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

    The GIPS standards require that a firm must disclose all significant events that would help a prospective client interpret the compliant presentation. What is considered to be a significant event?

    Significant events are any and all events that impact the firm’s operations and/or investment process (e.g. changes in ownership, merger or acquisition, departure of key investment professional) are examples of events that must be disclosed.

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