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.

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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 March, 2006 - 31 December, 2019
    Categories: Advertising
    Source: GIPS Handbook, 2nd Edition

    Firm B presents its performance history since its inception in 1996 and claims compliance with the GIPS standards.  However, the firm did not include all portfolios in composites for the period prior to 2000.  What disclosure is necessary?

    Sample Disclosure:  “Performance results prior to 1 January 2000 are not in compliance with the GIPS standards as the firm did not include all portfolios in composites on a firmwide basis.”