Forza Adopts The CFA Institute Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct

May 23, 2017- Forza Wealth Management, LLC located in Downtown Sarasota, FL is proud to announce that the firm has adopted the CFA Institute Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct.  Forza joins approximately 1,000 firms in the Americas region that have adopted the code.  According to John Bowman, CFA and Managing Director, Americas for the CFA Institute,

"It is our shared mission to raise investment industry standards to restore public trust. To move this mission forward, it is important that we take thoughtful and impactful action, provide tangible ways for the investment community to participate, and build public awareness of these efforts."  

Furthermore, Timothy Videnka, CFA, Chief Investment Officer of Forza comments,

"Adopting the Asset Manager Code is a recognition to our clients, prospective clients and the investment community of how we put their interests ahead of our own.  This is a formal recognition of how we already operate."  

The CFA Institute highlights that investors can benefit from the Asset Manager Code in a number of ways, namely plan sponsors and other investors can easily identify which asset managers uphold the ethical foundation that resolves conflicts of interest in favor of investors.  By adopting the Code, asset management firms signal their commitment to commonly held ethical principles.  It provides standards and supportive guidance based on general principles of conduct.  It 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

A full copy of the Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct can be found on the CFA Institute's website.

 

Forza Wealth Management, LLC claims compliance with the CFA Institute Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct.  This claim has not been verified by CFA Institute.  A full list of firms adopting the Asset Manager Code can be found on the CFA Institute's website.