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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 January, 2014 - 31 December, 2019
    Categories: Client Reporting
    Source: GIPS Executive Committee

    If the firm is presenting a strategy to an existing client that is different from the one they already invest in, must the firm treat the existing client as a prospective client and provide the appropriate compliant presentation that represents the different strategy?

    Yes. The existing client must be treated as a prospective client of the different strategy. Therefore, the firm must make every reasonable effort to provide a compliant presentation to the existing client for the different strategy.

    As long as a prospective client has received a compliant presentation within the previous 12 months, the firm has met this requirement.

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