The CBV Institute’s Code of Ethics (the Code) has two primary purposes:
- Ensuring and safeguarding the quality of professional services provided to the public by Members and Students;
- Ensuring the orderly and courteous conduct of individuals providing professional business valuation, litigation support and corporate finance related services.
Protecting the profession: The Code sets a minimum level of acceptable professional conduct for Members and Students. It clarifies the nature of behaviour essential to maintaining the professional reputation of CBVs/EEEs and the Institute. Furthermore, the Code forms the basis of disciplinary procedures through which allegations of professional misconduct can be addressed by the Institute.
Protecting the public: The Code provides the public with the assurance that the Institute is imposing on its Members and Students the highest professional standards and ethics by which they are willing to be judged.