We believe these values serve as important principles and expect all of our decisions and activities to demonstrate them. A shared acceptance of our values builds a solid foundation for a successful company. We value:
- Clear Communication – We communicate frequently and openly. We clearly share our expectations of each other, and we honor the commitments we make. This enables us to have more effective and efficient working relationships.
- Excellence – We seek the highest possible quality in people, work environment, client service, investment assets and asset management. Our attention to excellence means that we ascribe to high professional standards in everything we do. From this, we gain success in the business and satisfaction from having our standards recognized. This distinguishes us in the marketplace.
- Enjoying Our Work – We create a positive work environment which allows everyone to enjoy and gain satisfaction and personal growth from the work they do. This leads to increased fulfillment, higher morale, improved performance and less stress.
- Honesty and Integrity – We are committed to the highest levels of ethical conduct in our dealings with each other and with those outside the organization. We always act with our clients’ best interests in mind. We believe this fosters loyalty and strong, long-term working relationships.
- Financial Success – We sustain profitability and add value to our business by focusing our time and energy on serving our clients and on the details of each endeavor. In making day-to-day decisions, we keep our vision for the organization clearly in mind. This vision provides the compass for everyone to know where the organization is going.
- Initiative and a Strong Work Ethic – We are committed to putting forth our best effort in all endeavors. Hard work, motivation and initiative are essential elements of our success, and we recognize and reward all employees for their individual contributions. This provides satisfaction and pride in a job well done. Our reward system enables everyone to share in the financial success of the firm.
- Trust and Respect – We promote a sense of personal self-worth by treating each other with respect and by trusting each other to fulfill individual responsibilities. We respect our differences and provide freedom and flexibility to perform the work and achieve the goals we have agreed upon. This makes us more effective, cohesive and fulfilled in our work.
- Teamwork – We work in ways that capture the collaborative efforts of everyone in Forest Investment Associates. This team atmosphere includes the functional teams within the company and the overall Forest Investment Associates team. We make better decisions as teams than we make individually. We recognize our need for leadership and balance this with the power of teamwork.