OUR Culture

DGS has a work culture that promotes discussion and collaboration, while constantly challenging conventional wisdom. With our investment strategies grounded in financial theory, we promote continuous learning and have a magnified focus on research initiatives that aim for intellectual excellence. All of this is built on the firm’s foundation of a never-ending commitment to its clients and to achieving their long-term objectives.



OUR VALUES

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Integrity

We conduct ourselves with integrity in every aspect of our job. In the highly complex world of global financial markets, it really is as simple as always doing what’s right.

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Client-Driven

We know our success depends directly on how well we serve our clients. Our clients and their needs always come first. As unselfish as this may sound, it is probably our most selfish characteristic.

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Excellence

We aspire to be the best at what we do and be industry leaders in our field. We set high standards for ourselves and are only satisfied when we exceed them. This spans every aspect of our job including investment performance, research, and client service.

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Perseverance

We know that hard work usually solves even the most challenging problems – with a little help from luck and the obvious requirement of skill. We hire self-motivated, result-oriented people with extremely strong work ethics.

Intellectually Curious

We are never satisfied with the status quo and are constantly bettering our understanding of how markets work. Understanding ‘why’ and ‘how’ things happen is a lot more important than ‘what’ has happened. 



ETHICS

DOING THE RIGHT THING. ALWAYS.

DGS Capital's Code of Ethics formalises the values that the firm subscribes to. DGS has voluntarily adopted the Asset Managers Code of Professional Conduct developed by the CFA Institute. The code was developed in consultation with investors and asset managers with the goal of outlining the ethical and professional responsibilities for asset managers investing on behalf of clients.

 

KEY AREAS OF CONDUCT

The Code provides practical guidelines in six main areas of conduct designed to apply to all facets of the manager-client relationship.

  1. Loyalty to clients

  2. Investment process and actions

  3. Trading

  4. Risk management, compliance and support

  5. Performance and evaluation

  6. Disclosures

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supported by specific guidelines, the general principles of the code state that DGS has the following responsibilities to its client

  • To act in a professional and ethical manner at all times

  • To act for the benefit of clients

  • To act with independence and objectivity

  • To act with skill, competence, and diligence

  • To communicate with clients in a timely and accurate manner

  • To uphold the rules governing capital markets


A full copy of the Code can be found here.