White Paper: Compliance is Easier Than You Think: Challenges and Solutions for Hedge Fund Managers Considering GIPS

January 1, 2018

The Global Investment Performance Standards (“GIPS standards” or the “Standards”) are a voluntary set of best practices, developed and promulgated by CFA Institute (CFAI), for investment management firms to use when calculating and presenting their investment performance to prospective clients. Historically, the GIPS standards have been tailored more toward the institutional, long-only asset manager. However, as more assets have been allocated to alternative investments, and as regulatory scrutiny has dramatically increased, hedge fund managers (HFMs) and other alternative managers are increasingly embracing the GIPS standards. While this move toward acceptance of the Standards in the alternative industry is a noteworthy trend, it is not without challenge. 

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