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Invest Europe promotes the highest ethical and professional standards within the private equity, venture capital and infrastructure industry.

Ethical behaviour is fundamental to the success of our industry. Industry participants operate in an environment of trust. Invest Europe members are entitled to expect their peers to act in accordance with the highest ethical and professional standards and are expected to behave in a similar manner towards portfolio companies, service providers and other stakeholders.

In order to ensure sustainable, equitable and positive conditions for the industry across Europe, we firmly believe that it is in our members’ best interests to promote confidence in the industry for the public at large.

Our guidance to members is constantly evolving and the guides are regularly updated.

The Invest Europe Professional Standards Committee has responsibility for maintaining our guidance. The Professional Standards Committee welcomes your feedback and suggestions. If you need more information or have specific suggestions, please let us know.

Compliance with the Invest Europe Code of Conduct is mandatory for all Invest Europe members and it is expected that the member procures that its affiliates working with it will also adhere to the Code.

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To help with interpretation of the Code and its application to firms, Invest Europe also maintains a Commentary on the Code of Conduct.

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Issues of non-compliance are dealt with by the Board of Directors of Invest Europe after consultation with the Invest Europe Professional Standards Committee.

Should you have a complaint about an Invest Europe member firm, then address it to:

Invest Europe / Att.: Chair of the Invest Europe Professional Standards Committee
Avenue Louise 81, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
professionalstandards.compliance@investeurope.eu

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Invest Europe is the guardian of the industry's professional standards, shaping the principles of ethical behaviour and trust that govern the relationships between private equity managers, their investors and portfolio companies.

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