Soft $, Ethics EOC pg. 209 Question

For question 6 on page 209, can someone please clarify why the Investment Manager needs to request written instructions that RESTATE the manager’s continuing responsibility to seek to obtain best execution? Didnt he already discuss with the client that because he will use the client directed brokerage he will not be able to get best execution? shouldnt the answer be B, which is to relieve the manager from seeking best execution since it will be at the clients specific request?

The investment manager still has a responsibility to seek best execution within the approved brokerage firms. The manager just doesn’t give up looking for the best price b/c the client said they wanted to use only certain brokerage firms. At least that’s my understanding…

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