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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 March, 2006 - 30 November, 2013
    Categories: Definition of the Firm
    Source: GIPS Handbook, 2nd Edition

    Firm A changed its legal status from a partnership to a corporation. As of what date should the new firm start reporting performance?

    A change in legal status typically will not result in a new firm for purposes of compliance with the Standards. If the boundaries for Firm A remain unchanged, the performance history remains unchanged. If, however, the change in legal status results in new boundaries for Firm A, the firm will disclose the date and reason for the redefinition (see Provision 4.A.21). The firm must also review Provision 5.A.4 for applicability.

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