“Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.”– Potter Stewart, former Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
While ethics is not law and can be difficult to define with words, most people know and feel what constitutes unethical behavior.
We believe that a Mergers & Acquisitions firm is only as good as its reputation, and a good reputation can result only from a history of ethical business practice.
The “Golden Rule” is how we describe ethical behavior, and that is the standard that we strive to attain in our daily business practices: “Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You.”
Calder Capital’s Code of Ethics enshrines, but is not limited to, the following standards of practice:
- Loyalty: Calder Advisors owe their undivided loyalty to the client and must put the client’s interest above its own. This means that Calder Advisors will never recommend working with a buyer or accepting an offer to benefit themselves. Calder Advisors understand that if they put forth the right intentions and effort, the right reward will follow.
- Agency: Calder Advisors will represent only one client in a transaction. In the rare event that Calder would represent the buyer and seller, both buyer and seller would be fully informed and consent to such a relationship prior to the engagement.
- Confidentiality: Calder Advisors will hold the client’s information in the strictest of confidence and will not disclose confidential information except to buyers who have executed a strict non-disclosure agreement.
- Disclosure: Calder Advisors must disclose any information that may benefit the client.
- Care: Calder Advisors must use all skills to the best of their ability to benefit the client.