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  • Archived

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

    How does provision 0.A.6, which requires that firms must document, in writing, their policies and procedures used in establishing and maintaining compliance with all the applicable requirements of the GIPS standards, relate to provision 1.A.1?

    The data and information required to be collected and maintained by provision 1.A.1 forms part of the policies and procedures required to be documented by provision 0.A.6. The firm must determine what data and information is necessary to support a firm’s performance presentation and to perform the required calculations. Once this is determined, the firm should document in its policies and procedures how the data and information required to construct the performance presentation will be gathered, how the data and information will be maintained, and the length of time it will be maintained.

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