Fair Dealing


From curriculum:

“In addition, members and candidates may provide more personal, specialized, or in-depth service to clients who are willing to pay for premium services through higher management fees or higher levels of brokerage. Members and candidates may differentiate their services to clients, but different levels of service must not disadvantage or negatively affect clients.”

Can research providers disseminate researches (recommendation) at different times to different groups of clients based on the level of service for a particular group without violating CFAI standards ? Or researches (recommendations) always must be dissimilated simultaneously to ALL clients for whom the investment in subject is suitable by mandate ?

Assuming that the research provider disclosed all service levels to clients prior relationships.