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ArchivedEffective: 18 April, 2018 - 31 December, 2019Categories: Pooled FundsSource: GIPS Executive Committee
We decided to early adopt the requirements within the Guidance Statement on Broadly Distributed Pooled Funds. We now understand that this Guidance Statement will be replaced with Broad Distribution Pooled Funds Advertising Guidelines, which will be included in the 2020 edition of the GIPS standards (“GIPS 2020”). The expected effective date of GIPS 2020 is 1 January 2020. Can we continue to follow the requirements within this Guidance Statement until we comply with GIPS 2020?
Yes, you may continue to follow the requirements within the Guidance Statement on Broadly Distributed Pooled Funds until you transition to complying with GIPS 2020. Firms may voluntarily comply with the requirements specified by the Guidance Statement on Broadly Distributed Pooled Funds. Firms that include the required items for a broad distribution pooled fund in that fund’s official pooled fund documents or marketing materials may also include the GIPS Pooled Fund Claim of Compliance. Once GIPS 2020 is effective, firms that choose to voluntarily follow the Broad Distribution Pooled Funds Advertising Guidelines will be required to transition from the Guidance Statement on Broadly Distributed Pooled Funds to the Broad Distribution Pooled Funds Advertising Guidelines.