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  • Archived

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

    Must the fee schedule be on the same page as the compliant presentation, or can it be on a separate page? Is it sufficient to refer to another document, such as the firm’s Form ADV, instead of disclosing the fee schedule?

    The fee schedule does not necessarily have to be on the same page as the other information that is required to be in a compliant presentation, but it must be part of the compliant presentation. The disclosure requirement is not satisfied if the firm excludes the fee schedule from the compliant presentation and makes reference to another document that includes the fee schedule, such as Form ADV.

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