accordance with the following standard of care:
- Act with due care and in utmost good faith;
- Do not mislead clients;
- Provide full and fair disclosure of all material facts.