Setting high standards
The firm’s reputation for integrity is asset of corporate pride. We hold ourselves to standards that not only meet those required by the laws and regulations applicable to our operations, but also to our principles which are rooted in exceeding our clients’ expectations.
Business conduct and ethics
The core principles to guide employee conduct are set out in our Code of Ethics Policy. The policy is promoted and taught through employee training sessions and courses supported by employee conduct policies and programs.
Alder Investment has a zero-tolerance policy in relation to illegal or unethical conduct and this is articulated in our related policies, including policies on conflicts of interest, gifts and entertainment, money laundering, counter terrorism, fraud, illicit or counter-productive sanctions, unauthorised external activities, political contributions, and bribery and other corruption. Any employee who violates the requirements of the Ethics Policy, or any of our many other policies, is subject to disciplinary action.
Alder Investment expects the same high standards of those who represent the firm and we conduct appropriate due diligence on our business partners according to the risks they present, including corruption risk.
Our Suppliers’ Ethics Policy outlines the minimum expectations and standards of all Alder Investment Suppliers in relation to human rights, inclusion and diversity, environmental sustainability, integrity and ethics in management practices.
Anti-bribery and corruption
Our Corruption Policy explicitly prohibits any transaction, including facilitation payments, which may constitute a bribe or any nepotistic payment to or from a public official or body, or a private entity or individual. Our policy covers all parties involved in our activities including, but not limited to, our employees and to those who represent us, as well as business partners who operate on our behalf. We also consider the corruption policies of potential new business partners as we conduct our due diligence.
We actively participate in the careful evaluation of all projects, ventures and dealings we are to participate in or assist with to identify any key risks and to flag any possible acts of nepotism or corruption which may jeopardize our own – or our clients’ image. We assess and mitigate any exposure to corruption and any other negative risk. We do this through assessing the risks associated with our activities and by putting in place governance and oversight measures in relation to higher risk transactions or relationships. Any potential violations of our policies are investigated and reported to relevant governance committees.