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.

Content from prior Q&As was included in the GIPS Standards Handbook as much as possible and many Q&As were archived. Change the Status drop-down filter to "Archived" to see the archived Q&As.

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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 July, 2007 - 31 December, 2013
    Categories: Recordkeeping
    Source: GIPS Executive Committee

    I have a question that has not been answered directly by this Guidance Statement on the recordkeeping requirements. What should I do?

    Temporarily, the firm should maintain as much data as possible and seek advice on the most appropriate data to keep, which might include referring to the GIPS question and answer database.