The Way We Do Business
Our Commitment to Clients and Shareholders
We provide the opportunity for wealth creation for companies, furthering global capital formation and democratic ideals. In this role I believe it is incumbent on us to lead by example in the way we operate. Leading by example means:
• Operating with the highest ethical standards;
• Driving industry and regulatory change;
• Following industry-best governance and compliance protocols;
• Demonstrating clear accountability to clients and shareholders;
• Adhering to our Principles;
• Embracing diversity and respecting all cultures;
• Acknowledging and addressing problems promptly; and
• Meeting client needs intelligently, creatively and objectively with unparalleled products and services.
It’s all about trust — the backbone of relationships. Trust is the basis for investing, for commerce and for growth.
Building trust and enhancing our reputation depend on the decisions we make — individually and collectively — the way we behave, the way we work together. We must have a partnership mindset, an enterprise- wide view that puts the entire firm’s interests above any individual’s short-term objectives.