Unethical Practices

UNETHICAL PRACTICES

There are no financial products that can guarantee performance and/or returns but industry emphasizes on these aspects more than what client needs, as the approach is to sell (or mis-sell ) and not advise.


NON - DISCLOSURES

Non-disclosure of invisible risks and expenses is common practice. Firstly, the adjustment of the management fee and distribution expenses within the product's performance is strangely one of the most unethical norms that industry has been following for many years. Secondly, when there are no financial products that can guarantee performance, still at times products are mis-sold by just emphasizing on return related assurances only, quoting historical performance and not explicitly revealing the factors that may be out of control and may pose significant risk to the foreseeable performance being claimed.

BASING RELATIONSHIP OVER ADVISORY

Most advisors are basically relationship managers. Instead of understanding investors perspective, these product sellers focus on selling of products basis relationships and social meetings. This also includes lack of necessary knowledge, certifications, financial skills and and being un-responsive in their dealing. This form of unethical conduct is also associated with a failure to effectively undertake assessment of the client’s tolerance to risk and then utilize that assessment appropriately, or to match financial product recommendations to the client’s specific objectives.

INTEGRITY RELATED ISSUES

This includes unethical conduct associated with misleading statements about the performance, features and risks of recommended financial products or misleading statements about the business reputations of those associated with financial products or managed investment schemes. Misleading conduct is also linked to an inadequate understanding of the financial product itself. This unethical conduct also includes the failure to conduct appropriate and independent research into the financial product being recommended.

COMMISSION PASS - BACKS

This is another one of the most evident and most unethical practice. Lesser said is better in this regards. From investors’ perspective, getting trapped in this unethical practice is nothing but being “penny wise and pound foolish”. This is because a one- time gain could lead to a life time loss. Saving one-time expense is not what creates wealth but right decisions, and right discipline in long term. In the hands of such product sellers, one can never get right advice as advisory is a very ethical profession and not a bargain.


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