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ArchivedEffective: 1 January, 2006 - 31 December, 2019Categories: Private EquitySource: Interpretive Guidance for Private Equity
Will the GIPS private equity provisions provide assurance of comparability between funds?
The provisions should ensure consistency in the presentation of the most important performance measures. Interim valuations will remain subjective and precise comparability cannot be assured. Marking to Fair Value is, however, designed to give a much more consistent approach to valuation and thereby improve comparability.