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: 1 January, 2014 - 31 December, 2019
    Categories: Supplemental/Additional Information
    Source: GIPS Executive Committee

    Firm A has a marketing brochure that describes the firm, staff, and investment process. One of the pages contains the compliant presentation for a specific composite. Do all the other pages of the brochure need to be labeled as supplemental information?

    No. Supplemental Information is defined as 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. Supplemental information does not include general information regarding the firm or the investment strategy or process.

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