Code of Ethics

The American Association of Daily Money Managers (AADMM) provides support and oversight. A DMM is a fiduciary and holds a position of trust with their clients. Although no Canadian association exists, AADMM has a Canadian chapter. Members must have a good to excellent credit score verified annually, have a current clear background check and vulnerable sector report from local police, and adhere to a strict Code of Ethics.

AADMM Code of Ethics

The American Association of Daily Money Managers is committed to promoting high standards of client services provided by its members.

  • Daily Money Managers (DMMs) help clients who have difficulty managing their personal monetary and/or business affairs
  • DMMs do not act as accountants, financial advisors, or attorneys unless separately educated and properly licensed to do so
  • DMMs shall have concern for the wellbeing of their clients
  • DMMs shall treat clients, their family members, colleagues, and other professionals with fairness, discretion, and integrity
  • DMMs shall not exploit their clients financially, socially, emotionally, sexually, physically, or in any other manner
  • DMMs shall avoid those relationships or activities that interfere with professional judgement and objectivity
  • DMMs shall disclose in writing any affiliations, association, or interest that may pose a potential conflict of interest or the appearance of impropriety
  • DMMs shall strive to ensure fees are fair, reasonable, and commensurate with the services performed
  • DMMs shall take reasonable precautions to avoid harm to the client or their property
  • DMMs shall respect the right of their clients
  • DMMs shall protect the client’s right to privacy and confidentiality in accordance with the laws of the state/province where the services are performed
  • DMMs shall achieve and maintain high standards of competence
  • DMMs shall accurately represent their professional experience and training and shall not act in any capacity for which they are not separately educated and properly licensed
  • DMMs shall keep current with issues affecting their clients (health insurance, consumer fraud, etc.) and maintain all licenses, registrations, certifications, and insurance required by law to perform their services
  • DMMs shall refer clients to other service providers or consult with the other service providers when additional knowledge and expertise are required

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