Richard Colson is a research analyst at Aegis Capital. One of his target companies, Ricard Industries, recently became a client of Aegis investment banking division. Due to the potential conflict of interest, according to Standard I(B) Independence and Objectivity, Colson should most likely:
A. discontinue research on Ricard and not issue a report.
B. continue the research, and issue a report on Ricard that contains a
recommendation consistent with their findings.
C. continue the research, and issue a report on Ricard that contains only
factual information, but no recommendation.