The Ethics Committee exists for two main reasons. Firstly, it ensures that the Society remains compliant with the general regulations pertaining to all activity in the financial markets. Since we are not involved in actually handling/investing money for others, to an extent, such regulatory law does not apply to the STA. However, the Ethics Committee monitors activities that may be affected by such laws, and excludes any such activities if necessary.
The second function of the Ethics Committee is to ensure each STA member completes an annual “Ethics Declaration” and investigates cases where a member is in violation of their declaration or have had issues with their regulators. In certain cases, it may be appropriate for The Ethics Committee to recommend a membership be revoked and their MSTA title removed.