Regional Angels members recognise the importance of our investments and related activities in affecting the livelihoods of others. We accept a personal obligation to our peers and the communities in which we act to commit ourselves to the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct. This Regional Angels Code of conduct incorporates the Code of Conduct of the Australian Association of Angel Investors Limited (AAAI).Every member of Regional Angels is required to formally agree to this Code of Conduct. Any breach of this Code shall be sufficient grounds for expulsion from Regional Angels without limiting the rights of the group, any member, or any other party to pursue the member in breach for his/her actions.

Each member shall comply with the following Code of Conduct in respect of any Regional Angels related activity in which the member is an actual or prospective investor or advisor:

  1. Members shall act with honour, integrity, dignity, diligence and in good faith in order to merit the trust of their peers and of the community.
  2. Members shall act with honesty, equity and without discrimination towards all individuals in the community.
  3. Members have an obligation to be ethical in judgement and actions.
  4. Members shall not take improper advantage of their position as an actual or prospective investor, or advisor.
  5. Members shall not make improper use of information acquired as an actual or prospective investor, or advisor.
  6. Members shall, where relevant, take reasonable steps to inform themselves, their peers, their portfolio companies and their advisors, of the social, environmental, economic and other possible consequences which may arise from their actions.
  7. Members shall disclose and manage promptly and properly any conflict of interests that may arise.
  8. Confidential information received by members in the course of considering, making, or advising on an Angel investment remains the property of the person or company from which it was obtained and it is improper for the members to disclose, or allow to be disclosed that confidential information, unless that disclosure has been authorised by that company or person from whom the information is provided, or is required by law.
  9. Members shall not engage in conduct likely to bring discredit upon their Angel investments, their peers, or the Regional Angels.
  10. Members have an obligation, at all times, to comply with the spirit, as well as the letter, of the law and with the principles of this Code. Members shall not assist in or induce a breach of this Code and shall support those who seek to uphold the Code if called upon, or in a position to do so.
  11. Members will respond promptly, fully and honestly to Regional Angels and/or AAAI research into group activities and/or Angel investing. All information gathered in research by the Regional Angels and/or the AAAI will be treated in accordance with this Code, the AAAI Code of Conduct, the Regional Angels Privacy Policy, the AAAI Privacy Statement and presented in results of the research as anonymous, aggregated data.
  12. Members will respect and be cognisant of the confidentiality and copyright of all documents and materials provided by the Group and by suppliers, partners and other Angel organisations that deliver to members’ information, materials, education and advice via the Group.

Code of Conduct adapted from Melbourne Angels with their kind permission