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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 January, 2006 - 31 December, 2019
    Categories: Private Equity
    Source: Interpretive Guidance for Private Equity

    How do the GIPS private equity valuation provisions relate to those of regional private equity organizations such as the EVCA, BVCA, PEIGG, etc.?

    The GIPS standards seek to encourage convergence of performance standards globally and find common ground in the difficult and subjective area of private equity valuations. The GIPS private equity provisions include a commitment to the fair value approach and provide guidance on a number of issues but do not seek to develop independently a full set of guidelines on valuation methodology.