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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 October, 2006 - 31 December, 2019
    Categories: Corrections to the 2006 GIPS standards, Private Equity
    Source: GIPS Executive Committee

    Example 4 of Appendix A in the GIPS standards, titled “Sample 4 Private Equity Partners,” does not show a fee schedule in the disclosures. Does Provision 4.A.12 apply to private equity composites?

    Provision 4.A.12 does apply to private equity composites. The disclosure was inadvertently left off when the Standards were printed. All composite presentations must show a fee schedule appropriate to the presentation.