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ArchivedEffective: 1 May, 2010 - 31 December, 2019Categories: Early AdoptionSource: GIPS Executive Committee
We currently claim compliance with the GIPS standards (the 2005 edition). May we adopt selected portions of the 2010 edition of the GIPS standards before 1 January 2011 and not others?
For periods prior to 1 January 2011, compliant firms may continue to claim compliance with the 2005 edition of the GIPS standards. Firms may choose to early adopt selected new or revised requirements of the 2010 edition of the GIPS standards. However, a firm must not stop adhering to selected requirements of the 2005 edition of the GIPS standards that have been removed in the 2010 edition without adopting all of the requirements of the 2010 edition.