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 June, 2008 - 31 December, 2013
    Categories: Error Correction
    Source: Guidance Statement on Error Correction

    We recently determined that our total firm assets disclosure for the past two years has been incorrectly reported in our compliant presentations, but the rest of the information in our presentations is correct. Does this qualify as an error?

    The concept of correcting an error applies to all information included in a compliant presentation and is not limited to errors in composite returns. The firm must treat this as an error and follow the firm’s previously established error correction policies and procedures.

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