14 May 2012
CFA Institute has announced the appointment of Karyn D. Vincent, CFA, CIPM to the GIPS Executive Committee (EC), the decision-making body for the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®).
Vincent will chair the GIPS Verification/Practitioner Subcommittee and serve on the GIPS EC. The nine-member GIPS Executive Committee is composed of a diverse group of investment professionals who develop and promote the adoption and implementation of the GIPS standards as the single, global standard for calculating and presenting investment performance. Vincent will begin her term in September, replacing outgoing member Carl Bacon, CIPM, Chairman of StatPro Group plc in London.
"I am pleased to welcome Karyn back to the GIPS Executive Committee," states Jonathan Boersma, CFA, executive director of the GIPS standards at CFA Institute. "Karyn has been a tireless volunteer for more than a decade and her technical expertise will be a valuable asset on the Executive Committee."
Vincent - the founder of Vincent Performance Services LLC, which provides GIPS standards consulting and verification servicesâ€”is a vital volunteer with a longstanding service record dedicated to the GIPS standards, and its predecessor AIMR-PPS standards, that dates back to 1998. She was most recently chair of the GIPS Interpretations Subcommittee.
In recognition of her volunteer services, CFA Institute recently awarded Vincent the prestigious Daniel J. Forrestal III Leadership Award for Professional Ethics and Standards of Investment Practice. This award recognizes a CFA Institute member who has championed the pursuit of excellence in professional ethics and standards of practice, and who has provided outstanding leadership in elevating the integrity and competence of the investment profession