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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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ArchivedEffective: 1 January, 2006 - 31 December, 2019Categories: Private EquitySource: Interpretive Guidance for Private Equity
If my firm only manages private equity must I comply with the GIPS standards in its entirety to claim compliance?
The claim of compliance with the GIPS standards is voluntary. However, claiming compliance requires adherence to all aspects of the Standards. Firms managing private equity assets will want to pay particular attention to provisions contained in the Fundamentals of Compliance section of the GIPS standards.