The Great Finacial Crash of 2007/8 revealed many shortcomings in the regulations governing the financial system, as well as in the way the supervisors implemented the regulations. However, unethical behaviour and lack of integrity amongst market particpants proved to be a major contributory factor.
In this section, we are collecting some of the Codes of Conduct developed in many sections of the financial system to foster ethical standards that encourage integrity - honesty and strong moral principles. Regulations and supervison can go only so far in building investor trust. The ultimate requirement is belief in the integrity of the adviser.