Code of Conduct
As a professional independent research provider, you have the potential to influence investors and affect their returns. This power carries with it significant responsibilities. Smartkarma requires its Insight Providers to agree to the Smartkarma Code of Conduct. This code serves as a guide to making consistent, responsible, ethical and legal choices in all of your research.
Smartkarma Insight Provider Code of Conduct
Code of Conduct in Practice
Smartkarma requires its Insight Providers to embrace these guidelines in their work and to sign the following statement as part of the application and renewal processes: “I have reviewed and understand the Smartkarma Code of Conduct.”
The association reserves the right to terminate membership for any member found to have violated the code. Any violation will be subject to a ‘3 strikes’ ruling. Meaning that if any Insight Provider is found to breach the code on three separate occasions their access to the Smartkarma platform will be terminated.
Alleged breaches of the Code of Conduct will be considered by the Conduct Committee and notifications of findings will be sent out to the Insight Provider and published on the Smartkarma website.