Growing Interest for Asset Owners to Claim Compliance with the GIPS Standards

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Increased Demand from OCIOs Claiming GIPS Compliance

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Common Practices of GIPS-Compliant Firms

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The Value of GIPS Compliance: 2018 Manager and Consultant Survey

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GIPS 2020 Exposure Draft Released for Public Comment

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ACA Performance Services provides GIPS® verification and consulting services to investment managers around the globe. Our team — comprised of more than 80 professionals with extensive GIPS and performance standards experience — is the largest group of GIPS professionals in the world solely dedicated to GIPS verification and related services. To date, we have served more than 1,000 firms. Many of our clients previously used a different verification firm and/or a Big Four accounting firm.


ACA has the largest market share of verified firms in P&I's Top 100 list:

(P&I top 100 list compared to the eVestment database as of 12/31/2016.)



GIPS Compliance Services

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  • Pre-Compliance Consulting: Expert advice needed to bring your firm into compliance with GIPS
  • Firm-Wide GIPS Verification: Independent review of your firm’s claim of GIPS compliance
  • Performance Examination: In addition to verification, a composite-specific review can be performed

GIPS Education and Training

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  • Engagement team interaction
  • Educational webcasts
  • National compliance conferences
  • Regional roundtables
  • Customized training

Focused Performance Review

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  • In-depth review of data, methodologies, records, controls, and disclosures to support calculating investment performance
  • Assistance with the execution of the firm's compliance program
  • Results in a summary report to management, including findings and recommendations, in accordance with regulatory requirements and industry leading practices

Performance Certification

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  • Review and examination of input data, methodologies, and assumptions used to support an investment performance track record
  • Provides assurance and lends credibility to the underlying track record
  • Results in customized performance certification statement provided by ACA to the firm which may be used in marketing efforts


Largest global team of professionals solely dedicated to GIPS verification and investment performance services

Ability to leverage in-house regulatory and performance experience

Unmatched consulting expertise on unique GIPS issues throughout the year

Extensive investments in proprietary technology to optimize efficiencies in client workflow and meet the most stringent industry requirements


Common Practices of GIPS-Compliant Firms

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For more information on our services, please fill out our contact form or call Christie Dillard Horsman at +1 (866) 279-0750 or Paul Blandford at +44 (0) 20 7042 0530.