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 March, 2006 - 31 December, 2019
    Categories: Inception Date
    Source: GIPS Handbook, 2nd Edition

    Can a firm that has only been in existence for 3 yrs. claim compliance with the GIPS standards?

    Yes, firms that have been in existence less than five years may claim compliance with the GIPS standards. The firm must do so for the period since the firm’s inception, which in this case would be for three years.