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Question:

Donald Smith, CFA, has been assigned by his employer to write a report for clients on Braden Corporation. Smith has 1,000 shares of Braden that he bought three years ago and has been discussing a consulting contract with Braden to write guidelines for their investor relations department. If Smith writes the report on Braden Corporation, he must disclose within the report:

A both his ownership of Braden shares and his prospective consulting work.
Explaination

Both ownership of Braden stock and the possible consulting work present potential conflicts of interest for Smith and must be disclosed within the report to comply with Standard VI(A) Disclosure of Conflicts.