Q & A Database

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.

Content from prior Q&As was included in the GIPS Standards Handbook as much as possible and many Q&As were archived. Change the Status drop-down filter to "Archived" to see the archived Q&As.

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  • Archived

    Effective: 30 September, 2015 - 31 December, 2019
    Categories: Firm Notification Requirement, Verification
    Source: GIPS Technical Committee

    The verifier is planning to issue a verification report after 30 June 2015. The verifier has determined that the firm has not submitted the GIPS Compliance Form to CFA Institute. May the verifier issue the verification report?

    No. The verifier must not issue the verification report as the firm is no longer in compliance with the GIPS standards. The firm must stop claiming compliance until the GIPS Compliance Form has been submitted to CFA Institute. Upon successful testing that the firm has met the notification requirement by the subsequent submission of the GIPS Compliance Form, the verifier may issue the verification report.