In business practice our people often have access to confidential or proprietary information about the Holding Company, our clients, prospective clients or other third parties. Our business and reputation depend on the commitment of each employee to protect this information. They must maintain the confidentiality of the information with which they are entrusted, including complying with information barrier procedures applicable to international business practices. The only exception is when disclosure is authorized or legally mandated.
Confidential or proprietary information includes, among other things, any non-public information concerning the Holding Company, including its businesses, subsidiaries, equity partnerships, financial performance, results or prospects, and any non-public information provided by a third party with the expectation that the information will be kept confidential and used solely for the business purposes for which it was conveyed.