GIPS Standards

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GIPS compliance IRR Oracle of Omaha Warren Buffet Uber IPO 2020
May 9, 2019

Just when we thought the upcoming Uber IPO was the biggest news in private markets, we get a hot take from the Oracle of Omaha. At the annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Warren Buffett noted “[w]e have seen a number of proposals from private equity funds where the returns are really not calculated in a manner that I would regard as honest; [i]f I were running a pension fund, I would be very careful about what was being offered to me.”

ACA Performance GIPS Standards Adoption
March 6, 2019

With each release of a new version of the GIPS standards, ACA Performance Services has noticed an increase in the rate of adoption among all types of firms, as well as increased interest in third-party verification. Historically, this interest and adoption has come primarily from more traditional asset managers that manage separate accounts and are invested in public securities.

Asset Owners Growing Interest in GIPS Compliance
October 26, 2018

The popularity and worldwide adoption of the the GIPS standards by investment management firms is largely due to demand by asset owners. In the interest of risk management, asset owners increasingly require external investment managers to comply with the GIPS standards. Recently, more asset owners have begun to apply the same principles to their own performance reporting and ACA Performance Services is seeing growing interest in attaining GIPS compliance among the asset owner community.

October 25, 2018

The popularity and worldwide adoption of the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS® standards) by investment management firms is largely due to demand by asset owners.

June 8, 2018

Investment advisers need an infrastructure for GIPS® compliance that can survive an SEC examination. While there are many similarities between the rules under the Advisers Act and the requirements of the GIPS standards, there are also notable differences.

GIPS Q&A
May 17, 2018

The GIPS Standards Technical Committee recently released three new GIPS Standards Q&A’s that are all effective as of April 18, 2018.

May 1, 2018

Please join ACA Performance Services for a complimentary breakfast focused on industry updates related to investment performance.

May 1, 2018

Please join ACA Performance Services for a complimentary breakfast focused on industry updates related to investment performance.

April 26, 2018

Join ACA Performance Services' Partners, Richard Kemmling, CPA, CIPM, CGMA and Julia Reyes, CIPM for the third annual CFA Society New York GIPS® Forum on May 23, 2018.

April 11, 2018

ACA’s Spring 2018 Compliance and Performance Conference will include for the fourth time a performance-focused track specifically on issues related to performance measurement and the GIPS standards. Throughout the year, you have several performance conferences to choose from, so what makes ACA better than the others? Well, let us tell you…

GIPS Executive Committee Broadly Distributed Pooled Funds
December 14, 2017

The Guidance Statement on Broadly Distributed Pooled Funds was approved on 13 March 2017.