CFA Practice Question

CFA Practice Question

Ben Thomas is the investment advisor for Hannah Green, who informs Thomas that for the coming year she would like to donate $50,000 charitable organizations that help children. Thomas is also a director for Children's Benefit Worldwide (CBW), which is conducting a fund raising campaign to help bring clean drinking water to children in Africa. Thomas tells Henry Jackson - who is running the fund raising campaign - about Green's charitable plans and suggests that he contact her. Thomas does not reveal to Jackson the amount Green wants to donate. Which of the following is correct?
A. Thomas has not violated client confidentiality.
B. Thomas has violated client confidentiality whereas Jackson has not committed any violation.
C. Thomas has violated client confidentiality whereas Jackson has engaged in misconduct.
Explanation: Thomas cannot violate confidentiality.

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User Comment
Mikehuynh Thomas violates Preservation of confidential info of clients as he is not allowed to reveal info of clients to third parties unless:

- info regarding illegal activities of clients
- authorization from clients
- required by courts
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