The release of the Exposure Draft of the 2020 Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) in August has forced many firms to assess how the new requirements will impact their business, both from marketing and operational perspectives. Not only will this impact firms currently claiming compliance with the GIPS standards, but also those considering doing so.
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CFA Institute released the first major revisions to the GIPS standards on August 31, 2018. The proposed revisions represent the most significant change to the standards since the 2010 edition of the GIPS standards went into effect on January 1, 2011. The 2020 GIPS Standards Exposure Draft is now available for public comment until December 31, 2018.
As the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) gain more acceptance and international adoption, and with CFA Institute’s expected release of GIPS 2020 for public comment, there are persistent questions about the current state of GIPS compliance.
The GIPS Standards Technical Committee recently released three new GIPS Standards Q&A’s that are all effective as of April 18, 2018.