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Question:

Alpha Advisors Inc. is an investment management firm with a client base that ranges from individuals to large foundations. Which of the following firm policies is least appropriate if Alpha adopts the Code and Standards? Alpha:

A excludes client accounts of family members of employees from participating in IPOs.
Explaination

Standard III(B) Fair Dealing requires that all clients be treated fairly. Members and candidates should not discriminate against any client. A family member who is a fee-paying client should not be treated differently from other clients when taking investment action. Following up changes in recommendations with phone calls to larger clients is not a violation of the Standard if the changes have been disseminated fairly.