Benefits for Firms

Why Should Firms Comply with the GIPS® Standards?

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  • Compliance may improve the chances of being hired by a prospective client or prospective investor because it signals that the firm has designed and implemented policies and procedures to fully disclose and fairly present past performance.
  • Standardized GIPS Reports help ensure that firms are evaluated on their actual record and that calculation and presentation methods do not result in unfair competition.
  • Compliance makes it possible for investment managers around the world to present historical returns in any market without having to restate performance using different calculation and presentation methods.
  • Compliance requires firms to establish robust investment performance policies and procedures.
  • Compliance demonstrates to current and prospective clients and investors and the general public a voluntary commitment to follow ethical standards.

Read an Introduction to the GIPS Standards.

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