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 May, 2010 - 31 December, 2019
    Categories: General/Miscellaneous
    Source: GIPS Executive Committee

    In the 2005 edition of the GIPS standards, provision 3.A.6 states, “Convertible and other hybrid securities must be treated consistently across time and within composites.” This provision was deleted from the 2010 edition of the GIPS standards. Does this mean that we no longer have to treat convertible and other hybrid securities consistently?

    No. This provision was removed from the 2010 edition of the GIPS standards because the requirement to treat securities consistently is applicable to all security types and is not limited to convertible and other hybrid securities.