Wondering what updates need to be made to you compliant presentations/GIPS Reports to meet the 2020 GIPS Standards? Check out this PDF which summarizes many of the updates.Read more
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GIPS Verification Basics
Attendees at this fall’s Annual GIPS Standards Conference submitted questions about verification and CFA Institute notification. We’ve answered 5 of those questions below.
Why would a GIPS-compliant firm want to be verified?
More than 1,700 firms currently claim compliance with the GIPS standards. Over 80% of these firms choose to have a verification conducted even though it is not required. Verification adds to the assurance that the standards are fully implemented on a firm-wide basis. Experienced verifiers have worked with hundreds of different types of composites and have tested policy manuals at dozens of firms. They have first-hand knowledge of what works and how to make workflows better. A verifier can provide suggestions on how to enhance the firm’s policies and procedures as well as test that they have been implemented. They also keep firms updated on changes and new interpretations, so the firm isn’t learning that they have been incorrectly claiming GIPS Compliance during a regulatory examination.
GIPS Reports – Managing Distribution Requirements
Does your firm manage segregated accounts and pooled funds? Are you writing 2020 policies to provide a composite report with the fee schedule and expense ratio for the fund in the disclosures? Do you have policies requiring you provide a pooled fund report? Are there ways to avoid having two different composite reports, one for prospective clients and one for prospective investors?
Many firms don’t know in advance of initial meetings whether a prospect is going to be a prospective investor (in a pooled fund product) or a prospective client (in a segregated account). So what if you provide a GIPS Composite Report—without your fund’s expense ratio or fee schedule—and the prospective client turns into a prospective investor?Read more
This is a comprehensive list of Q&A’s released as part of the GIPS standards Newsletter, organized by subject matter. As CFA Institute continues to add Q&As through the GIPS Standards Newsletter, we will continue to update this page.Read more