I was hired by a large financial institution. On day one I was informed that I have to conform to organization's investment policy, which puts a number of restrictions on how I can manage my private investments. Some of those restrictions carry a real material risk (e.g. I'm not allowed to sell securities which I held for shorter duration than a certain period). They require that I disclose my and my partner's investing accounts.
There was no mention of this policy during a hiring process.
They do not state specifically what are the repercussions if I break the policy.
Should I've known about those policies before accepting the offer I would've taken that into consideration whether I should accept. Potentially this may not ever be an issue, but I definitely cannot guarantee it.
I'm not completely sure what would be the best way to go at the moment. I'm considering asking HR what would happen if I break the policy, but that probably would look like I'm saying "I'm going to break the rules, what are you gonna do?".
If I decide to stay and follow the policies, that would mean I'll be risking a financial loss.
If I decide that this is unacceptable, I've just wasted several weeks waiting for them to complete the hiring process, while I could pursue other opportunities.
An advice would be appreciated.