Our clients, shareholders and investors' interests always come first. If we serve them well, our own success will follow.
Our assets are our people, capital and reputation. If any of these is ever diminished, the last is the most difficult to restore.
Our goal is to provide superior returns to our shareholders and investors. Profitability is critical to achieving superior returns, building our capital, and attracting and keeping our best people.
We take great pride in the professional quality of our work. We have an uncompromising determination to achieve excellence in everything we undertake.
We stress creativity and imagination in everything we do. While recognizing that the traditional way may still be the best way, we constantly strive to find better solutions.
We make an unusual effort to identify and recruit the very best person for every job. In a service business, we know that without the best people, we cannot be the best firm.
We offer our people the opportunity to move ahead more rapidly than is possible at most other places. Advancement depends on merit and we have yet to find the limits to the responsibility our best people are able to assume.
We stress teamwork in everything we do. While individual creativity is always encouraged, we have found that team effort often produces the best results.
The dedication of our people to the firm and the intense effort they give their jobs are greater than one finds in most other organizations.
We know that the world of finance is constantly evolving and that complacency can lead to extinction. We constantly strive to anticipate the rapidly changing environment and never cease to innovate services and products.
We regularly receive confidential information as part of our normal activities. To breach a confidence or to use confidential information improperly or carelessly is unthinkable.
Integrity and honesty are at the heart of our business. We expect our people to maintain high ethical standards in everything they do, both in their work for the firm and in their personal lives.