Ethics Q

Rene Whatcom, CFA, is an independent contractor who writes research reports for several investment publications. Whatcom refuses to sign contracts with exclusivity clauses. Whatcom sometimes revises work he submits to one publication and sends slightly altered versions of the report to additional publications. Does Whatcom violate any CFA Institute Standards? A. No. B. Yes, with respect to loyalty. C. Yes, with respect to disclosure of conflicts.

A He is not under contract, so he is not obligated to one exclusive publication.,866525