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    Effective: 1 January, 2020
    Categories: Advertising
    Source: 2020 GIPS Standards

    Are Requests for Proposals (RFPs) considered advertisements?

    Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and consultant questionnaires are not considered advertisements for the purpose of the GIPS Advertising Guidelines and should be treated as a one-on-one presentation to a prospective client or a prospective investor. The GIPS standards state that firms must make every reasonable effort to provide a GIPS Report to all prospective clients or prospective investors when they initially become prospective clients or prospective investors. Firms should, therefore, include a GIPS Report with the RFP response. 

    Please also see the prior version