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.

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  • Archived

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

    A firm is first coming into compliance with the GIPS standards. When is the firm initially required to submit the GIPS Compliance Form to CFA Institute to comply with the requirement to notify CFA Institute of its claim of compliance?

    The firm must submit the notification to CFA Institute once it has met all of the requirements of the GIPS standards and is at the point of initially claiming compliance with the GIPS standards. The firm must not claim compliance with the GIPS standards unless the GIPS Compliance Form has been submitted to CFA Institute.