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The old Chinese Wall… (18.30)

Chuck: You have an informant in Axe Capital.

Bryan: Boss, we should stick to the rules of recusal, the old Chinese wall, shouldn't we?… Okay.

Chinese wall is a business term describing an information barrier within an organization that was erected to prevent exchanges or communication that could lead to conflicts of interest. For example, a Chinese wall may be erected to separate and isolate people who make investments from those who are privy to confidential information that could improperly influence the investment decisions. Firms are generally required by law to safeguard insider information and ensure that improper trading does not occur.