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The GIPS Standards Q&A database contains questions and answers (Q&As) on various searchable topics that provide additional interpretation on an issue. Q&As are considered to be authoritative guidance and must be followed in order to claim compliance with the GIPS standards.

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  • Archived

    Effective: 18 April, 2018 - 31 December, 2019
    Categories: Supplemental/Additional Information
    Source: GIPS Executive Committee

    We include attribution information in our compliant presentations and label this information as supplemental information. We include this same attribution information in other marketing materials that do not reference the GIPS standards. Are we required to label attribution information as supplemental information when it is presented outside of our compliant presentations?

    No. Supplemental information is any performance-related information included as part of a compliant presentation that supplements or enhances the required and/or recommended provisions of the GIPS standards. Any information presented outside of a compliant presentation is not required to be labeled as supplemental information.