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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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ArchivedEffective: 1 July, 2007 - 31 December, 2013Categories: RecordkeepingSource: GIPS Executive Committee
I have records to support my performance; however, the records are stored in a system that is not operable and I do not have access to the records. Is this acceptable?
Records stored in a system that is not operable will not satisfy the requirements of the GIPS standards to maintain data and information necessary to support the firm’s performance presentation.
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