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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 December, 2013 - 31 December, 2019
    Categories: Changes to the Standards: 2006 GIPS
    Source: GIPS Executive Committee

    Please elaborate on the provision requiring firms to provide ‘prospective clients’ with a compliant presentation. Can we choose to which prospective clients we provide a compliant presentation?

    Once a firm claims compliance with the GIPS standards, it must make every reasonable effort to provide all prospective clients with a compliant presentation. This does not preclude the firm from showing additional and/or supplemental information to help the prospective client interpret the compliant presentation. Firms must not choose to whom they present a compliant presentation.

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