Our business is built on trust, transparency and sound ethics.
These values are the backbone of our compliance program.
We work with many of the largest companies in the financial services industry. Protecting both our clients and experts is a critical part of our job.
We provide our clients with the tools and technology they need to oversee and manage their usage. We set the bar for industry best practices.
During the registration process, each expert completes compliance training that covers securities laws, confidentiality laws and our policies. Also, to be eligible to consult with our clients, they must have taken compliance training within the past year.
PROJECT ELIGIBILITY ASSESSMENT
For every project, Coleman screens potential candidates to assess their eligibility and any potential conflicts of interest. For example, experts are prohibited from consulting about their current employer or other third parties to whom they owe confidentiality obligations.
We also restrict specific industries and classes of experts as appropriate.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Before their first consultation, experts must agree to abide by Coleman’s Terms & Conditions, which prohibit the disclosure of confidential and material, non-public information. To be eligible to participate in a consultation, they must have agreed to our Terms & Conditions within the last year, and they are also required to provide current employment information.
RESTRICTED COMPANIES DATABASE
Coleman maintains a database of company policies that affect their employees’ eligibility to participate in expert consultations. This information is fully integrated with our proprietary technology platform.
INTERNAL LEGAL DEPARTMENT
Coleman has an internal legal department.
EMPLOYEE COMPLIANCE POLICIES
All Coleman employees sign confidentiality agreements and are required to have their trading transactions pre-approved by our compliance department.
FEEDBACK & REVIEW
After each consultation, experts and clients have an opportunity to provide feedback directly to their Coleman representative.
Our custom-built compliance platform is fully integrated with our proprietary workflow software to gather and maintain expert permissions and eligibility.
Compliance officers can access our client site to view and manage upcoming consultation sessions for their firm.
Clients can customize their account’s compliance settings to exclude specific categories of experts and increase their usage oversight.