Ethics & Standards
Strengthen the Industry
The Institute sets the standards and practices for the investment and wealth management professions, and provides the credentials and tools required for advisors to best serve their clients. Our mission is to ensure quality service to the public by developing and encouraging high standards in these professions. As an organization, our role has been to broaden the public's understanding of investment management consulting and to promote and protect the interests of the profession.
The Code of Professional Responsibility was adopted in 1985 to promote and maintain the high standards of personal and professional conduct. All Institute members are subject to the Code.
The Institute has adopted Disciplinary Rules and Procedures, which outline the process, rules and procedures through which CIMA, CIMC, and CPWA certificants are held to the Institute's standards and provide enforcement measures.
All CIMA, CIMC, RMA, and CPWA certificants must agree to continued adherence to the Institute's Marks Usage Guide, which provides guidance on properly using the appropriate marks in different types of communications, as well as an antitrust statement.