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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 November, 2012 - 31 December, 2019
    Categories: Recordkeeping
    Source: GIPS Handbook, 3rd Edition

    We present performance attribution as supplemental information within our compliant presentation for our Growth and Income Composite. Must we keep the data and information to support this supplemental information?

    Yes. Firms are required to capture and maintain all data and information necessary to support all items included in the firm’s compliant presentations, which would include supplemental information. Supplemental information is defined as any performance-related information included as a part of a compliant presentation that supplements or enhances the required and/or recommended provisions of the GIPS standards.  Firms must also comply with any regulatory requirements related to recordkeeping.

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