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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 December, 2012 - 31 December, 2019
    Categories: Creation Date
    Source: GIPS Executive Committee

    Firm A comes into compliance with the GIPS standards on 1 January 1999 by restating its history since 1 January 1994 in compliance with the GIPS standards. What is the composite creation date for Firm A’s composites?

    The composite creation date is defined as the date when the firm first grouped the portfolios together to create a composite. If the firm is reporting a composite in compliance with the GIPS standards for the first time in 1999, but had grouped the portfolios in the composite together in 1994, the composite creation date is 1994.

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